Leicester v Watford Preview - Premier League Week 13
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Leicester v Watford Preview - Premier League Week 13

Following an impressive 3-1 win over Warsaw in the Europa League, Leicester turn their attention back to the Premier League when they welcome Watford on Sunday. Claudio Ranieri's team will be full of confidence after demolishing Manchester United last time out and one expects the "Tinker Man"will be delighted if his team comes away with the points on his return to the King Power Stadium. Check out our preview and predictions below, and if playing online casino is your choice of entertainment, head over to Genting Casino and enjoy our premium experience with over 3000 of your favourite online slots and live casino table games available on any device.


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Leicester dended a run of four games without a win as they ran out 3-1 winners over Legia Warsaw on Thursday night, though Spartak Moscow’s victory over Napoli ensures they’re still one game away from qualifying for the knockouts. 

Attention needs to turn to their domestic challenge now though, and they need to find some form quickly if they want to once again challenge for the Champions League spots.

Surprisingly, Watford can go above their opponents with a win here as Claudio Ranieri returns to the King Power. 

The Italian is looking to put a similar stamp on this Watford side as he did on the Foxes, and while six points from his five games so far isn’t overly impressive, the fact that they’ve faced all of Arsenal, Liverpool and Man United suggests that Watford’s fortunes may be changing.

Both Teams To Score

The Hornets have lost five of their six matches against top-half sides, so with their hosts in 12th spot they’ll be hopeful of getting something from this game as they have a W3-D1-L2 record against current bottom-half outfits. 

While the visitors are showing next to no consistency in front of goal at the moment, scoring nine in their five games under current management despite drawing a blank in three, Leicester’s defence looks notably vulnerable without Wesley Fofana there to shore things up. 

Brendan Rogers’ charges have kept just one clean sheet in 18 matches since the opening day of the season, with that coming in the League Cup against Millwall, so expect Watford to at least net here.

The hosts have won to nil in each of the last four home meetings with Watford, though form would suggest we won’t see a repeat of that, while Watford have enjoyed success against Leicester in recent years. 

Indeed, they’ve gone W3-D1-L4 over the last four seasons, even if all those points garnered did come at Vicarage Road.

Watford are coming off a high after beating Man United 4-1 in their last outing, and with the attacking talent of Josh King and Ismailla Sarr on display, who have nine goals between them this season, it’s hard to see them not finding the net so while the result may be somewhat up in the air, both teams to score looks banker material in this one.

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BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE


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