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Leicester v Watford: Score draw to dent Hornets’ top-two hopes

| 26.04.2013

With a lengthy recent run of dismal form very possibly set to curtail Leicester’s play-off ambitions, victory over Watford is essential for the Foxes at 19/20.

The travelling Hornets’ need to triumph is equally as pressing though, given that justification of their 13/5 price in match betting markets would see them move within a point of second-place Hull.

And with plenty at stake for either side, taking the 13/5 odds regarding a draw may prove the wisest move here, especially in light of three of Leicester’s last four matches ending level.

Parity has ensued throughout half of the Foxes’ past 10 matches too, meaning the number of stalemates they have played out across the course of the season has now reached double figures.

Given that their visitors have claimed single-point hauls in eight seasonal matches too, and that both teams have found the net in 13 of their combined 18 draws this term, backing either defence to be breached in a level-ending tie seems wise.

3/1 is available regarding a score draw, whilst bolder correct score punters could be rewarded for investment in a 2-2 result at 12/1.

Such a scoreline has prevailed from seven total Championship matches involving this pair this season, including two of Leicester’s last three outings.

And a glance at past encounters between these two indicates that the utilisation of half markets can lead to profit at the King Power Stadium as well.

Goals have been scored in both halves during six of the past seven encounters of the pair, with 4/7 the price that this is the case again.

But to obtain added value, away side Watford appear worth chancing to grab a half-time lead, a feat they have accomplished in three of the last five matches between the sides.

Gianfranco Zola’s men are 27/10 to win the opening period, with 14/1 the price that the Hornets surrender a half-time lead en route to an eventual draw at the home of the Foxes.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



John Klee