Watford vs Leicester Prediction & Match Preview

Watford vs Leicester City Prediction, Tips and Match Preview of the English Premier League match on Saturday, 20 June 2020. Kick-off 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET at the Vicarage Road.

The Foxes should have been in the race for the title this season, if not for the unexpected and terrifying run of the Reds. Still, they do have the objective of qualifying for the Champions League, and are close to making it a reality as well.

As of now, they have a buffer of eight points over the cut-off for CL qualification, and will have to stay above it for the next nine game weeks. Considering that they are taking on a struggling as well as relegation-threatened Hornets, chances are high for a Leicester win.

However, understand that the teams in danger of getting relegated are extremely dangerous right now. And on top of that, the Hornets had put a stop to the seemingly unstoppable invincible run of the Reds. As such, expect goals from both teams this weekend.

Watford vs Leicester: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The reverse fixture had ended in a win for the Foxes, with a 2-0 scoreline.
  • Seven of the prior ten wins had also gone to this same team.
  • Seven of the previous eleven games saw the Hornets conceding two or more goals.
  • At this venue, the hosts had won seven of the preceding nine encounters.
  • The Foxes conceded two or more goals in seven of the former nine visits to this stadium.

Watford vs Leicester: Prediction

The Hornets lost 1-0 on the road the last match-day, against Crystal Palace. In what was a must-win game for the guests, they conceded an early goal in the first half, and were unable to equalize it all through the remaining time.

Meanwhile, the Foxes recorded a 4-0 win at home the previous game week, against Aston Villa. After a rough patch, it was a welcome win for Brendan Rodgers’s men. Jamie Vardy as well as Harvey Barnes chipped in with two goals apiece to ensure the win.

As things stand, the Foxes are the favorites. They are former champions of this league (three years prior), and are desperately chasing a Champions League spot this time around.

On the other hand, the Hornets are hanging by a thread over the relegation cut-off, and have been one of the worst teams in the league this campaign. On top of that, they have not fared well against this opposition in the recent past.

As such, count on Leicester to do the best on the pitch and to somehow secure the three points. However, as mentioned earlier, the Hornets have nothing to lose. In order to avoid relegation they will come out with their guns blazing.

And considering their win over Liverpool, as well as the recent struggles of the Foxes, it’s estimated that the hosts should score at least one goal this Saturday.

Watford vs Leicester: Betting Tips

  • Draw No Bet: Leicester @ 1.60 (3/5)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4).

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