Premier League In Focus – Watford vs Leicester Preview

When? Tuesday 26th December, 15:00 (UK)

Where? Vicarage Road

What channel is it on? Watford vs Leicester will not be televised live in the UK

Are tickets still available?

Watford - https://www.eticketing.co.uk/watfordfc

Leicester – SOLD OUT

Where can I stream the match? N/A

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Watford W1, Leicester W3, D1
Premier League meetings: Watford W1, Leicester W4, D1
All-time meetings: Watford W19, Leicester W27, D17

WATFORD

Predicted line-up: Gomes; Janmaat, Prodl, Kabasele, Zeegelaar; Doucoure, Cleverley; Carrillo, Pereyra, Richarlison; Gray

Unavailable: Kaboul (Injured), Hoban (Injured), Cathcart (Injured), Chalobah (Injured), Deeney (Suspended), Success (Injured)

Doubtful: Britos (Injured), Kiko Femenia (Injured), Okaka (Injured), Hughes (Injured)

LEICESTER

Predicted line-up: Schmeichel; Fuchs, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell; Mahrez, Iborra, Ndidi, Albrighton; Okazaki; Iheanacho

Unavailable: Benalouane (Out of favour), James (Injured), Huth (Injured), Amartey (Suspended)

Doubtful: Simpson (Injured)

PREDICTION
This is one of the more unpredictable matches in this round of games with Watford having home advantage but Leicester's away form being incredibly strong. Much will depend on team news but matches between the two have traditionally been high scoring so look for that to continue here.

MEMORABLE MEETING
Watford and Leicester met in the Championship play-off semi-final back in 2013 and Vicarage Road was the setting for the second leg. 20 seconds before Troy Deeney's winning goal in the seventh minute of added time, Anthony Knockaert's penalty and subsequent rebound was saved by Watford keeper Manuel Almunia. There was much jubilation for the Hornets as they progressed to Wembley thanks to a 3-1 win.