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The Premier League fixture at King Power Stadium on Sunday sees home side Leicester City do battle with Watford.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Leicester City v Watford can be found here including the latest game odds.
Leicester City will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 3-1 Europa League victory vs Legia Warsaw.
In that game, Leicester City managed 58% possession and 13 shots at goal with 5 on target. For Leicester City, the goalscorers were Patson Daka (11'), James Maddison (21') and Wilfred Ndidi (33'). At the other end, Legia Warszawa got 9 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Filip Mladenović (26') scored for Legia Warsaw.
It’s been seldom in recent games that Leicester City have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Leicester City have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 games, letting in 10 goals along the way. That kind of trend isn’t assured to follow through into this next game, of course.
Their past results show that Leicester City:
- have not lost a league tie with Watford in their previous 2 games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league games.
Watford head into the meeting following a 4-1 Premier League win as they beat Manchester United in their previous outing.
In that game, Watford had 39% possession and 20 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. For Watford, goals were scored by Joshua King (28'), Ismaïla Sarr (44'), João Pedro (92') and Emmanuel Dennis (96'). For their opponents, Manchester United had 9 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Donny van de Beek (50') scored for Manchester United.
The numbers tell their own story, and Watford have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 11 goals in total. In defence, Watford could really do with shoring things up.
Heading into this fixture, Watford have not beaten Leicester City when having played them away from home in the previous 6 league matches. Not good at all.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 26/12/2017 tells us that Leicester City have won 3 of them & Watford 2, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
In all, 14 goals were scored between them in these games, with 9 of them from The Foxes and 5 being from The Hornets. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
The last league meeting featuring these clubs was Premier League match day 30 on 20/06/2020 when it finished Watford 1-1 Leicester City.
On that occasion, Watford managed 32% possession and 9 shots on goal with 4 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Craig Dawson (93').
For their opponents, Leicester City had 15 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Ben Chilwell (90') scored.
The match was refereed by Craig Pawson.
Team News: Leicester City
The Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers will be grateful to have no fitness worries at all ahead of this clash owing to a fully injury-free group to pick from.
Team News: Watford
Due to a fully injury-free group ready to go, the Watford manager Claudio Ranieri has no fitness worries whatsoever before this match.
We’re of the opinion that Leicester City are likely to be able to create a good number of chances & successful shots on target.
In contrast, Watford are also probably going to find it difficult getting on the scoresheet but we do fancy them being dangerous for periods.
We’re therefore expecting to see a pretty comfortable 3-1 victory for Leicester City by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: King Power Stadium (32,261)
Captain: Kasper Schmeichel
Chairman: Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha
Manager: Brendan Rodgers
Competitions: Premier League position 12, EFL Cup (Quarter-Finals), FA Community Shield (Community Shield), Europa League (Group C)
⭐ Star Man: Jamie Vardy
Regularly played in the Striker position, Jamie Vardy was born in Sheffield, England. After making a first senior appearance for Fleetwood Town in the 2011 - 2012 season, the gifted Forward has hit 7 league goals in the Premier League 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in a total of 12 appearances.