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Watford vs Leicester City Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

10:59 BST 19/06/2020
Ismaila Sarr Watford
Having put in some strong performances at Vicarage Road, Al Hain-Cole is backing Pearson's team to at least avoid defeat when they take on the Foxes

Nigel Pearson will be aiming to get one over on his former club when Watford welcome Leicester City to Vicarage Road on Friday.

The 56-year-old has had an impressive impact since replacing Quique Sanchez Flores in December, leading them from rock bottom to just above the relegation zone.

Watford vs Leicester latest odds

Having masterminded an eye-catching 3-0 win over Liverpool in the last home game before the Premier League was suspended, he can be backed at 5/2 (3.50) with bet365 to cause another upset against the division’s third-placed side.

The Foxes have won just two of their last eight fixtures in the league but remain even money (2.00) favourites to come out on top here.

None of the last nine meetings between this pair have resulted in draws, but there are odds of 13/5 (3.60) available on this one finishing up all square.

Watford vs Leicester team news

Gerard Deulofeu and Daryl Janmaat are both long-term absentees for the home side, although Adrian Mariappa is fully fit.

Ryan Bennett and Ayoze Perez will face late fitness tests after picking up knocks in training, while Ricardo Pereira and Daniel Amartey are out for the rest of the season.

Watford vs Leicester preview

That 3-0 victory over previously unbeaten Liverpool was the latest in a string of positive home performances for the Hornets, who have only lost once in eight fixtures in their own back yard.

Having won each of their last three home fixtures against this opposition, they will back themselves to at least avoid defeat this time out considering Brendan Rodgers’ men have only won once in five away matches - overcoming Brentford in the FA Cup.

Watford vs Leicester predictions

All in all, odds of 8/11 (1.73) seem like solid value on Watford claiming at least a point when Leicester come to visit.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Watford to win or draw at 8/11 (1.73) for a 2pt stake with bet365