Leicester vs Watford Prediction and Odds: Leicester to defeat Watford
Leicester City to host Watford in the Premier League on Sunday.
Leicester were thrashed by 3-0 in the Premier League while Watford secured a brilliant win over Manchester United.
Leicester vs Watford Prediction and Odds: Match Odds
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Leicester City vs Watford Prediction and Odds: Preview
The Foxes were outclassed by Chelsea in the last match as the Blues avenged their FA Cup final defeat. Brendan Rodgers decided to field a three man defence as he tend to change his formations given the strength of the opposition.
Leicester haven’t been consistent so far as persistent injury problems have halted their progress. Both Evans and Coyuncu didn’t have the desired game and the Chelsea attackers tormented them throughout the whole match.
Evans was at fault at the time of the first goal. He failed to judge a pass and was forced to clear the ball for a throw which led to a corner from which Antonio Rudiger nodded home the first goal.
The scoreline could have been much worse as Leicester somehow averted a disaster. At the stroke of the 30th minute, Kasper Schmeichel hit a pass straight to Callum Hudson-Odoi who failed to make proper contact with the ball. Wilfried Ndidi got to the ball and kept things under control.
Youri Tielamans didn’t feature as Brendan Rodgers already made it clear the midfielder will be out for a month after suffering an injury against Leeds United.
Replacing him would be tough as he has been in brilliant form bridging the gaps between the defence and attack. He can foil an attack while can launch a productive quick counter with his visionary long passes.
Boubakary Soumare needs to take up more responsibility in the absence of the midfielder. He has failed to utilise the spaces as it would have given the defenders to start an attack from the back.
The transition needs to happen fast and Soumare needs to implement it as Tielemans has worked as an engine in the middle of the pitch. In the last match, he managed to receive only 24 passes in the match often leaving his fellow players looking for him.
He also fails to get much progress with the ball and James Maddison has carried the ball more than him. With a number of testing games ahead, Maddison should start in a much deeper role to distribute the ball more forward on a regular basis.
Brendan Rodgers has been linked with the Manchester United job following the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Rodgers has reportedly been contacted by the Red Devils hierarchy to succeed Solskjaer although he claimed he is very much focused on his job.
United would reportedly need to pay a sum of £8m should Rodges ready to leave the King Power stadium as it stands. There are other candidates in the line also but Rodgers’ proven Premier League experience could be the reason United are looking for him.
Watford inflicted a shocking defeat at Vicarage Road as United suffered their fifth defeat in the Premier League. Joshua King netted first and Ismaila Sarr doubled the lead just before the break. United reduced the gap with Donny van de Beek scoring after the break which proved to be their only goal of the match.
Harry Maguire was given the marching order in the 69th minute and the floodgates opened.
Joao Pedro added another while Emmanuel Bonaventure scored the 4th to pile more misery on the Red Devils. Claudio Ranieri would be the happiest man and would love to build on this win to reach their target.
They are currently in 16th position with 13 points two points adrift of Leicester City who are in 12th place.
Leicester City vs Watford Prediction and Odds: Predicted Lineup
Kasper Schmeichel; Jonny Evans, Caglar Soyuncu, Daniel Amartey; Timothy Castagne, Wilfried Ndidi, Boubakary Soumare, Marc Albrighton; Ademola Lookman, Harvey Barnes; Jamie Vardy
Ben Foster; Adam Masina, Kiko Femenia, Craig Cathcart, William Troost-EKong; Moussa Sissoko; Tom Cleverley, Imran Louza, Ismaila Sarr, Josh King; Emmanuel Dennis
Leicester City vs Watford Prediction and Odds: Recent Form
The Foxes played out a 1-1 draw with Spartak Moscow in the Europa League followed by a 1-1 draw with Leeds United. Chelsea defeated them 3-0 in the last match.
Watford lost both to Southampton and Arsenal by a single goal and then defeated Manchester United 4-1 in the last match.
Leicester City vs Watford Prediction and Odds: Head to Head
Both the teams have played 69 matches so far. Leicester have won 30 matches while Watford have claimed 21 wins. 18 matches have been drawn.
Leicester City vs Watford Prediction and Odds: Predicted Winner
Despite their brilliant win against Watford they are projected to lose their match against Leicester City as the Foxes are favourites to win the match s per the latest betting odds.
Leicester City vs Watford Prediction and Odds: Latest Tweets
Originally Tweeted By George (lcfcgeorgee)
Kasper comes in at half time, you hear him say “can’t wait…” and then Leicester cut out the audio for a few seconds
They’re trying to hide it, Brendan’s definitely losing the players.
So, Brendan Rodgers is buying a house in Cheshire while the club tries to convince Zinedine Zidane as the club waits for both Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag in the summer while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still has the unequivocal backing of the board. Got it.
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