Match Preview: Watford 2-1 Leicester Prediction and Betting Tips | England (Premier League)

Watford – Leicester betting tips for today, March 3, 2019

Kick-off: 13:00 Watford – Leicester
Football: England – Premier League
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.30
Bookmaker: Unibet
Match Result: 2:1 WON!!!

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Five points ahead of Leicester prior to kick-off, Watford return home after contrasting Premier League (PL) road trips. A 5-1 drubbing of Cardiff was followed by a 5-0 loss at Anfield. Watford’s performances at home have been almost as unstable this season, as reflected by a home league record of: W6, D2, L5.
There are more indications than not that Watford will win with both teams scoring. The ‘Hornets’ have won 62.5% of matches where they’ve been home favourites, and six of Leicester’s last seven league matches have seen both teams score. Additionally, none of the seven PL H2Hs since 2015 have ended in a draw.
After their first win in eight league matches (W1, D1, L6), Leicester play under Brendan Rodgers for the first time. His successful survival campaign with Watford (in 2008/09) provides an interesting backstory, and forms the first instalment of his indifferent league record from managerial club debuts: W1, D2, L2.
Despite arresting their dire run of form in midweek, a majority of Leicester’s last eight matches have still seen them concede first (seven times) and/or lose the first half (six). Things do tend to happen towards the end when they travel though, as more than a third of Leicester’s away league matches have featured a goal within the last five minutes.
Players to watch: Experienced strikers face off in this match, with Troy Deeney (seven PL goals) leading the line for Watford, while Leicester will rely on stalwart Jamie Vardy (nine PL goals) – both have two goals in the last three gameweeks.
Stat attack: Watford’s last six PL home matches have averaged just 2.0 yellow cards.
Across all competitions, Leicester have scored in their last 19 H2H matches against Watford.
They have also scored first in six of the last seven encounters.

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