Watford vs Leicester
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 14 March 2020
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Vicarage Road (Watford).
The Hornets are placed in the bottom tier, and have been struggling all season long to show any kind of form. Meanwhile, the Foxes recently made a return to their high-flying days with a 4-0 win over Aston Villa.
Leicester, who are chasing Manchester City for a second-place finish, are expected to keep their momentum going with another win this Saturday.
Watford vs Leicester Match Preview
The Hornets lost 1-0 on the road the last match-day, against Crystal Palace. After the former had put an end to the unbeaten run of the Reds, fans hoped the team could really have kept the momentum going on.
However, a swift return to their earlier form showed the victory over the Reds was just a fluke, and they still will have to do a lot in order to avoid relegation.
At the moment, the team is placed 17th in the table, and with several other squads trying their best to avoid getting the boot, these last few match-days in the season are going to be hectic for the squad.
In the meantime, the Foxes delivered a 4-0 win at home over Aston Villa the prior game week. After a tough few fixtures, where the team put forth some unimpressive performances, Rodgers’s men showed glimpses of their earlier domination once again.
They still are in hunt for the runner-up spot, and considering the fact that Liverpool have already made the title race a formality, coupled with Manchester City’s involvement in the Champions League, and the FA Cup, the Foxes do have the possibility of finishing second in the table – which would be not a mean feat at all.
Watford vs Leicester Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture ended in a 2-0 win for Brendan Rodgers’s men.
- The Foxes had won six of the preceding nine clashes.
- Since 2000, only once have the hosts kept a clean sheet at this stadium.
- The last time these two met at this venue, the home team won 2-1.
Watford vs Leicester Prediction
As things stand, the Hornets are one of the worst in the league, and are trying to avoid relegation. They have so far secured a total of six wins this whole campaign, and only a single team has scored fewer goals than them at home.
On the other hand, the Foxes are previous champions of the competition, and this time around too they are placed in the top-most tier, and are gunning for a second-place finish behind Jurgen Klopp’s men.
On top of that, they are in much better form than the Hornets, and they also had recorded a win in the reverse fixture. Moreover, they had also won six of the past nine h2h encounters, and only once have they failed to find the back of the net at this venue since 2000.
Furthermore, Rodgers’s men have made it their mission to improve their league standing, and in the process ensure their participation in the Champions League next season.
As such, expect a win for Leicester this Saturday at the Vicarage Road.
Watford vs Leicester Betting Tips
Double Chance: Leicester or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Leicester to Win Either Half @ 1.75 (3/4).