Showing their resolve over the weekend and snatching the most dramatic of victories off of Everton, Leicester will look to keep up the party atmosphere at the King Power when they host Watford on Wednesday night.
Thanks to an injury-time Kelechi Iheanacho winner on Sunday, the Foxes open this round of fixtures sat only behind league leaders Liverpool and in the midst of a seven-match winning run.
While the mood in Brendan Rodgers’ camp might be starting to skyrocket, Watford once again find themselves without a permanent manager in the dugout and at the heart of a relegation scrap.
Throwing away a one-goal lead against Southampton at St. Mary’s and losing three of their last four Premier League appearances, the Hornets have recorded just a single victory since opening the new campaign.
You might be interested to know that Watford have lost all four of their Premier League meetings against Leicester at the King Power and a similar home victory for the Foxes can be found at 4/11 with Paddy Power for Wednesday night.
Who can stop Jamie Vardy?
Bagging two second-half goals to snatch the most dramatic of 2-1 wins over Everton on Sunday, few in the Premier League would have expected the immediate impact that Brendan Rodgers has had on Leicester.
Opening December, the Foxes sit second in the table and the fans around the King Power have made it no secret that they have their sights set on mounting a top-four return this season.
Remarkably seen to be Liverpool’s main title challenger, you might be interested to know that Wednesday’s hosts are already priced as low as 4/7 with Ladbrokes to secure a European return come May.
One man who has continued to shine for Leicester this season and is spearheading their Champions League charge has been the red-hot Jamie Vardy.
Bagging the equalizer against Everton over the weekend, the 32-year-old finds himself in the midst of a purple patch that has seen him find the net in each of his last six Premier League matches on the spin.
Even more impressive, already recording 13 top-flight goals this season and leading the race for the Golden Boot, Vardy can be found pencilled in at 4/6 with William Hill to extend on his stellar goalscoring run in midweek.
Watford’s managerial search starts again
Throwing away a one-goal lead at fellow relegation scrappers Southampton over the weekend, that result was enough to see Quique Sánchez Flores’ second short tenure come to an abrupt end.
Winning just one of their 10 games under their former boss, the Hornets once again find themselves sat at the foot of the Premier League and seen to be a landslide favourite to finish in the bottom-three come May.
Entering December sat six points adrift of safety prior to their trip to the King Power, Wednesday’s guests can be found pencilled in at 4/11 with William Hill to be hit with a Championship return this season.
Recording just a single top-flight victory since opening the 2019/2020 campaign, a huge part of Watford’s continued issues has been some sluggish performances at the back.
Shipping at least a pair of goals in three of their last four outings, Watford can be found at 1/2 to suffer a similar fate on Wednesday.
Elsewhere, after having an injury-hit campaign so far, caretaker boss Hayden Mullins could be tempted to hand captain Troy Deeney a return in midweek.