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Leicester v Watford betting tips: Hornets buzzing as Ranieri returns

| 27.11.2021
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Preview and odds for Sunday’s Premier League game

Watford’s stunning victory last weekend resulted in Manchester United sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and they are aiming for another upset as we pick out some Leicester v Watford betting tips.

The Hornets eased their relegation worries with a 4-1 victory at Vicarage Road and are just two points behind Leicester ahead of their trip to the midlands which will see Claudio Ranieri return to his former club.

Sunday’s match, which is not being televised, kicks off at 2pm at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester v Watford match odds

Predicting which Watford team will turn up is the challenge for punters here. The Hornets have failed to score in four of their last six matches but put nine goals past Everton and Manchester United in the other two!

Watford could even afford to miss an early penalty against United before Josh King gave them a deserved lead and Ismaili Sarr followed up with a low drive of his own just before half-time.

Despite substitute Donny van de Beek pulling one back with a header in the 50th minute, United were unable to find the equaliser, with Joao Pedro and Emmanuel Dennis adding to the home side’s tally in stoppage time.

Watford are 21/5 to achieve back-to-back wins for the first time this season but they remain without a clean sheet this season and both teams to score is 8/13, while an away win and goals at both ends is an option for Leicester v Watford betting tips at 7/1.

Leicester are languishing in the bottom half of the table after last week’s 3-0 defeat at home to Chelsea extended their winless run to three matches.

The Foxes have only managed one clean sheet themselves so backing goals could be the way to go here, with over 2.5 priced at 8/13 and over 3.5 at 6/4.

Leicester v Watford head-to-head

Meetings between these two teams are best remembered for the drama of the 2013 Championship play-off semi-final and it is a match-up which the home team usually dominate.

The last meeting in June 2020 ended 1-1 at Vicarage Road and ended a run of seven successive home wins between these two, with Leicester 4/6 to continue that trend this weekend.

Leicester have won 2-0 in the last three meetings at the King Power Stadium and are 8/1 to do so again on Sunday.

Leicester v Watford key battles

Leicester may need to win their fans over if they are to make this a tough place for visiting teams to go again.

Some supporters booed the team at both half-time and full-time against Chelsea, with manager Brendan Rodgers describing their reaction as “very disappointing”.

Jamie Vardy, Leicester v Watford betting tips

Jamie Vardy is often the team’s saviour and he has opened the scoring from the penalty spot in Leicester’s last three home games against Watford.

The striker is 12/5 to break the deadlock while 10/11 for Vardy to be offside at least once and have one or more shots on target looks a good option for Leicester v Watford betting tips.

James Maddison has followed up with the second goal in the last two meetings here and is 2/1 in the anytime goalscorer odds, while Sarr is Watford’s top scorer with five goals and is 11/4 to add to his tally.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Andrew McDermott

Andrew is a sports betting content journalist at PA Media. He is a lifelong Huddersfield Town fan but when he isn't reminiscing about their Premier League days he is also a junior cricket coach and enjoys cycling.