Watford-Leicester City Betting Preview: Expect goals at Vicarage Road

The Foxes face the Hornets in the early Championship kick-off on Saturday and our tipster Hugh Wilson is backing plenty of goals in this match
Watford host Leicester City with both sides having played a match this week. The home side drew with Brighton on Monday, but Gianfranco Zola's men could have taken away all three points had the linesman spotted that Fernando Forestieri's effort appeared to have crossed the line.

Leicester were involved in a thriller at home in the Capital One Cup against Fulham.

Nigel Pearson's side led 3-1 against the struggling Premier League side, before a late comeback by Fulham saw the scoreline sit at 3-3 with minutes to go.

Lloyd Dyer then popped up to win the match for Leicester in normal time.

Pearson's men have looked extremely strong in the Championship in recent weeks, being beaten only once in their last eight matches.

With six wins coming from those matches, they find themselves in second position, three points behind leaders Burnley. BetVictor price them at 11/5 (3.20) to take all three points.

Watford currently sit just outside the play-offs in seventh position and are struggling to put together any consistent form. Zola's side have lost two, won two and drawn one of their last five in the league. The Hornets are favourites though at 13/10 (2.30) with BetVictor to win the match. The same firm price the draw at 5/2 (3.50).

The last time these two sides met was in the play-off semi final second leg last season. With Leicester leading 1-0 after the first leg, Watford were winning 2-1 at Vicarage road, with the game destined to go to extra time.

However, a late penalty decision changed the match, with Anthony Knockaert stepping up and missing his penalty for the Foxes.

From the miss, Watford broke and Troy Deeney smashed home the ball to send the Hornets through with a 97th minute winner.

With goals present in that match, you can expect to see the same this weekend. The over 2.5 goals bet at 4/5 (1.80) is certainly worth backing with BetVictor.

Had you backed this in Leicester's last nine matches, it would have landed in eight of those. With the bet also paying out in two of Watford's last three, it's tough to ignore this price.

Over 2.5 goals at 4/5 (1.80) 2pts with BetVictor

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