Watford Vs Leicester City Betting Tip: Watford or Draw – 20 June 2020

Foxes' top-four aspirations to be stung at Vicarage Road

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Watford Vs Leicester City

Saturday 20 June 2020 – 12:30 Kick-Off
English Premier League
Pick: Watford or Draw (Double Chance)
Odds: 8/11
Bookmaker: Betway
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 17 June 2020)

Preview: The weekends haven’t quite been the same without Premier League football. Thankfully it returns on Saturday, beginning around midday with the match-up at Vicarage Road between Watford and Leicester City.

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Watford Preview – Pearson revival can continue at Vicarage Road?

That tremendous performance at Vicarage Road against runaway leaders Liverpool aside, Watford did appear to be running out of steam under Nigel Pearson after an initially promising start to life under the new manager. A 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace immediately prior to the league being suspended left them on one win in seven league games (W1 D2 L4), and, crucially, on the same number of points as third-from-bottom Bournemouth.

On that basis, having some time to reset was probably beneficial. The Hornets are also boosted by playing at home first time out, with their record at Vicarage Road having greatly improved since Pearson’s arrival in December. Watford winning four and losing only one of six Premier League home games under the former Leicester City manager, whose list of scalps in that time include Liverpool, Man Utd and Wolves.

One man who has been particularly productive at Vicarage Road in recent games is forward Troy Deeney. The 31-year-old involving himself in six goals (4 goals and 2 assists) in his last six home appearances. However, the imposing frontman is unlikely to be flanked by Gerard Deulofeu, who remains on the sidelines. Although the tricky speedster that is Ismaila Sarr is fit, available and, hopefully for Watford, raring to go.


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Leicester City Preview – Pre-lockdown slump puts pressure on a quick restart?

Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester side did at least go into the enforced break due to COVID-19 on something of a high, after thrashing Aston Villa 4-0 at King Power Stadium in their last competitive encounter. However, it barely masked what had been a troubling period of form prior to that, bowing out of the Carabao Cup at the semi-final stage whilst also surrendering vital ground in the race to finish in the Champions League places.

So good were results in the first half of the season – winning 12 of their opening 16 league fixtures – that The Foxes can still boast a healthy eight-point buffer over fifth-placed Man Utd. This despite four wins across their last thirteen top-flight matches (W4 D3 L6). Perhaps not quite a collapse, but it isn’t too far off. It is, however, this deterioration in results which will have a galvanising affect on the teams below.

Unless performances improve in the remaining games, Leicester will be caught. That is because their rivals are stronger for the break and should therefore improve. Rodgers will hope that is also true of his team, though, with the likes of Wilfred Ndidi, James Maddison and Jamie Vardy all back fit. The latter one to potentially keep an eye on in his pursuit of the Golden Boot, boasting a two goal advantage on the chasing pack.

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Watford Vs Leicester City Betting Advice

At opposite ends of the Premier League they may be, however there is no guarantee that will translate out onto the pitch accordingly. Watford were a team reborn under Nigel Pearson, in particular at Vicarage Road where the likes of Man Utd, Wolves and even leaders Liverpool have all come unstuck during his tenure. So Leicester, whose form pre-lockdown was bordering on abysmal, could have their work cut out justifying favouritism.


Watford Vs Leicester City – Key Facts

  • Under Nigel Pearson, Watford have tasted defeat on one occasion in six home Premier League games (W4 D1 L1).
  • Leicester went into the break in declining form, winning one of their last five top-flight matches (W1 D2 L2) and taking one of the last nine points on the road (D1 L2).
  • Each of the past three league meetings at Vicarage Road have concluded in the same fashion, in a 2-1 victory for the home side, Watford.


If anything, the visitors are extremely vulnerable after no win from their previous three away league outings (D1 L2), scoring just once. The return of key players should make a difference, of course, but history suggests another frustrating outing awaits on Saturday. With Leicester losing on each of their last three Premier League visits to Watford. Watford DrawNoBet stands out at 29/20 (888Sport).

Best Betting Odds – Watford Vs Leicester City

Watford – 5/2 (Unibet)
Draw – 13/5 (Sportingbet)
Leicester City – 6/5 (Betfair)