Watford vs Leicester Prediction & Match Preview

Watford vs Leicester
England – Premier League
Sunday, 3 March 2019
Kick-off at 12.00 UK/ 13.00 CET
Venue: Vicarage Road (Watford).

Watford, after a string of good wins, had the misfortune to stumble in front of title-hopefuls Liverpool. Suffice it to say, it was not pretty to watch. Five unanswered goals went into their nets, and even center back Virgil Van Dijk chipped in two.

It would be harsh to judge their form based on their game against the Reds. Watford had been good the last few match-days before the tie and had lost only twice in the 15 games before that. One was against Chelsea, and the other against the Spurs.

Leicester curiously has been struggling to get results in favor of them, but they have had no trouble in front of the goal. It’s usually the defense that lets them down.

Right now they are in the second half of the table, and for a team that lifted the title three years back, at least a top-seven finish is a must. The guys will have to put all they have into the pitch to secure a satisfactory ending to their season.

Watford vs Leicester Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last five games in a row saw home wins.
  • The last five matches in a row, seven of the last eight, and eight of the last ten had the home teams scoring two or more goals.
  • Leicester has found the back of the net in their last 19 match-ups in a row.
  • The team also scored in their last nine visits in a row to this venue, and in 13 of the last 14.
  • Seven of the last nine games at this stadium had the home team scoring two or more goals.

Watford vs Leicester Prediction

Watford was unbeaten in 13 of their last 16 matches, and in four of their last five at home. Leicester, meanwhile, was winless in seven of their last eight ties and lost six of them.

On the road, they are winless in their last four, and in seven of their last nine. It should also be noted that they lost three of their last four road trips.

Additionally, Watford won the last two h2h ties, and six of the last eight, and the last five meetings between these teams ended in wins for the home teams of the day.

As trends obviously suggest, a win for the hosts is the top pick.

Coming to goals, Leicester has found the back of the net in their last seven away matches, and in 19 of their last 20. They also did so in the last 19 straight h2h meetings, and in 13 of the last 14 at this venue.

It’d be hard for the home defense to shut out the consistent frontline of Leicester.

Watford vs Leicester Betting Tips

  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5)
  • Watford to Win @ 2.40 (7/5).

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