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Leicester v Watford betting tips: Top-half aim for Foxes in Hornets test

| 27.11.2021

Leicester v Watford betting tips and odds

The Foxes will have set their sights on moving into the top half of the table after an encouraging 3-1 victory over Legia Warsaw on Thursday which sent them to the top of their wide-open group in the Europa League.

Leicester are 8/13 favourites to beat a Watford team that netted a combined nine goals in wins against Everton and Manchester United, but failed to score in four of their last six games.

The Hornets’ 4-1 victory over the Red Devils resulted in the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer so which team turns up on Sunday is anyone’s guess as we look at some of the markets in our Leicester v Watford betting tips.

Match Odds

Brendan Rodgers named a strong side for Thursday’s win against the Polish champions but lost Jonny Evans to an injury during the warm-up and he was replaced by Daniel Amartey.

Although Jamie Vardy will be fresh having spent the whole game on the bench, the rest of the players will need recovery time ahead of the clash with Watford, who are 17/4 to win, 3/1 to draw and 5/4 in the double chance market.

City were taken apart by Chelsea at the weekend in their last Premier League outing, but the return of their title-winning coach Claudio Ranieri should provide a different kind of test.

Leicester have beaten Watford in this fixture without conceding in the last four meetings and the three most recent games ended in 2-0 wins, so we go 2/1 on the hosts winning to nil or 15/2 on the same scoreline.

Alternatively in our Leicester v Watford betting tips, the Foxes have scored and conceded in eight of their 12 games, so can be backed at 21/10 to win without keeping a clean sheet or 31/20 on a win and under 3.5 goals which would have paid out in all five Premier League meetings between the clubs in this fixture.

Watford have yet to keep a clean sheet this season and are unlikely to break their duck on Sunday, so their unpredictability means it may pay dividends to look at one of our #GetAPrice specials in which both teams to score, over 2.5 goals and either team to win is 11/8.

Talking Tactics

Rodgers went with a 3-4-3 against Premier League leaders Chelsea, but the loss of Evans meant changing to a 4-3-3 in the clash with Legia Warsaw in which they scored three first-half goals.

Ademola Lookman and Harvey Barnes retained their places on Thursday, so the only change up front is likely to be Vardy coming in for Patson Daka, although Kelechi Iheanacho is knocking at the door.

Ranieri went with his preferred 4-1-4-1 last weekend in which Josh King was the sole striker, with Ismaila Sarr and Emmanuel Dennis on the wings, and Moroccan midfielder Imran Louza in the holding role in only his second Premier League start.

Goalscorer Odds

Vardy has opened the scoring in this fixture in his last three appearances, each time from the penalty spot, and is 12/5 to break the deadlock again or 3/4 to end a four-game drought in the Premier League.

James Maddison scored the second goal on Thursday and bagged the winner at Brentford towards the end of October, so he looks an interesting prospect at 11/2 and 2/1 in the two markets.

Wilfred Ndidi netted his first goal of the season during the week and is 20/1 and 7/1 in the two options, while Barnes can be backed at 9/2 and 13/8 as one of our Leicester v Watford betting tips.

King got the ball rolling against Manchester United and is 7/1 to repeat the trick or 5/2 to find the net, while Sarr and Dennis are 15/2 and 9/1 to net the game’s opening goal or 11/4 and 10/3 in the anytime market.

Match Info

Where: King Power Stadium

When: 14:00, Sunday 28th November

How to watch: N/A

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Al odds and markets correct as of date of publication



Warren Barner