Leicester City are struggling in the Premier League and are three matches without a win in the English top flight. The Foxes are coming off of a 3-0 loss to Chelsea at home and sit in 12th place. On Sunday, Leicester City host Watford in the Premier League in a must-win game.

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Brendan Rodgers’ name continues to be linked to Manchester United. However, the Red Devils have given the job to Ralf Rangnick for the next six months. If Rodgers is to take over the Old Trafford-outfit, he will not do so until the summer. Until then, Rodgers needs to improve Leicester City’s results in the league.

Watford ended a two-match losing streak on matchday 12. The Hornets defeated Manchester United 4-1 in a surprise performance at Vicarage Road. Claudio Ranieri’s team is 15th in the league and four points above the relegation zone. A win for Watford would ease the relegation pressure.

Leicester City are surprisingly just six points above the relegation zone. Sunday’s match at the King Power Stadium is a surprise six-point affair between these sides. Both teams are in need of a win this weekend.

Leicester City vs Watford Betting Odds

 

Watford have a decent record against Leicester City in recent meetings. The Hornets posted a record 3W-1D-6L over the course of their last 10 matches. You might not think that is a good record, but with Watford regularly fighting relegation and Leicester City struggling in the league, the Hornets should fancy their chances of getting points this weekend.

While Leicester City are winless in three straight matches in the Premier League, they claimed a midweek Europa League victory over Legia Warsaw 3-1. Bookies’ best betting odds on a Leicester City win at full-time are 13/20. The Foxes took eight points from the last 18 available. They were outscored 11-9.

Watford are at the best betting odds of 23/5 to win at full-time. The Hornets took six points from the last 18 on offer in the Premier League. They were outscored 11-9, just like Leicester City were over their last six fixtures.

The last time these teams met in 2019-20, Watford claimed a 1-1 draw with Leicester City. Bookies’ best betting odds on a draw at full-time are at 63/20.

Leicester City vs Watford Team News

Rodgers continues to be without one of his best players, Youri Tielemans. The Belgian midfielder has a calf injury that will rule him out of the match. Defender Ricardo Pereira is ruled out of the match with a thigh strain.

Centre-back Wesley Fofana remains sidelined with a long-term injury. Defender Justin James is also out of action due to a long-term knee injury. Centre-back Jonny Evans is likely to return to the team following a leg injury.

Ranieri could be without up to eight players. Peter Etebo, Christian Kabasele, Ken Sema, Kwadwo Baah, and Nicolas N’Koulou are all five ruled out of the match due to injuries. Francisco Carvallo and Ismaila Sarr are both major doubts due to injuries. Midfielder Juraj Kucka is suspended following a sending off versus Arsenal two weeks ago.

Sarr is a massive loss for Ranieri if he misses the game. He has scored five goals in 12 matches in the league. Sarr scored against Manchester United on matchday 12. The forward continues to receive plenty of links to “bigger” teams around Europe.

Leicester City vs Watford H2H

Watford have a decent record against Leicester City in recent meetings. The Hornets posted a record 3W-1D-6L over the course of their last 10 matches. They claimed a 1-1 draw the last time these teams met in the league in 2019-20.

Watford have been decent on the road this season with six points from 18 available. They have scored eight goals and conceded eight away from Vicarage Road. Leicester City have been poor at the King Power Stadium. They have collected seven points from 18 on offer at home. Opponents have outscored Leicester City 10-7 at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester City vs Watford Predictions

Both teams to score: YES @ 71/100 - BET NOW

 

Watford may be without Sarr this weekend, but that doesn’t mean Leicester City will keep a clean sheet at home. The Foxes have not been good in recent matches and that was exhibited in their 3-0 home loss to Chelsea last weekend. Their last two games at home finished as losses. The Foxes conceded five goals and scored zero during that time. However, Watford’s defence has been guilty of conceding goals. The Hornets have conceded 20 times. Our betting tips prediction is for both teams to score.

Halftime result: DRAW @ 13/10 - BET NOW

 

The last two matches between Leicester City and Watford, played during the 2019-20 Premier League season, were draws at halftime. Three of the last six matches between Leicester City and Watford finished as draws at halftime. Five of Watford’s last 12 matches in all competitions were draws at halftime. Leicester City had six of their last 17 matches in all competitions finish the first half as draws. Our betting tips prediction is for Leicester City and Watford to draw at halftime.

Team with most corners: Leicester City @ 2/7 - BET NOW

 

Leicester City have a stronger attack than Watford, therefore, it is likely that the Foxes will push back Watford for much of the game. This should result in Leicester City getting more corners over the course of the 90-minute match.

Watford are good enough to get a result at the King Power Stadium. However, Watford have not won there since the 2012-13 Championship season. The Hornets have failed to win their last seven matches at the King Power Stadium.

Despite having a more rest going into the match due to Leicester City playing in midweek, the Hornets should drop points at the King Power Stadium once more. A Leicester City double chance (win or draw) should occur at full-time on Sunday versus Watford. The points should greatly help the Foxes and could push them into the upper half of the table.