Watford vs Leicester City Betting Preview – 03/03/2019

Watford vs Leicester City Betting Preview – 03/03/2019

Watford vs Leicester City

Brendan Rodgers takes his Leicester City outfit over to Vicarage Road this Sunday to face Watford in an attempt to build on his first win as the Foxes manager. The Hornets enter this game sat in eighth place after a successful season so far, but Javi Gracia will be hoping they can shake off the recent 5-0 defeat they suffered against Liverpool. With Leicester’s season not going quite to plan, Claude Puel has been sacked and Brendan Rodgers has taken his place. The ex-Celtic manager picked up three points in his first game in charge, with a 2-1 win over Brighton but he can expect a much tougher game this weekend. The Foxes took all three points when these sides first met this season, with a comfortable 2-0 win.

Javi Gracia will be pleased with his side’s performances this season, as their current efforts have earnt themselves a spot up in eighth place and with them sat on level points with Wolves have the potential to climb another place. The Hornets suffered a huge 5-0 loss to Liverpool in their previous game which brought their four games unbeaten streak to an end. Prior to their latest defeat, Watford had won three games on the bounce which includes an impressive 5-1 win over Cardiff City. The hosts arrive as favourites for this fixture with odds of 7/5 with SkyBet.

Despite their recent 5-0 loss to Liverpool, Watford have been remarkably strong defensively and in the four games before their defeat had conceded just a single goal, keeping three clean sheets also. SkyBet has Watford to keep another clean sheet priced at 2/1. Gerard Deulofeu doubled his total goals scored this season with a hattrick against Cardiff City and can be back to add to his tally with Betway at a price of 11/5. In all three of Watford’s last three home games, there has been under 2.5 goals scored and Bet365 has there to be under 2.5 goals priced at 4/5.

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Leicester City will be hoping for better results with the appointment of Brendan Rodgers as their new manager and after picking up a win in his first game, will be hoping for more of the same throughout the season. The Foxes sit down in 12th place just ten points clear of the relegation zone. Before the arrival of Brendan Rodgers, Leicester had gone seven games without a win and had suffered defeats in six of those games. SkyBet has Leicester to secure the three points priced at 19/10.

Leicester City have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last eight games and in seven of those fixtures, both sides involved have scored. Bet365 has both teams to score priced at 3/4. With just 34 goals scored this season, Leicester have not been at their best in the final third but one player they will look to for goals this weekend is Jamie Vardy. The forward has nine goals this season and has odds of 7/5 with Betway to score.

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