Watford vs Leicester City
England Premier League.
Date: Saturday, 19th November 2016,
Kick-off at 15:00 UK.
Venue: Vicarage Road, Watford, Hertfordshire.
Watford are an improved side in recent weeks and have covered considerable ground in the league standings. They got thrashed by a heavy 6-1 margin just before the international break at Liverpool, but were unbeaten in the previous 4 with 2 wins and 2 draws. The Hornets are currently 8th in the league table after picking up 4 wins and 3 draws to their name along with 4 defeats from their 11 matches so far.
The defending Champions Leicester City are somehow unable to get away from the bottom half of the table. They will be coming to the matchday 12 clash sitting at 14th on the log with 12 points, just 2 point short of the relegation zone. After 11 matches, they were only able to register 3 wins and 3 draws, while suffering 5 defeats. In their last Premier League match, they were undone by a brilliant West Brom who nicked away with a 2-1 win.
Watford vs Leicester City: Head-to-Head Stats
Leicester City are a four match unbeaten run against Watford in all competitions.
In the two Premier League meetings of 2015/16, Leicester defeated Watford in both legs, 1-0 at Vicarage Road after a 2-1 win at the King Power stadium.
Watford have lost in their last two home matches against Leicester without scoring, but were on a win streak in the previous 4.
Six of the last 7 home games of Watford versus Leicester have seen over 2.5 goals.
Watford vs Leicester City: Predictions
Leicester have fallen from grace and are looking more ordinary than spectacular. Alongside their position at the bottom half of the league table, something that need attention is their poor away record this season. Leicester are yet to register a win in away matches this season and have lost in 4 of them. They have also conceded heavily on the road, with 14 goals they are the worst defense in Premier League in away games.
Watford should be considered as a capable team while playing in front of their home fans. They have already managed to get over the poor start to the season and looked like a more balanced side in the past few weeks. They are missing some key players through injury, but this is hardly going to make a difference in their performance on Saturday.
Based on the above stats, out pick for this fixture is to back Watford to take at least a point against Leicester.
Watford vs Leicester City: Bet Tips
Double Chance: Watford or draw at 1/2 (1.50)
Both Teams to Score at 7/8 (1.87)
Over 2.5 goals at 11/10 (2.10).