Watford vs. Leicester City: Premier League – Match Preview

Watford and Leicester City meet on Saturday in a game that is vital at both ends of the Premier League table.

Watford have won just one of their last six league matches, however it was a stunning 3-0 win over the league leaders Liverpool.

Prior to the leagues postponement they were beaten narrowly away at Crystal Palace, with Jordan Ayew scoring the winner.

Leicester City ended a run of four games without success in their last league fixture, a 4-0 thrashing of Aston Villa.

Harvey Barnes and the divisions leading goalscorer Jamie Vardy both scored twice to cement Leicester’s top four spot.

Premier League form: Watford W1 D1 L3; Leicester City W1 D2 L2
Premier League top scorers
Watford – Troy Deeney 6 goals
Leicester City – Jamie Vardy 19 goals

Match history
Leicester City recorded a 2-0 win when the pair met earlier in the season, with Vardy among the scorers once again.

The home side usually always wins this fixture, with Leicester’s 1-0 win at Vicarage Road in 2016 the last away success.

Last five Premier League meetings
Leicester City 2 Watford 0 – 04/12/19
Watford 2 Leicester City 1 – 03/03/19
Leicester City 2 Watford 0 – 01/12/18
Leicester City 2 Watford 0 -20/01/18
Watford 2 Leicester City 1 – 26/12/17

Both teams to score – 3/4 with Bet 365

Team news
Gerard Deulofeu remains a long term absentee for Watford and may not return until 2021.

Troy Deeney had reservations about returning following Covid-19, but having come back late, he should still be fine to start.

Ricardo Pereira suffered an ACL injury before lockdown and won’t feature here.

Ayoze Perez had problems during the break and may miss out here.

Expected starting XI’s
Watford (4-3-3): Foster; Femenia, Kabasele, Cathcart, Masina; Hughes, Capoue, Doucoure; Sarr, Pereyra, Deeney
Leicester City (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel; James, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Ndidi, Tielemans; Albrighton, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy

Predictions

Result: Draw (13/5 with 888 Sport)

Correct Score: 1-1 (13/2 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Jamie Vardy (5/4 with 888 Sport)

Odds correct at time of article (11:30, 17/06), they are subject to change

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