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Watford vs Leicester City Prediction & Betting Tips

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          Watford vs Leicester City Betting Tips, Match Prediction & Preview

          Vicarage Road hosts Watford and Leicester this Saturday in a big weekend in the Championship. Watford need a big three points this weekend to re-enter the battle for a spot in the Play-offs, whereas a win for Leicester would just strengthen their lead at the top.

          These odds are accurate at the time of publication and are subject to change.

          Watford welcome a dominant Leicester this Saturday in a game that could see The Foxes put even more space between them and Southampton. The Hornets, on the other hand, need a win to get back in the race for the Play-offs.

          The Vicarage Road club currently sit 11th in the Championship after 30 games. The Hornets have ten wins, 11 draws and nine losses, leaving them on 41 points, just four points from Hull in the final Play-off spot.

          The Hornets have been performing in front of goal so far this season. In 30 games, Watford have scored 45 goals, giving them an average of 1.55 goals a game. However, at the other end of the pitch, Watford have faltered. The Hornets have conceded 39 goals and have kept just eight clean sheets.

          Leicester, on the other hand, currently sit top of the Championship. In 30 games, The Foxes have 23 wins, three draws and four losses which leaves them on 72 points, already 11 points ahead of second-place Southampton.

          The Foxes have been at the top of their game at both ends of the pitch. Leicester have scored 59 goals in 30 games, which makes them the only team in the league with an average of over two goals a game. The Foxes have also only conceded 23 goals this season and have kept 11 clean sheets.

          Watford and Leicester have met 73 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1909. Leicester have the better record in the fixture with 34 wins in comparison to Watford’s 21 wins, with the other 18 games ending in a draw.

          In the last five games in the fixture there have been four Leicester wins and one draw. This has been a high-scoring fixture in recent times, with all games having over two goals and the other three having over five goals.

          Team News

          Watford Team News

          Valerin Ismael only has two current injury concerns. Edo Kayembe and Jeremy Ngakia both unavailable for this weekend.

          Leicester Team News

          Enzo Maresca still has Harry Souttar and Kelechi Iheanacho away on international duty along with Wilfred Ndidi out with injury until April.

          Form Guide

          In their last five games in all competitions, Watford have one win, three draws and one loss.

          All three goals in the clash with QPR came in a 17-minute spell. Jake Livermore’s quickfire brace gave Watford a 2 - 0 lead going into the late stages of the game. Lydon Dykes did get QPR on the scoresheet fast enough to give them the opportunity to equalise, but Watford held on for the 2 - 1 win.

          The trip to Ashton Gate saw Watford opening the scoring through a Tom Dele-Bashiru penalty in the 13th minute. However, Scott Twine drew Bristol City level before halftime. The Hornets were unable to find another goal, only managing two shots on target and having to settle for the 1 - 1 draw.

          In the Fourth Round of the FA Cup, Watford hosted fellow Championship side Southampton. The Hornets scored early again, with Matheus Martins grabbing a goal in just the fifth minute. However, Southampton had 70% of the possession from there and 19 shots with eight on target, finally equalising in the 89th minute through Stuart Armstrong, grabbing a 1 - 1 draw and a replay.

          Back in the Championship, Watford took on Sheffield Wednesday. The Hornets once again had just two shots on target, this time failing to convert any of them. Wednesday couldn’t find the back of the net either as the game ended in a 0 - 0 draw.

          Josh Bowler scored the only goal of the game just minutes before the halftime whistle for Cardiff. Despite having 62% of the possession and six shots on target, Watford slumped to the 1 - 0 loss.

          Watford were eliminated from the FA Cup on Tuesday night as they were beaten 3-0 by Southampton at St Mary's as Sekou Mara and Che Adams got on the scoresheet.

          In their last five games in all competitions, Leicester have three wins, one draw and one loss.

          A Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall penalty gave Leicester the 1 - 0 lead over Coventry at halftime, but Abdul Fatawu was sent off for The Foxes in the first half added time. In the second half, Coventry ran riot over ten-man Leicester, with Callum O’Hare grabbing a brace and Milan van Ewijk getting a goal in the 3 - 1 win for Coventry.

          The next time out saw another big game for Leicester. An own goal from Leif Davis gave The Foxes the lead, but a goal from Jeremy Sarmiento grabbed a 1 - 1 draw for Ipswich.

          The Fourth Round of the FA Cup saw Leicester host Birmingham. Jamie Vardy, Yunus Akgun and Denis Praet all scored in the second half for a 3 - 0 win and a spot in the next round.

          Back in the Championship, Leicester took on Swansea. Joe Allen’s 95th-minute goal was just a consolation goal as earlier goals from Dewsbury-Hall, Stephy Mavididi and Akgun gave Leicester the 3 - 1 win.

          The last time out for Leicester was against Stoke. Patson Daka and Vardy got a brace each and was joined on the scoresheet by Kasey McAteer for a dominant 5 - 0 win for Leicester.

          Footy Accumulators Prediction

          Header logoChampionship

          PosClubPWDLGDPTS
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          Team logoIpswich
          4326116+3289
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          Team logoLeicester
          4228410+4188
          3
          Team logoLeeds
          432698+4287
          Last updated 13/04/2024

          Where to watch

          Watford vs Leicester will not be broadcasted due to laws in the U.K. but the clash can be followed via radio on BBC Five Live.

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