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Leicester City take on away side Watford at The King Power Stadium in this Championship tie on Saturday.
All Leicester City v Watford match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Leicester City will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 1-0 Championship loss in their previous game against Middlesbrough.
In that game, Leicester City managed 67% possession and 12 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Middlesbrough had 9 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Sam Greenwood (83') scored for Middlesbrough.
Their latest results really do illustrate the point that much solidity has been shown by the Leicester City backline. Leicester City have been mean at the back, resulting in the tally of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their past 6 games standing at 4. Previous results aside, we must now wait to see whether the trend will be maintained in this next game.
Coming into this meeting, Leicester City have not been beaten in the league by Watford in their last 4 games.
Watford will go into this clash after a 5-0 Championship win over Rotherham United in their most recent fixture.
In that game, Watford had 56% possession and 14 shots at goal with 8 on target. For Watford, the goals were scored by Mileta Rajović (10', 45'), Edo Kayembe (54'), Tom Ince (86') and Matheus Martins (94'). At the other end, Rotherham United got 9 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
A series of resolute performances from the Watford defensive players has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 3 from their past 6 outings in total. During the same time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 10.
Their prior results show that Watford:
- have not emerged victorious against Leicester City when having played them away from home in the previous 7 matches in the league. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 away league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 03/03/2019 tells us that Leicester City have won 4 of them & Watford 1, with the number of drawn games being 1.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 24 in total which averages out at 4 goals per meeting.
Team News: Leicester City
Yunus Akgün (unknown injury) and Callum Doyle (Knee injury) will be missing for Leicester City boss Enzo Maresca.
It’s our opinion that The Foxes should line up in a 4-3-3 formation for the game featuring Mads Hermansen, Ricardo Pereira, Wout Faes, Jannik Vestergaard, James Justin, Hamza Choudhury, Harry Winks, K. Dewsbury-Hall, Issahaku Fatawu, Jamie Vardy and Stephy Mavididi.
Team News: Watford
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad available to select from, the Watford manager Valérien Ismaël does not have any fitness concerns at all coming into this game.
We believe The Hornets will likely begin the game with a 4-3-3 system by sending out Ben Hamer, Ryan Andrews, Ryan Porteous, Wesley Hoedt, Jamal Lewis, Jake Livermore, Edo Kayembe, Ismaël Koné, Yaser Asprilla, Mileta Rajovic and Ken Sema.
We’re inclined to think that Leicester City have it within them to get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
In contrast, Watford will be up against it getting on the scoresheet although we do reckon that they could well end up managing to get on the scoresheet, too.
We’re tipping a pretty comfortable 3-1 winning score for Leicester City at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The King Power Stadium (32,262)
Captain: Jamie Vardy
Chairman: Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha
Manager: Enzo Maresca
Competitions: Championship position 1
⭐ Star Man: Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall
Mostly taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall was born in Nottingham, England. Having played his first senior match for Luton Town in the 2020 - 2021 season, the talented Midfielder has managed 5 league goals in the Championship 2023 - 2024 season to date in 16 appearances.