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Watford and Leicester City meet at Vicarage Road Stadium, in a match for the 30th round of the Premier League. Leicester City won at home by (2‑0) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 04‑12‑2019. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has recorded 3 wins and 1 losses in the last 4 games. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 03‑03‑2019, in a match for the Premier League that ended with the victory of Watford by (2‑1). The goals of the match were scored by T. Deeney (5 ‘) and A. Gray (90’), for Watford, and J. Vardy (75 ‘), for Leicester City. The home advantage may play an important role in this match, since Watford presents considerable differences in their results at home and away.
After 6 wins, 9 draws and 14 losses, the home team is currently in 17th position, with 27 points won. In their last match, they lost to Crystal Palace away by (1‑0), after in the previous match they had won (3‑0) at home, in a match against Liverpool. This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses as a visitor, with 11 goals scored and 28 suffered; against 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses in his stadium, with 23 goals scored and 15 suffered. For the championship, Watford conquered 15 points in 30 possible, after 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats in the last 10 games played in their stadium. In their home league matches the most frequent final result at half-time was 0‑0 (7 in 14 games). His offense has scored consistently, as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 29 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 12 times and never got the comeback. In the last 14 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 6 of their 16 goals between minutes (46’ ‑ 60 ‘).
Watford comes to this game after losing by 1×0 on the visit to Crystal Palace, which added the second desise in their last three league games. However, we remember that the home team beat Liverpool in the last game inside the gates. When facing third position, coach Nigel Pearson should prefer a more cautious strategy, exploring only the space on the opponent’s back. Troy Deeney remains one of the most outstanding of the local team: the striker is the top scorer, with 6 goals scored. The defensive sector has greatly damaged the team, especially in stopped balls and in the transition from attack to defense. Deulofeu is in doubt for this game, due to injury.
After 16 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses, the visiting team is currently in 3rd place, with 53 points won. In their last match, they beat Aston Villa at home by (4‑0), after in the previous match they lost out, in a match against Norwich City, by (1‑0). This is a team that presents similar results at home and away, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. In their last 10 away games for the championship, Leicester City has recorded 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses, so they have won 19 points in 30 possible. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not had great defensive strength, but its attack has marked regularly, since it has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 29 games in this competition, he only got 3 comebacks in the 11 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Leicester comes into this game with a 4-0 win against Aston Villa, returning to the wins after four straight games without a win in this competition: the team’s goals were scored by Jamie Vardy (2) and Barnes (2) . It should be noted that the visitors have won 7 of the 14 games played in this condition. Now, on this visit to Watford, coach Brendan Rodgers should opt for the usual strategy, favoring the maintenance of possession and supported attacks. Jamie Vardy is Leicester’s top scorer with 19 goals scored. We highlight that the visitors have shown weaknesses in the defensive stopped balls and in the aerial game, however, they have quality in the counterattack. For this match the coach will not be able to count on Daniel Amartey and Chilwell, both with physical problems.
Watford vs Leicester City head to head matches
04.12.19 PL Leicester Watford 2 : 0
03.03.19 PL Watford Leicester 2 : 1
01.12.18 PL Leicester Watford 2 : 0
20.01.18 PL Leicester Watford 2 : 0
26.12.17 PL Watford Leicester 2 : 1