Watford v Leicester City betting tips – Foxes can avoid defeat

Leicester City suffered a setback in their Premier League title ambitions on Tuesday

Watford v Leicester City betting tips – Foxes can avoid defeat

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Glen Laidlaw

March 4th, 2016

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Despite West Brom holding Leicester City to a draw on Tuesday evening, the Foxes increased their lead at the top of the Premier League table to three points following the failure of Tottenham Hotspur to take anything from their trip to Upton park the following evening.

Nevertheless there will certainly be a slight tinge of disappointment that the gap isn’t five points with Claudio Ranieri’s men enjoying a 2-1 lead into the second half on Tuesday evening. Craig Gardner’s free kick secured a point for the Baggies however, although the Leicester boss wasn’t too downhearted about the result.

“I am very pleased with our performance,” he insisted. “They played so well – there was no panic after the first goal. We played much better than against Norwich. I am satisfied with the performance. Just sometimes you can do everything but the ball doesn’t want to go in. I want to create a lot of chances and sooner or later we score. Tonight wasn’t the right moment but we are alive and we fight to the end. Only the victory was missing.”

Leicester now face Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday and an away win would clearly be a fantastic result for the visitors, given that they have triumphed in just one of their last three outings. Nevertheless, the Hornets will be no pushover whatsoever, although we’re confident that Leicester City can at least get something from this clash and we’ll be backing a draw at 12/5 with Bet365.

Watford performed extremely well against Manchester United at Old Trafford in their last outing and can consider themselves unlucky not to have secured a point, however the Red Devils managed an 83rd minute goal to deny the Hornets and they have now won just two of their last eleven top-flight games with six defeats in that time. They have also struggled at home against the top-six sides, losing to Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur with only West Ham being sent home with nothing for their troubles. We feel that Leicester can manage a point from their trip to Watford, however we’re less than convinced that they can make a return to winning ways.

We are very tempted by Both Teams to Score – No at 19/20 with Coral. Watford have been inconsistent at Vicarage Road this season with five wins and five defeats. They have been particularly adept at keeping the ball out of the home net however with a mere eleven goals conceded in their fourteen home matches, therefore Leicester City will struggle against what will be a determined Hornets defence.

Another backable bet is Under 2.5 goals at odds of 4/5 with BetVictor. While Watford have been solid at the back, they haven’t been prolific at the other end with their home matches averaging just 1.7 goals each game. Leicester have also tightened up somewhat at the back and as such, a low-scoring encounter looks to be the order of the day.

 

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