Leicester City v Watford Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
November 27, 2018
King Power Stadium - Premier League
Leicester City continue on their difficult path to recovery with a second home game since the tragic helicopter crash against Watford on Saturday. The Foxes are only two points behind their visitors this weekend, so they can overtake the Hornets with a win.
Both teams won on their own turf last season, and there’s been four home victories in a row in this fixture. Leicester have the edge in the three years since they’ve both been in the Premier League together, winning four and losing two of their meetings.
Harry Maguire is fighting to be fit for this game as he continues his recovery from injury, while Vicente Iborra and Rachid Ghezzal are both doubts. Matthew James and Daniel Amartey are injured, while James Maddison is banned after receiving a second yellow card for diving at the weekend.
Jose Holebas is a doubt for the away team, while Adalberto Penaranda has been ruled out. Daryl Janmaat could make his return from injury, which would be a big boost for Javi Gracia. Tom Cleverley is nearly ready to return to the fold too, but this game comes too early for the midfielder.
Leicester City v Watford Preview and Predictions
This game sees the ninth and tenth placed sides in the Premier League table come to blows. There’ll be a different atmosphere compared to Leicester’s last game at the King Power, and the home fans will hope they can cheer their team to a sixth victory of the season.
The Foxes fought hard for a point at Brighton on Saturday, with Jamie Vardy coming off the bench to fire home a late penalty and rescue a 1-1 draw. That followed a draw just before the international break, making it three stalemates in four for Claude Puel’s side.
Leicester are 13/10 for the win, which would lift them above Watford in the table. The Hornets are 27/10 to take all three points, as they look to recover from a little blip. Gracia’s side haven’t won in their last three matches, losing twice against a then-winless Newcastle and at home to Liverpool on Saturday.
Nevertheless, Watford could still find themselves as high as sixth come the end of the weekend’s action, depending on how other results pan out. A draw wouldn’t be the worst result for the visitors, and it’s priced at 23/10, showing how close the bookies are calling this game.
Leicester to win and BTTS at 18/5
Both of these sides’ games have seen plenty of goals this season, and while Leicester are favourites for the win, Watford could still cause them lots of problems.
Vardy to score first at 4/1
The English striker broke a long goal drought that had lasted for almost 470 minutes last time out, and he’ll be keen to go on a run to help his side climb the table.