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Watford vs Leicester City betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

This article provides betting tips information for Watford vs Leicester in Premier League on Sunday 15 May 2022.
Watford vs Leicester City betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds
Watford FC
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Leicester City
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Barnes, Harvey
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Vardy, Jamie
Daka, Patson
Sema, Ken
Etebo, Oghenekaro
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Vardy, Jamie
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Evans, Jonny
Amartey, Daniel
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Tielemans, Youri
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Barnes, Harvey
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Mendy, Nampalys
Albrighton, Marc
Gosling, Dan
Kamara, Hassane
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Vardy, Jamie
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Maddison, James
Pedro, Joao
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Leicester have already beaten Watford twice this season, both at the King Power, 4-2 in the Premier League and 4-1 in the FA Cup. The Foxes last won three consecutive matches against the Hornets in 1999. 

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Leicester City to win and over 2.5 goals is 2/1.

Leicester City to win and both teams to score is 11/4.

Jamie Vardy has scored seven goals in 11 Premier League matches against Watford, including a brace in November. He is 4/1 to break the deadlock and 11/10 to score anytime. 

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Match preview

Watford vs Leicester City betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

ROME, ITALY – NOVEMBER 25: James Maddison celebrates with Patson Daka after scoring their side’s second goal during the UEFA Europa League group C match between Leicester City and Legia Warszawa at The King Power Stadium on November 25, 2021 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

Can Leicester City end, what’s ultimately been, a disappointing season on a high note?

Due to their lowly league position, the Foxes went all in on the Europa Conference League, but this gamble did not pay off.

Earlier this month, in the club’s first-ever European semi-final, they were ousted 2-1 on aggregate by Roma, bowing out 1-0 at Stadio Olimpico.

Around that tie, Leicester were not focus on the league, meaning their form was very underwhelming as a result, failing to win five consecutive games.

Nevertheless, that sequence was broken on Wednesday night when Brendan Rodgers’ side swatted aside Norwich City 3-0.

Jamie Vardy bagging a quick-fire brace at the King Power, before James Maddison sealed the victory, firing home late on.

This moved Leicester up into the top half but, following back-to-back fifth place finishes, this is seen as a poor campaign.

However, their season hasn’t gone as catastrophically wrong as Watford’s.

The Hornets have won just six Premier League matches all season and last weekend’s 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace confirmed their relegation.

Then, on Wednesday night, Roy Hodgson’s team held Everton to a goalless draw, ending their almost unprecedented losing streak at home.

Before this, Watford had been beaten in 11 successive home matches, dating back to their 4-1 drubbing on Manchester United in November.

Only one club in the 134-year history of the Football League has lost more consecutive home games, Rochdale A.F.C. in 1931/32, losing 13 in a row.

Leicester have already put eight goals past Watford in two meetings this season, a tally that that is likely to increase at Vicarage Road.

Watford team news

Watford vs Leicester City betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

Watford’s Emmanuel Dennis celebrates scoring their side’s first goal of the game during the Premier League match at Vicarage Road, Watford. Picture date: Tuesday December 28, 2021. (Photo by Nigel French/PA Images via Getty Images)

Roy Hodgson rung the changes on Wednesday night, making seven in all, so it’ll be intersting to see if he sticks or twists this time.

Hassane Kamara was suspended, following his red card at Selhurst Park, but could return at left-back, chosen over Adam Masina.

In the middle, Craig Cathcart could return alongside Samir with Christian Kabasele back amongst the substitutes.

Up front, none of Ismaïla Sarr, Josh King, Cucho Hernández or Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis were even in the matchday squad in midweek.

This saw Samuel Kalu start in the Premier League for the very first time with João Pedro leading the line.

Leicester City team news

Watford vs Leicester City betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring their side’s second goal of the game during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park, London. Picture date: Sunday October 3, 2021. (Photo by John Walton/PA Images via Getty Images)

Jamie Vardy was back to his best on Wednesday night, scoring twice, taking his tally for the season to 14, from just 29 games.

As he’s been eased back to full fitness, don’t be surprised if Patson Daka or Kelechi Ịheanachọ lead the line here though.

In the absence of Wiflried Ndidi, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall has become a regular in midfield, starting 23 of the last 25 games in all competitions.

James Maddison has scored in both meetings with Watford so far this season and will be hoping to make that a hat-trick in Hertfordshire.

Daniel Amartey could continue as Jonny Evans’ centre-back partner with Wesley Fofana a doubt and Çağlar Söyüncü out of favour.

Kasper Schmeichel has kept more clean sheets against Watford (9) than against anyone else in his career.

Watford FC vs Leicester City form
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Chelsea FC vs Watford FC - 2:1
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Watford FC vs Leicester City - 1:5
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Watford FC vs Everton FC - 0:0
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Crystal Palace vs Watford FC - 1:0
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Watford FC vs Burnley FC - 1:2
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Leicester City vs Southampton FC - 4:1
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Chelsea FC vs Leicester City - 1:1
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Watford FC vs Leicester City - 1:5
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Leicester City vs Norwich City - 3:0
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Leicester City vs Everton FC - 1:2
Last 5 games for Watford FC
May 22, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Chelsea FC 2  - 1 Watford FC
May 15, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Watford FC 1  - 5 Leicester City
May 11, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Watford FC 0  - 0 Everton FC
May 7, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Crystal Palace 1  - 0 Watford FC
April 30, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Watford FC 1  - 2 Burnley FC
Last 5 games for Leicester City
May 22, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Leicester City 4  - 1 Southampton FC
May 19, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Chelsea FC 1  - 1 Leicester City
May 15, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Watford FC 1  - 5 Leicester City
May 11, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Leicester City 3  - 0 Norwich City
May 8, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Leicester City 1  - 2 Everton FC
Watford FC vs Leicester City Premier League 21/22 form
Watford FC Leicester City
38 Matches played 38
6 Matches won 14
335 Goal attempts 365
123 Shots on goal 155
146 Shots off goal 128
161 Corner kicks 185
41% Average ball possession 51%
66 Shots blocked 82
63 Cards given 56
408 Free kicks 469
54 Offsides 59
4 Shots on post 4
4 Shots on bar 0
25 Goals by foot 57
8 Goals by head 5
34 Goals scored 62
77 Goals conceded 59
Watford FC vs Leicester City statistics for most recent head to head matches
Watford FC Leicester City
39 Matches 39
19 Home Matches 20
20 Away Matches 19
43 Total Goals 71
1.1 Average Goals Scored 1.82
10 Wins 21
21 Losses 10
8 Draws 8
Last 5 games & match results between Watford FC and Leicester City
May 15, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Watford FC 1  - 5 Leicester City
January 8, 2022 FA Cup 21/22 Leicester City 4  - 1 Watford FC
November 28, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Leicester City 4  - 2 Watford FC
June 20, 2020 Premier League 19/20 Watford FC 1  - 1 Leicester City
December 4, 2019 Premier League 19/20 Leicester City 2  - 0 Watford FC

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Premier League table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Leeds United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Manchester City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Manchester United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 West Ham United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Everton FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Southampton FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Chelsea FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Arsenal FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Newcastle United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Liverpool FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Tottenham Hotspur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Fulham FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Nottingham Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 AFC Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Brentford FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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What time is kick off between Watford FC vs Leicester City?

13:00, Sunday 15 May 2022