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WATFORD VS LEICESTER CITY

Published:Friday | March 4, 2016 | 3:00 AM

 

SATURDAY,  MARCH 5
WATFORD VS LEICESTER CITY, VICARAGE ROAD

WATFORD (4-4-2)
GOMES,
NYOM, BRITOS, CATHCART, ANYA,
ABDI, WATSON, CAPOUE, JURADO,
IGHALO, DEENEY

OKAZAKI, VARDY,
ALBRIGHTON, DRINKWATER, KING, MAHREZ,
FUCHS, HUTH, MORGAN, SIMPSON,
SCHMEICHEL
LEICESTER (4-4-2)

After this week’s midweek games Leicester City are three points clear of their closest rivals with 10 games to go. Though Leicester drew 2-2 with West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday, defeats for Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester City leaves Claudio Ranieri’s team in charge in the Barclays Premier League.

On Wednesday Watford lost 1-0 at Manchester United, leaving them in 12th place in the Premier League. The Hornets have now failed to score in six of their last eight Premier League matches. And Watford have scored just 13 goals in 14 home league games and when they went to the King Power Stadium in November they lost 2-1.

Only once before have these teams met at Vicarage Road in the Premier League in February 2000 and it ended in a 1-1 draw.

Leicester were unbeaten in their first nine away games, winning six and drawing three. But their most recent away fixtures have seen then win just twice while losing twice and drawing the other.

The Foxes still boast the most victories (16), fewest defeats (3) and most goals scored (51); their goals for is already five more than they netted over the whole of last season and just four short of their highest number of Premier League goals, in the 1999-00 campaign.

Watford, meanwhile, have won just once in their last five league games at Vicarage Road.

The home side are still without Jurado and Tommy Hoban while Leicester suffered a blow when N’Golo Kante was ruled out for two weeks with a hamstring problem.