Leicester vs Watford prediction, odds & betting tips 25/11/2023

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Leicester - Watford

England Championship - King Power Stadium

 

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Leicester City face Watford at the King Power Stadium on Saturday 23rd of November with the Foxes looking to bounce back from recent defeats. Enzo Maresca's men had an incredible start to the Championship season but have been pegged back by two consecutive defeats which has brought other teams back into the promotion race. Watford, meanwhile, are ticking over in mid-table but are starting to find some promising form. Ahead of the clash, check out these football betting tips.

Leicester vs Watford prediction & free betting tips

Most people had already handed Leicester the Championship title a few weeks ago but a couple of bad results have brought them back to reality. Despite that, the international break should have done them the world of good and they will now be looking to go on another winning. Watford won't be an easy opponent though as they are in fine goalscoring form. 

For more predictions, check out our dedicated page of Championship betting tips.

Leicester to win

  • Leicester have won more Championship matches than any other team this season. 
  • Leicester have won every match after each international break this season.
  • Leicester have won four of their last five matches against Watford.

Over 2.5 goals

  • Leicester have scored 15 goals in their last eight league matches. 
  • Watford scored five goals in their last Championship matches. 
  • 17 goals have been scored in the last three matches between Leicester and Watford. 

Leicester vs Watford odds, H2H stats, and recent form

Head to Head

15/05/22

England Premier League EPL

Watford

Watford

Leicester

Leicester

1

5

08/01/22

England FA Cup FA Cup

Leicester

Leicester

Watford

Watford

4

1

28/11/21

England Premier League EPL

Leicester

Leicester

Watford

Watford

4

2

20/06/20

England Premier League EPL

Watford

Watford

Leicester

Leicester

1

1

04/12/19

England Premier League EPL

Leicester

Leicester

Watford

Watford

2

0

Last Five - Leicester

23/02/24

England Championship CHA

Leeds

Leeds

Leicester

Leicester

3

1

L

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

Leicester

Leicester

2

1

L

13/02/24

England Championship CHA

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

Leicester

Leicester

0

2

W

10/02/24

England Championship CHA

Watford

Watford

Leicester

Leicester

1

2

W

03/02/24

England Championship CHA

Stoke

Stoke

Leicester

Leicester

0

5

W

Last Five - Watford

24/02/24

England Championship CHA

Huddersfield

Huddersfield

Watford

Watford

2

1

L

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Rotherham

Rotherham

Watford

Watford

0

1

W

13/02/24

England Championship CHA

Norwich

Norwich

Watford

Watford

4

2

L

10/02/24

England Championship CHA

Leicester

Leicester

Watford

Watford

2

1

L

06/02/24

England FA Cup FA Cup

Southampton

Southampton

Watford

Watford

3

0

L

Leicester odds: 11/20 (1.55) – 64.5%

Draw odds: 33/10 (4.30) – 23.3%

Watford odds: 24/5 (5.80) – 17.2%

A few weeks ago, Leicester would have been even bigger favourites for this one but the bookmakers are playing it safe by pricing them at a win probability of 64.5%. Watford come into this one on the back of a 5-0 victory yet they only have a win probability of 17.2%.

Leicester vs Watford lineups and latest team news

Leicester

Enzo Maresca is set to ring the changes following the defeat to Middlesbrough two weeks ago with experienced striker Jamie Vardy in line for a recall. Iheanacho will have to either move out wide to accommodate Vardy or he will take a seat on the bench. If he starts out wide, Abdul Fatawu could get a start with Pereira moving back to right-back.

Wilfried Ndidi and Dennis Praet could be pushing for a start although Maresca's preferred midfield trio of Choudhury, Winks and Dewsbury-Hall probably still have enough credit in the bank to be given another chance. 

Predicted lineup

Hermansen – Pereira, Vestergaard, Faes, Justin – Choudhury, Winks, Dewsbury-Hall – Iheanacho, Vardy, Mavididi

Watford

Following his side's 5-0 win against Rotherham, Valérien Ismaël will surely go with the same starting eleven for the match against Leicester. There aren't any known fitness or injury concerns within the squad as it stands which will mean a side full of confidence will travel to Leicester on Saturday. 

The only two players who could be in with a shout of barging into the starting lineup and Rhys Healey and Matheus Martins. Both men came off the bench against Rotherham and linked up excellently for the 5th goal. 

Predicted lineup

Hamer – Andrews, Porteous, Hoedt, Lewis – Kone, Livermore, Kayembe – Asprilla, Rajovic, Sema

Starting lineups

The official lineups will be announced around an hour before kick off at 15:00 UK time.

Leicester

Leicester
4-3-3
30
Mads Hermansen
dk
35
Kasey McAteer
gb
3
Wout Faes
be
23
Jannik Vestergaard
dk
2
James Michael Justin
gb
17
Hamza Choudhury
gb
25
Wilfred Ndidi
ng
22
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall
gb
21
Ricardo Pereira
pt
14
Kelechi Iheanacho
ng
10
Stephy Mavididi
gb
Substitutes
28
Thomas Cannon
ie
4
Conor Coady
gb
18
Issahaku Fatawu
gh
29
Yunus Akgun
tr
15
Harry Souttar
au
26
Dennis Praet
be
9
Jamie Vardy
gb
41
Jakub Stolarczyk
pl
7
Cesare Casadei
it

Watford

Watford
4-3-3
1
Daniel Bachmann
at
45
Ryan Andrews
gb
5
Ryan Porteous
gb
4
Wesley Hoedt
nl
6
Jamal Lewis
gb
8
Jake Livermore
gb
39
Edo Kayembe
cd
10
Imran Louza
ma
7
Tom Ince
gb
9
Mileta Rajovic
dk
12
Ken Sema
se
Substitutes
37
Matheus Martins
br
11
Ismael Kone
ca
14
Rhys Healey
gb
18
Yaser Asprilla
co
24
Tom Dele-Bashiru
ng
42
James Morris
gb
19
Vakoun Issouf Bayo
ci
16
Giorgi Chakvetadze
ge
26
Ben Hamer
gb

Player to watch: Jamie Vardy

Jamie Vardy has been enjoying himself in the Championship this season after establishing himself as a Premier League legend over the past decade. Vardy's experience has been key at times for Leicester already and amid their first blip of the season, he will certainly come back into the starting lineup here.

Leicester vs Watford prediction


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