Leicester vs Watford betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Leicester vs Watford prediction: Leicester 3-0 Watford

Bottom side Watford have sacked their second manager of the season and will be overseen by former West Ham and Crystal Palace midfielder Hayden Mullins on Wednesday night.

High-flying Leicester have won seven consecutive matches in all competitions.

As of this weekend, Leicester have the best goal difference in the Premier League (+24).

Leicester vs Watford: Who will win?

Watford have lost each of their last four matches at the King Power Stadium, failing to score in the last three. Leicester are 1/3 favourites to win on Wednesday while a Watford win is priced at 8/1. The draw can be backed at 17/4.

Leicester have kept a clean sheet in their last three home matches against Watford in all competitions. A Leicester clean sheet can be backed at 1/1.

Jamie Vardy has scored in six straight league matches. Vardy is 13/5 to open the scoring and 4/6 to score anytime.

Leicester vs Watford Premier League match preview

Leicester host Watford at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday night.

Watford suffered a second consecutive defeat on Saturday as they lost 2-1 at Southampton. Ismaila Sarr gave Watford the lead before they conceded two late goals. Watford have now failed to win 17 of their last 18 league matches.

The Hornets are bottom of the pile on 8 points from 14 matches, with a goal difference of -19. A win on Wednesday would not be enough to lift them out of the relegation zone.

Leicester required a 96th-minute winner from Kelechi Iheanacho to beat Everton on Sunday. Jamie Vardy scored yet again as Brendan Rodgers’ side recorded a sixth consecutive home Premier League win.

The two sides have met 10 times in the Premier League. Leicester have won six, lost three and drawn once against Watford.

Leicester are second in the table, three points above Manchester City and eight behind leaders Liverpool.

Liverpool are the only side to have won more points at home than Leicester (19). The Foxes do have the best home defence, having conceded just four goals at the King Power this season. Watford have won one of their seven matches on the road.

Last season’s corresponding fixture finished 2-0 to the Foxes in December 2018. Jamie Vardy opened the scoring from the penalty spot before James Maddison doubled the lead. Etienne Capoue was sent off in second-half stoppage time.

More recently, Watford beat Leicester 2-1 at Vicarage Road in March.

Leicester team news vs Watford

Demarai Gray has the flu and remains a doubt for Wednesday.

Kelechi Iheanacho scored the winner against Everton but is expected to start on the bench once again.

Marc Albrighton could come in for Harvey Banes if Brendan Rodgers opts for some fresh legs. Dennis Praet and Hamza Choudhury were unused substitutes on Saturday but they’ll find it difficult to displace any of Leicester’s midfield trio.

Matty James is a long-term absentee.

Watford team news vs Leicester

Hayden Mullins has a number of injury concerns ahead of his first match in charge of Watford.

Troy Deeney was an unused substitute on Saturday and is expected to lead the line.

Roberto Pereyra was only fit enough for the bench on Saturday. The Argentine may have to settle for a spot on the bench again following Ismaila Sarr’s goal at Southampton.

Watford could be left short at right-back. Daryl Janmaat is sidelined with a knee injury while Kiko Femenia is a doubt after picking up a knock at the weekend. Dimitri Foulquier could start on the right of a back five.

Craig Dawson could return to action following a head injury, while former Leicester midfielder Tom Cleverly has a heel problem and is doubtful.

Danny Welbeck, Sebastian Prodl and Christian Kabasele remain sidelined

Leicester predicted line-up vs Watford

Predicted Watford XI vs Leicester

Predicted Watford XI vs Leicester

Watford predicted line-up vs Leicester

Predicted Leicester XI vs Watford

Predicted Leicester XI vs Watford

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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