Premier League Betting Tips

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

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. 

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. 

Match preview

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

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

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.

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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