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Premier League preview and odds: Leicester vs. Watford

Published on: 05/11/2015

Premier League preview and odds: Leicester vs. Watford

November 7, 2015 15:00pm – King Power Stadium

Premier League

Two of the pre-season relegation favourites, Leicester and Watford, will go head-to-head in the Premier League on Saturday, with both clubs sat comfortably clear of the drop zone.

Leicester in elite European spot

Leicester City are currently occupying one of the automatic Champions League qualification spots with over a quarter of the season gone. They are one of only two teams (the other being Spurs) that have only lost one game all season.

Having amassed 10 points from the last possible 12, the Foxes currently sit on a total of 22 points, just three behind league leaders Manchester City. They can stretch their current unbeaten run to five games by avoiding defeat at home to newly-promoted Watford.

In the last game, they edged to a 3-2 victory over mid-table fixtures West Bromwich Albion thanks to a brace from Riyad Mahrez and an tenth goal in eight games for England striker Jamie Vardy.

Watford not sticking to the scri pt

Watford once again defied the odds to overcome an in-form West Ham side at home last weekend. Nigerian hot shot Odion Ighalo provided both goals in a 2-0 victory to take his tally for the season to seven. The win lifted the Hornets into 11th place in the league with a total of 16 points gained from 11 games.

It was the second win in a row for Quique Flores’ men who will be looking to secure their fifth victory of the season when they visit the King Power Stadium on Saturday. Seven of Watford’s ten goals this season have been scored away from home.

Team news

Leicester City should have Christian Fuchs available after he recovered from a knock. Meanwhile, Watford could welcome back Jose Manuel Jurado from a hamstring injury and Ighalo is expected to be fit after picking up a knock against the Hammers.

Recent form (League)

Leicester: WWDWL

Watford: WWLDL

Betting odds and tips

Leicester City have been top of the Premier League tree when it comes to the Both Teams to Score market, and that’s where you should be looking this weekend. So far this season, 80% of Leicester`s homes games and 60% of Watford`s away fixtures have resulted in both teams scoring. You can back Both Teams to Score at 8/11 with Bet365.

Published on: 05/11/2015

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (05/11/2015 14:14:49) but are subject to change.