Watford vs Leicester City Match Info
Date: Sunday March 3 2019
Kick-off time: 12.00pm GMT
Venue: Vicarage Road
Referee: Jonathan Moss
Watford vs Leicester City Head-To-Head Record
December 1 2018: Leicester City 2-0 Watford
January 20 2018: Leicester City 2-0 Watford
December 26 2017: Watford 2-1 Leicester City
Total head-to-head league matches played: 57
Watford wins: 18
Leicester wins: 24
Watford vs Leicester City Stats
- Only one of the last 18 matches between these clubs has ended as a draw
- Six of their latest seven meetings have resulted in a home win
- Both teams have scored in seven of Leicester’s last eight games
Watford vs Leicester City Match Preview
Brendan Rodgers’ mere presence appeared to galvanise Leicester in midweek and the club’s new manager is backed to win his first official match in charge at Watford.
It was not surprising that the Foxes wanted Rodgers to replace Claude Puel but the speed of his arrival was a shock, with the timing strange considering the Northern Irishman walked out on Celtic when they are on course to achieve a historic treble Treble.
But Puel’s departure, and Rodgers’ appearance at the King Power Stadium, was enough to ensure Leicester gained their first victory in eight games at home to Brighton – and with the new boss having had a few days to work with his players, better things could be just ahead.
Leicester’s team looks better than Watford’s on paper and Rodgers seems just the kind of manager to get the best out of them, with seventh position in the table – and the European football that could go with it – certainly not beyond the champions of three years ago.
Watford had been on a good run before their 5-0 capitulation at Liverpool on Wednesday. They also have designs on finishing ‘best of the rest’ and going into Europe, but Rodgers’ arrival could be a game-changer in that respect and Leicester are fancied to receive a real boost from his appointment.
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