Watford v Leicester Betting Tips & Predictions

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13:30 Sat 14 Mar
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: 1 AH +0.5
Units: 3/5

Watford have been largely abject on the road in the Premier League this season and last weekend’s 1-0 reverse at Selhurst Park was their ninth defeat away from home.

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However, the Hornets are a different proposition at Vicarage Road and that’s been especially the case since Nigel Pearson became the club’s third Head Coach of the season.

A fortnight ago, the Hertfordshire team became the first team to inflict a top flight defeat on Liverpool in over a year and there was nothing flattering about the 3-0 winning scoreline which gives us confidence that they’ll perform well against Leicester.

Watford are just about winning their battle to remain in the Premier League and Pearson is proving to be the cool head needed in this situation, having made a similar type of achievement with Leicester a few seasons ago.

Since he took charge, there have been home victories against Manchester United, Aston Villa, Wolves and Liverpool. There was also a 3-2 home reverse against Everton where the team were cruising 2-0 before conceding two goals before half-time.

As for Leicester, despite their lofty position, they have only won 50% of away games and most of those victories occurred in the early part of the season. They were recently beaten at Carrow Road and their last win on the road came on New Year’s Day at Newcastle.

Quite simply, the Foxes aren’t playing like a team in the Champions League qualification positions and there’s a little bit of pressure on them now that the chasing pack have closed the points gap.

Jamie Vardy has been struggling for goals and we can see Pearson executing an effective game plan against his former club which will involve Troy Deeney battering away up front and leaving Ismaila Sarr to pick up the pieces.

At the very least, Watford should avoid defeat in this clash and a bet on them on the Asian Handicap market looks to be a profitable route here.

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Watford Asian Hcp +0.5 @ 1.62 (8/13) with bet365

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Predicted Lineup

Watford v Leicester - Predicted Lineups & Confirmed Starting 11s

Watford Lineup Predicted Lineup & Formation

Leicester Lineup Predicted Lineup & Formation

  • 26
    Ben Foster
  • 11
    Adam Masina
  • 15
    Craig Cathcart
  • 27
    Christian Kabasele
  • 21
    Kiko Femenia
  • 29
    Etienne Capoue
  • 19
    Will Hughes
  • 37
    Roberto Pereyra
  • 16
    Abdoulaye Doucoure
  • 23
    Ismaïla Sarr
  • 09
    Troy Deeney
  • 01
    Kasper Schmeichel
  • 02
    James Justin
  • 06
    Jonny Evans
  • 04
    Çağlar Söyüncü
  • 03
    Benjamin Chilwell
  • 25
    Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi
  • 17
    Ayoze Perez
  • 08
    Youri Tielemans
  • 26
    Dennis Praet
  • 15
    Harvey Barnes
  • 09
    Jamie Vardy

Watford 4-2-3-1

Leicester 4-1-4-1

Watford v Leicester - Last Matches

Watford v Leicester - Stats

Goals - Last 5 Matches

Watford

Leicester

Scored / match
Conceded / match
Total / match
1.2
1.2
1.6
0.8
2.8
2

Watford

Leicester

Scored / match
Conceded / match
Total
2
2.2
0.8
1.2
2.8
3.4

Watford

Leicester

Scored / match
Conceded / match
Total
1
1.2
1.4
0.8
2.4
2

Corners - Last 5 Matches

Watford

Leicester

For / match
Against / match
Total / match
4.4
4.6
4.6
5.2
9
9.8

Watford

Leicester

For / match
Against / match
Total / match
4
5
4.4
5
8.4
10

Watford

Leicester

For / match
Against / match
Total / match
4.6
4.4
5
5.2
9.6
9.6

Premier League - Standings & League Table

Premier League - League Table

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Liverpool 29 27 1 1 66:21 82
2 Manchester City 28 18 3 7 68:31 57
3 Leicester 29 16 5 8 58:28 53
4 Chelsea 29 14 6 9 51:39 48
5 Manchester United 29 12 9 8 44:30 45
6 Wolverhampton 29 10 13 6 41:34 43
7 Sheffield United 28 11 10 7 30:25 43
8 Tottenham 29 11 8 10 47:40 41
9 Arsenal 28 9 13 6 40:36 40
10 Burnley 29 11 6 12 34:40 39
11 Crystal Palace 29 10 9 10 26:32 39
12 Everton 29 10 7 12 37:46 37
13 Newcastle 29 9 8 12 25:41 35
14 Southampton 29 10 4 15 35:52 34
15 Brighton 29 6 11 12 32:40 29
16 West Ham 29 7 6 16 35:50 27
17 Watford 29 6 9 14 27:44 27
18 Bournemouth 29 7 6 16 29:47 27
19 Aston Villa 28 7 4 17 34:56 25
20 Norwich 29 5 6 18 25:52 21
# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Liverpool 15 15 0 0 40:12 45
2 Leicester 15 9 3 3 30:15 30
3 Manchester City 13 9 2 2 33:12 29
4 Manchester United 15 8 5 2 29:12 29
5 Tottenham 14 8 2 4 27:15 26
6 Arsenal 15 7 5 3 26:20 26
7 Everton 14 7 4 3 19:15 25
8 Chelsea 15 7 3 5 22:15 24
9 Sheffield United 15 7 3 5 17:13 24
10 Burnley 15 7 2 6 20:19 23
11 Wolverhampton 15 5 7 3 21:17 22
12 Crystal Palace 15 6 4 5 12:13 22
13 Newcastle 14 5 6 3 12:12 21
14 Brighton 14 4 6 4 17:15 18
15 Watford 14 4 5 5 16:17 17
16 Bournemouth 14 4 5 5 17:21 17
17 Aston Villa 13 5 2 6 18:24 17
18 West Ham 14 4 3 7 23:26 15
19 Norwich 14 4 3 7 19:26 15
20 Southampton 15 4 2 9 16:31 14

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