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Leicester City vs Watford - Premier League preview and odds


Published on: 05/05/2017

Battle for eighth place heats up with half a dozen teams in the mix

With their respective Premier Leagues futures both virtually secured, Leicester City and Watford will be battling it out for league position when they go head-to-head at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

At the start of the season, former Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri stated that the target for his team was a top 10 finish. Now, with Ranieri no longer in the dugout, they appear to be on course to achieve that goal.

The East Midland`s side enjoyed a purple patch following the Italian`s dismissal before embarking on a five-game winless streak in all competitions. Last time out, they bounced back with a 1-0 win away to out-of-form West Brom.

Meanwhile, Watford are level on points with their opponents and will also be looking to end the campaign as a top 10 side. Walter Mazzarri`s men have lost their last four away games in a row without scoring a goal. Last time out, they were beaten by a single goal at home to Liverpool.

The Hornets are one of half a dozen teams still in with a chance of grabbing eighth place in the table, although technically they could also still be relegated.

Team news

Leicester City:

Injured - Nampalys Mendy (ankle), Molla Wague (dislocated shoulded).

Doubtful - Wes Morgan (hamstring strain).

Watford:

Injured - Jose Holebas (knock), Miguel Britos (knock), Craig Cathcart (knee), Younes Kaboul (thigh), Ben Watson (groin strain), Mauro Zarate, Roberto Pereyra (muscular).

Recent form (League)

Leicester City: WLDLW

Watford: LLWLW

Betting odds and tips

Leicester City have earned three quarters of their points at home this season and have won their last four home matches in a row.

Watford have also performed much better at home and come into this game on the back of four straight away defeats in which they have also failed to find the net. As a result, and not for the first time this weekend, the Win to Nil bet looks tempting.

You can back Leicester City to Win to Nil at 8/5 with Bet365.

By Neil Morris

Published on: 05/05/2017

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (05/05/2017 09:33:23) but are subject to change.