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Brendan Rodgers takes on his first match as manager of Leicester City against Watford. On Vicarage Road, Watford wants to recover after a 5-0 loss at Liverpool, while Rodgers hopes to start his period at Leicester City with a victory.
Javi Gracia is only too happy to finish with Watford in seventh place. This would give the Spaniard a maximum reward for the great season of The Hornets. As already written several times in the first weeks of the season, Watford did well with the top teams in the Premier League and around Vicarage Road was sometimes jokingly talked about a Leicester Cit-like scenario. Of course that was not realistic. What is real is that Watford is still in seventh place. However, it must first pass Wolverhampton and the Wolves should certainly not be underestimated. Qualitatively, Watford may have a better material than Wolverhampton, but Watford can sometimes also sink giganticly through the lower limit.
That is how The Hornets lost at 0-4 against AFC Bournemouth and this week Watford went 5-0 to Liverpool. Last Friday, Watford pulled out himself by winning 1-5 with PhD student Cardiff City. Five days later, The Hornets even had to score five goals and Watford also played very badly at Anfield. Of course, Watford can lose Liverpool and that’s not what it was after. The topic of conversation was the fact that The Hornets got no less than five against Anfield. It was for Watford the eighth game this season against a top club from the Premier League and no less than seven of those duels were lost for The Hornets. Against the top teams in the Premier League is therefore still something to get for Gracia and his men.
With Brendan Rodgers as head coach, Leicester City hopes to be able to restore the season somewhat. The Northern Irishman has signed a contract with Leicester until 2022 and will mainly use the last months of this season to build a team. Leicester adorns that the club Rodgers a contract for more than three years. In practice, however, it has always been apparent in recent years that at Leicester City they are usually done with their manager after a maximum of two years. It is for Rodgers to hope that he will hand over his contract to Leicester City. The 46-year-old coach caused a furore at Liverpool years ago and had been under contract with Celtic since 2016, which naturally wanted to pay him a leisurely fee to Leicester City.
Rodgers was presented an hour this week for the game between Leicester City and Brighton & Hove Albion. Under the watchful eye of their new manager, Leicester City players won 2-1 vs. Brighton. Leicester City could also use a victory well. Especially after The Foxes lost 1-4 in Crystal Palace’s home last Saturday. Still, Leicester City might have seen too much against Brighton over the entire game, because a draw had done more justice to the proportions. The game of The Foxes against the coastal residents was, however, a lot more convincing than a few days earlier against Crystal Palace, which incidentally was incredibly efficient at the King Power Stadium. At Leicester City they want to finish winning the third Premier League match in eight days. Fact is also that Watford currently has a lot better papers than Rodgers’ team.
Watford vs Leicester head to head matches
01.12.18 PL Leicester Watford 2 : 0
20.01.18 PL Leicester Watford 2 : 0
26.12.17 PL Watford Leicester 2 : 1
06.05.17 PL Leicester Watford 3 : 0
19.11.16 PL Watford Leicester 2 : 1