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Watford vs Leicester City Betting Preview | 14 Mar 2020

Watford vs Leicester City Betting Preview | 14 Mar 2020

Looking to build off of their stunning victory on Monday night and move one step closer to booking a Champions League return, Leicester will make the trip to relegation scrappers Watford on Saturday lunchtime.

Picking up a 4-0 romp over another bottom three struggler in Aston Villa earlier in the week, the Foxes have now landed back-to-back victories, including booking their spot in the quarter-final of this year’s FA Cup thanks to a 1-0 win against Championship outfit Birmingham.

On the flip side, despite picking up what was a remarkable 3-0 win over runaway leaders Liverpool a fortnight ago, Watford came crashing back down to earth last weekend.

Hit with a 1-0 defeat away at Crystal Palace seven days ago, Saturday’s hosts have managed to win just one of their last seven Premier League appearances and the Hornets also hold a worrying record against Leicester.

Suffering a 2-0 defeat at the King Power earlier in the season, Watford have lost three of their last four meetings against the Foxes and a similar away victory can be found priced at 5/4 with Bet365.

Betting Tip: Leicester City win – 5/4 @ Bet365

*Odds are correct at time of writing and are subject to change without prior notice.

Watford hoping for a hometown bounce

Although Watford’s stunning 3-0 win over Liverpool a fortnight ago may have sent shockwaves across Europe, the Hornets came crashing back down to earth at Selhurst Park last weekend and still find themselves in the midst of a real relegation scrap.

Open Saturday’s fixtures with only their goal difference keeping them out of the bottom three, Nigel Pearson’s men have managed to land just a sole Premier League victory since the 12th of January.

However, while the one-time Leicester boss might find his side continuing to show some glaring issues on the road, the Hornets have continued to build a reputation for their rugged displays at Vicarage Road.

Including that shock victory over the soon to be champions, Watford have remarkably lost just a single Premier League matchup in front of their own supporters in their last seven appearances, a run that has also seen them collect victories over the likes of Wolves and Manchester United.

With Ismaïla Sarr putting in a glittering display against Jurgen Klopp’s side a fortnight ago, Saturday’s hosts have recorded at least a pair of goals in five of their last six top-flight matchups on home soil and the Hornets can be found at 13/8 with Ladbrokes to once again bag over 1.5 goals this weekend.

Betting Tip: Leicester City win – 5/4 @ Bet365

*Odds are correct at time of writing and are subject to change without prior notice.

Jamie Vardy to steal the show?

Ending their recent blip with a 4-0 romp against relegation scrappers Aston Villa on Monday night, Leicester once again find themselves holding an eight-point buffer from losing their top-four status.

If Leicester are to land back-to-back Premier League victories for the first time in 2020, the former Celtic boss will be calling on leading marksman Jamie Vardy to lead their charge at Vicarage Road.

Now just one strike away from grabbing his 100th Premier League goal, the 33-year-old came off the bench to grab a brace against Villa earlier in the week and is now the division’s outright top scorer this season after ending a run of 644 minutes without finding the net.

Also finding the net in Leicester’s 2-0 win over Watford back in December, you might be interested to know that the Foxes’ MVP can be found priced at 21/20 with Paddy Power to extend on his tally this weekend.

Elsewhere, after returning to full training following a hamstring injury, England full-back Ben Chilwell is likely to return to Rodgers’ starting XI on Saturday lunchtime.

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