Watford v Leicester – Vicarage Road at 15:00
My latest Asian Handicap betting preview covers Saturday’s Premier League game between Watford and Leicester.
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Before the international break, Watford were thrashed 6-1 by Liverpool at Anfield, with Daryl Janmaat scoring the only Watford goal.
Prior to their defeat against The Reds however, Watford had been in good form and were 4 matches unbeaten in the Premier League.
The Hornets drew against Bournemouth (2-2) and Swansea (0-0), as well as beating Middlesbrough (1-0) and Hull City (1-0), which saw them move as high as 7th in the Premier League table.
Watford’s defeat against Liverpool saw them drop down to 8th, but overall Watford have made an impressive start to their campaign.
Against Leicester, Watford will be missing defender Jose Holebas, who is serving a 1 match suspension after picking up his 5th yellow card at Anfield. This will come as disappointing news for the home side, as Holebas has been a crucial part of the defence that has helped Watford keep 3 clean sheets in their last 4 matches.
There is also concern over goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, who is currently being assessed relating to fluid on his knee.
Striker Troy Deeney will be in search of his 100th goal fro the club and he’ll be one to watch on Saturday, although he hasn’t scored in his last 4 games.
Premier League Champions Leicester City are finding this season a lot tougher than their last, which comes as no surprise really.
It was almost impossible for Leicester to replicate the heroics of last campaign and Ranieri’s men are still in search of their first Premier League win away from the King Power Stadium..
Before the international break, The Foxes suffered a 2-1 defeat at home to West Brom. Leicester haven’t won in 3 games across all competitions and they’ve already lost more matches this campaign, than their entire 2015/16 season.
Ranieri’s side are currently 14th in the Premier League table and they’re only 2 points above the relegation zone! A win against Watford is therefore a must!
Despite their struggles in the Premier League, Leicester are going beyond expectations in the Champions League and they are yet to lose a single game, winning 3 and drawing 1 of their 4 matches to date.
Mahrez and Vardy need to find their form again, as they’ve only scored 3 Premier League goals between them this season. Vardy would have been boosted by his goal that he scored mid-week for England against Spain however, which ended a run of 14 games without finding the net.
I think this game will be close, but Leicester need to improve on the basis of recent displays in order to beat Watford at home. The Hornets are 3 games unbeaten at Vicarage Road and only 2 Premier League sides have beaten them at home this season – Arsenal and Chelsea. Therefore, I recommend backing Watford draw no bet, which looks value at 2.08.
Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Watford +/-0 (Draw No Bet) at 2.08 with BetVictor
Prices correct at time of writing.