Watford vs Leicester
English Premier League, Season 2017/18
Date: Tuesday, 26th December 2017
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Vicarage Road (Watford).
Watford keen to end the bad run of results when they host Leicester City for last Premier League game of the calendar year 2017.
The Hornets got their win-less streak stretched to 6 games with their latest 1-0 defeat at Brighton. The defeat at Amex Stadium on Saturday is their fourth on the bounce and fifth in the space of six games.
Marco Silva had to deal with injuries to his key players during the recent months, which is one of the core reasons for the team’s downfall. The likes of Miguel Britos, Craig Cathcart, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Younes Kaboul and Will Hughes are all sidelined with injuries for Watford. While, the influential Troy Deeney is out with suspension.
On the other hand, Leicester are coming on the back of a priceless draw against Manchester United. It was a thrilling encounter that saw the Foxes took the lead through Jamie Vardy which was undone by a double strike from Juan Mata. Leicester were then down to 10-men with Daniel Amartey seeing red with 13 minutes from coming on as a second half substitute. But, there was a lot more in the script with Harry Maguire scoring the equalizer with seconds left for the full-time result.
Leicester remain win-less in their last two Premier League games, but picked four wins on the bounce prior to that.
Also, the Foxes have not lost an away game in the league since losing to Manchester United at the Old Trafford on 26th August.
Watford vs Leicester: Prediction
I do believe Watford’s performance will be affected with majority of their first team players out with injuries. Leicester are an attacking oriented side and they must ease to a big win here.
Watford vs Leicester: Bet Tips
FT – Leicester to win at 2.95 odd
Over 2.5 match goals at 1.85 odd.
Watford vs Leicester: Head-to-head
Leicester won 3 of the last four Premier League meetings with Watford.
Seven of the last 8 meetings between the sides produced 3 or more goals.
Only four games during the period saw both teams scoring.
At home, Watford lost 2 just of their 9 meetings with Leicester in all competitions. However, those defeat came inside the last three duels.
Leicester scored at least once in their last 8 visits to Watford.