Watford v Leicester Premier League betting preview and tips

13:00 Sun 03 Mar
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: 1
Units: 1/5
Odds: +120

Watford have aspirations to finish seventh in the Premier League and the Hornets look like a fantastic punting proposition to win at Vicarage Road on Sunday.

Javi Gracia’s side are currently eight points better off than their opponents this weekend, with the Spaniard being rewarded for his sterling work by getting a handsome contract to continue managing the team.

At the time of writing, Watford have won their past three encounters and will look to follow up that magnificent 5-1 win away to Cardiff which showed that the team are playing quality football at the moment.

Gerard Deulofeu bagged a hat-trick in south Wales and Troy Deeney helped himself to two goals against the Bluebirds, with six of the last nine matches ended in victory and they could be facing Leicester at the right time.

While it appears that Brendan Rodgers’ arrival at the King Power is imminent, Claude Puel has left the Midlands club and it appears that a new manager will need time to get this talented group of players looking like a quality team again.

Leicester have been in a rut recently, with six defeats in the previous seven games at the time of writing, with a draw at Anfield coming as a big surprise considering the malaise that is currently affecting the team.

Watford continue to demonstrate their ability to scrap out the match in the midfield department, with Abdoulaye Doucoure and Etienne Capoue particularly prominent in terms of winning the ball back.

Will Hughes and Roberto Pereyra provide the skill from wider positions and this could be a match where Deulofeu continues to produce that scoring touch against a team who can effectively write off this season.

BETTING TIP
Watford to win @ 2.20 with bet365

Team News

Watford: 4-4-2 (Confirmed Line-up)
Leicester: 3-4-2-1 (Confirmed Line-up)
  • 26
    Ben Foster
  • 25
    José Holebas
  • 06
    Adrian Mariappa
  • 15
    Craig Cathcart
  • 02
    Daryl Janmaat
  • 37
    Roberto Pereyra
  • 29
    Etienne Capoue
  • 16
    Abdoulaye Doucoure
  • 19
    Will Hughes
  • 09
    Troy Deeney
  • 07
    Gerard Deulofeu
  • 01
    Kasper Schmeichel
  • 06
    Jonny Evans
  • 05
    Wes Morgan
  • 15
    Harry Maguire
  • 14
    Ricardo Pereira
  • 21
    Youri Tielemans
  • 25
    Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi
  • 03
    Benjamin Chilwell
  • 10
    James Maddison
  • 19
    Harvey Barnes
  • 09
    Jamie Vardy

Premier League - League Table

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Liverpool 34 26 7 1 77:20 85
2 Manchester City 33 27 2 4 86:22 83
3 Tottenham 33 22 1 10 64:34 67
4 Arsenal 33 20 6 7 66:40 66
5 Chelsea 34 20 6 8 57:36 66
6 Manchester Unit 33 19 7 7 63:44 64
7 Leicester 34 14 5 15 46:45 47
8 Wolverhampton W 33 13 8 12 41:42 47
9 Everton 34 13 7 14 46:44 46
10 Watford 33 13 7 13 47:48 46
11 West Ham 34 12 6 16 42:52 42
12 Bournemouth 34 12 5 17 49:61 41
13 Crystal Palace 34 11 6 17 40:46 39
14 Burnley 34 11 6 17 42:60 39
15 Newcastle Unite 34 10 8 16 32:43 38
16 Southampton 33 9 9 15 39:54 36
17 Brighton 33 9 6 18 32:53 33
18 Cardiff 34 9 4 21 30:63 31
19 Fulham 34 5 5 24 32:76 20
20 Huddersfield 34 3 5 26 19:67 14