Watford v Leicester Predictions & Betting Odds – 3rd March 2019

Foxes can avoid defeat at Vicarage Road

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Watford v Leicester Betting Tips – Premier League, 3rd March 12.00pm

Leicester will have their new manager Brendan Rodgers sitting in the hot seat for the first time this season. The Foxes took a good win in midweek as he watched on, and will be looking to build on that as they visit Watford. The Hornets were hammered out at Anfield on Wednesday. Read our predictions for Watford v Leicester.

Watford v Leicester Betting Odds*

Watford 13/10
Leicester 21/10
Draw 23/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 27th, 2019 at 10:34 p.m.)

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Watford News and Form

It was a rough midweek game that Watford went through. They suffered a 5-0 loss at Anfield against Liverpool. They had won their two league games prior to that crushing defeat though. The defeat against the Reds leaves Watford at W3 D3 L2 in their last eight games so it’s been a pretty decent return from them.

In total, they have a W6 D2 L5 record at home this season and the majority of their problems have been against the top sides. Watford have only lost one of seven home games this season against sides currently in the bottom half of the table.

The Hornets have scored 17 and have conceded 18 home goals this season with 69% of fixtures at Vicarage Road going over 2.5 goals. In total Watford have picked up a clean sheet in 31% of their home games. The Hornets have picked up three clean sheets in their last six games, home and away.

All but two of the six home wins that they have recorded this season have been by a one-goal margin. Watford are undefeated in their last three home games, all three of those going under 2.5 goals. The Hornets have scored 71% of their home goals not the second half of fixtures.

Watford v Leicester Head to Head

Watford have won their last two home games 2-1 against the Foxes
Leicester have taken back to back 2-0 league wins over Watford
The Foxes have won just two of their last nine against Watford
Both teams have scored in just two of the last six meetings

 

Key-Facts – Watford v Leicester

  • Watford are undefeated in three home
  • Leicester have no clean sheet in seven
  • Leicester are winless in three on the road

 

Leicester News and Form

Brendan Rodgers will take charge of Leicester for the first time. He was in the stands in midweek as Leicester produced a 2-1 home success over Brighton. That lifted the grey skies around them for sure. Leicester had only picked up the one point from their six previous league games before that.

So that victory was extremely welcome from them. Out on their travels this season, Leicester have a W5 D3 L6 record and they have tallied up 18 goals on their travels.

Leicester have taken a clean sheet in 29% of away games, and they have conceded at an average of 1.5 goals per road game. Leicester have posted on a D1 L2 record in their last three on the road in the top flight.

They have not taken a clean sheet away from any of their last seven league games. In exactly half of their away games played this season, Leicester have been level at the halftime break. They have scored 83% of their road goals in the second half of games.

Watford v Leicester Tips & Odds

Under 2.5 goals at 4/5
1-1 correct score at 11/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 27th, 2019 at 10:34 p.m.)

Watford v Leicester Predictions

Draw: The Foxes will probably be lifted by the new-manager effect. They should be able to go and hold themselves at Watford. The Hornets will probably be happy to avoid defeat in this one after what happened to them in midweek.


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