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Leicester vs Watford Predictions and Match Preview, 20 Jan 2018

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Leicester vs Watford Predictions and Match Preview, 20 Jan 2018
Leicester v Watford Predictions and Match Preview for Saturday's 3.00pm kick-off PL fixture at the King Power Stadium. Watford's scintillating form from the outset of the season is starting to fade out as they gradually edge closer to the lower half of the table, and are only six points above the bottom three. Leicester, currently in 8th, on contrary, have a better vision towards the top six thus far.
Match status: 2017/18 FA Premier League - Matchweek 24
Kick-off:
Venue: King Power Stadium (Leicester, England)

Leicester v Watford Team News

The Foxes will also be looking to take revenge after they were beaten 2-1 in the reverse fixture on 26 December against a Hornets side who came from behind to secure a rare win in their then fragmented form.

However, while Watford manager Marco Silva will hope to get back at least on unbeaten terms, having lost 7 of the last 10 with a -10 goal difference in the league since last winning 3-0 over Newcastle back in 25 October, the 2015-16 champions Leicester are confident that they can upset their opponents once more having registered a record seven wins, two draws and just one defeat (W7 D2 L1) on the last ten visits of Watford to the King Power.

Indeed, to rub more salt into the Hornets' wound, the last time they won away against Leicester in a top-flight match was a long way back in 1987, so expect a long night for Silva's side in Saturday's clash.

Since this rivalry laid its foundation in a 1909 FA Cup match as the clubs' maiden meeting, Leicester have prevailed against Watford with 27 wins to the rivals' 20 over more than a century of confrontation.

Teams' Possible Starting Line-ups:

Leicester (1-1-1): Schmeichel; Fuchs, Maguire, Dragovic, Amartey; Albrighton, Iborra, Ndidi, Mahrez; Okazaki; Vardy.

Watford (1-1-1): Gomes; Zeegelaar, Kabasele, Wagué, Janmaat; Doucouré, Watson; Richarlison, Pereyra, Carrillo; Deeney.

Injured or Suspended Players:

Leicester: Wes Morgan, Danny Simpson, Robert Huth, Matty James.

Watford: Tommie Hoban, Craig Cathcart, Nathaniel Chalobah, Younes Kaboul, Kiko Femenía, Will Hughes, Miguel Britos, Isaac Success, Tom Cleverley.

Head-to-Head PL Record: Leicester v Watford

2017/18 Premier League
Watford 2-1 Leicester

2016/17 Premier League
Leicester 3-0 Watford

2016/17 Premier League
Watford 2-1 Leicester

2015/16 Premier League
Watford 0-1 Leicester

Leicester v Watford Match Odds:

Leicester - 1.89
Draw - 3.88
Watford - 4.44
All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

Conclusion and Predictions:

But, let's leave alone their historical record and take a look at how both teams have fared lately: Clearly, Watford will be fresher ahead of the matchday on Saturday as Leicester had to re-play their FA Cup third-round tie with Fleetwood Town - which they calmly edged out.

Looking back at their previous face-to-face encounters, we can doubtless see that this fixture seldom wants for goals, with the last goalless match coming in 1990, and over the last eight, seven have seen them produce over 3 goals per game in total.


Leicester City vs Watford Predictions

Main Match Predictions:
Goals Over 2.5 @ 1.78 (4/5)
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Correct Score:
3-1 Home Win @ 13.00 (12/1)
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