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Watford vs Leicester City: Match Preview | Premier League 2019/20

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Leicester City are set to play their first game this weekend against Watford on Saturday, after three months without football.

The Foxes will look to solidify their position in the top four while the Hornets battle out to prevent entering the relegation zone with just goal difference separating them and the red zone.

Leicester were the winners in the reverse fixture against Watford with a 2-0 win, but Nigel Pearson will look to clinch a win for his side this time around.

WHEN AND WHERE?

When: Saturday, June 20
Where: Vicarage Road
Time: 11:30 GMT.

RECENT FORM

Watford – L D L W L:

The Hornets sit on the 17th position on the league table, leveled on 27 points with both West Ham United and Bournemouth.

Before the league was halted, Watford lost at home to Everton, played out a 1-1 draw against Brighton and Hove Albion and a shocking 3-0 victory against champions-elect Liverpool, their only win in five league fixtures, after losing at Old Trafford to Manchester United.

Leicester City – D D L L W:

Brendan Rodgers’ side who currently sit on the third position on the league table, will be seeking to close the gap on second placed Manchester City with four points difference.

Leicester enjoyed a 4-0 win over Aston Villa which ended their four games winless league run, before the league was suspended. Prior to the win against Villa, the Foxes drew in their matches against Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers and gave up all three points against City and Norwich City.

TEAM NEWS

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Watford are likely to be without some key men with the likes of Gerald Deulofeu who picked up an injury in the match against Liverpool and Daryl Janmaat who is also recovering from injury.

Captain Troy Deeney is back to training and will be expected to lead the squad against Leicester, a boost for Pearson’s side.

Leicester will travel without full-back Ricardo Pereira who continues to recover after successfully undergoing knee surgery. However, Rodgers has confirmed he has a strong squad to make selections from, while Ayoze Perez and Ryan Bennett are being monitored for match fitness.

Striker Jamie Vardy will be keen to extend his lead in the Golden Boot race, leading the tally with 19 goals.

PREDICTED LINEUPS

Watford: Foster; Masina, Cathcart, Kiko, Kabasele; Hughes, Capoue; Pereyra, Doucoure, Sarr; Deeney.

Leicester City: Schmeichel; Justin, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Ndidi; Perez, Praet, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy.

Prediction

Watford 1-3 Leicester City

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