Premier League basement club Watford axed their second manager this season following their run of unsavoury results and are six points adrift of safety when they travel to Leicestershire.
Premier League 2019/2020
Date: Wednesday, 4th December
Venue: King Power stadium
TV Channel: Amazon Prime
Leicester City will take some stopping at the moment, and doesn’t seem their imperious run will be halted any time soon particularly with Watford next in line to try to quell them.
The Foxes left it late to secure a 2-1 win over Everton last time out here, and are huge favourites to roll over their struggling opponents for their seventh successive league win on Wednesday.
Brendan Rodgers has clearly got an impressive blueprint working at the King Power and every of his wards seem to be benefitting from it. With leaders Liverpool facing the Tofees who they edged out last weekend in what is a potentially tight-looking Merseyside derby, they might stand a chance of cutting their eight-point lead.
Watford have won just one of their 14 league games this season, with sacked Quique Sanchez Flores lasting just 85 days on his second stint with the club.
U-23s gaffer Hayden Mullins will be in the dugout alongside assistant Graham Stack for this clash, and they will faced with the daunting task of trying to steer the underperforming Hornets in the right direction.
They have lost on all of their last four trips to this venue, and it could be yet another vain outing for them.
Rodgers have been lucky with injuries this term, and long term absentee Matty James remains his only worry.
The Irishman might name an unchanged starting XI from last time out.
Danny Welbeck remains out for the struggling Hornets but Troy Deeney is expected to come into the side and lead the lines here.
The visitors have no less than six players all rated as doubtful — Craig Dawson, Kiko Femenía, Daryl Janmaat, Domingos Quina, Tom Cleverley and Sebastian Prödl.
Head to head
This will mark the 67th meeting between these two in all competitions. Leicester have 29 wins to their opponent’s 20, and 17 games have been drawn.
Leicester have won their last four home games against Watford in the Premier League.
Watford are winless in 17 of their last 18 league matches.
Leicester have been winning at both half time and full time in their last three home games versus Watford in the Premier League.
Leicester City come into this one after that scrappy victory versus Everton on Sunday and will be keen to maintain their momentum in front of home fans. Leicester City’s last five matches in all competitions (WWWWW)
Watford were beaten 2-1 by fellow relegation candidates Southampton last weekend, in what was ultimately the last straw for Sanchez Flores. Their only win so far came away from their hone ground though. Watford’s last five matches in all competitions (LLWLL)
One would feel Watford stand little chance against the rampant Foxes, and a price of 4/11 for a home win might not present value. However, Leicester to be leading both at halftime and fulltime is 11/10 and looks great — this have also paid out in each of the last three league meetings between these two here.
Jamie Vardy to score at anytime is as expected short on value (4/6) but James Maddison at 23/10 is another better option on the goalscorer markets.