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Watford vs Leicester Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

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Watford vs Leicester Predictions

Watford went into their match against Liverpool before the international break full of confidence after a four match unbeaten streak had seen them steadily move up the table. Their confidence won’t be so high now though, as Jurgen Klopp’s side decimated them 6-0 to put a swift end to their run of good form.

The question now is if Watford can bounce back from such a heavy defeat. Overall they are in decent form with four wins from their last eight games and just two defeats. They have beaten the likes of Manchester United and West Ham during this run and sit in a very respectable 8th position. However, a 6-1 loss can have a drastic effect on the morale of players.

Fortunately for them they are coming up against another side pretty down in the dumps as far as the Premier League is concerned. Last season’s champions Leicester have only won three of their 11 Premier League games this season and sit down in 14th position.

Their 2-1 loss at home to West Brom last time out made it just two wins from their last seven in all competitions, and one of those was in the Champions League.

It’s quite clear that Leicester’s main focus lies with the Champions League, which is understandable considering this is probably the only time they’ll make it to the competition. They are top of their group and on the verge of qualifying for the knockout stages, but the sacrifice has been their domestic form.

Interestingly, three of their four Champions League games this season has been preceded by a Premier League defeat, and the one that wasn’t came following a draw. They are also winless in the Premier League away from home this season, with four defeats and one draw making for an horrendous record. Leicester have conceded an awful 14 goals in these five away days as well.

Watford have won two and drawn one of their last three at home as well, including their excellent victory over Manchester United. This decent home form, plus Leicester’s dreadful away record this season and their upcoming Champions League match, make Watford favourites in my eyes. My main prediction is a Watford 0.0 Asian Handicap Win at 2.000 along with a 2-1 correct score prediction at 11/1.

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