Leicester City and Watford meet at King Power Stadium in a round of the Barclays Premier League round of 14. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 3 wins and 1 draw in the last 4 games. Indeed, the last time they played at this stadium was on 20-01-2018, in a game for the Barclays Premier League that ended with the victory of Leicester City by (2-0). The goals of the match were scored by J. Vardy (39 ') and R. Mahrez (90') for Leicester City. In this match the home factor could play an important role, as Leicester City show significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Analysis of Leicester City
The home team is currently in 10th place with 18 points earned after 5 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied at home to Burnley by (0-0). In the last match, he tied off for Brighton & Hove Albion for (1-1). This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, because in the last 30 games it registers 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. The team arrives at this meeting after a home win with Southampton by (6-5) in the tie-break. For the championship, Leicester City won 8 points in 18 chances, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in their last 6 games at their stadium. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 13 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 8 times and only got 2 turns on the scoreboard. In the last 9 home matches in all competitions there are 1 periods in the standings: he suffered 3 of his 6 goals between the minutes (0'-15 ').
Leicester City are campaigning less than expected in the English Premier League, have won only 1 of their last 6 games and are looking for a recovery to ward off the bad phase. The team needs to increase both offensive and defensively, having scored 18 goals, being only the ninth best attack of the competition, and suffered 17 goals, having the ninth defense less leaked, although it is worth noting that it has been improving defensively and conceded only 2 goals in the last 4 rounds. Leicester City have not won 3 games since drawing 2 and lost 1 and it is worth mentioning that they scored only 2 goals in these 3 matches, needing to create more and finalize with better quality the opportunities that appear. For the game against Watford, coach Claude Puel will not be able to count on midfielder Maddison for suspension and the rest of the team should remain the same as the last round.
Confirmed staining: K. Schmeichel, W. Morgan, Ricardo Pereira, J. Evans, B. Chilwell, J. Maddison, D. Gray, M. Albrighton, W. Ndidi, N. Mendy, J. Vardy.
After 6 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses, the visiting team is in 9th place, having won 20 points. In the last match, they lost to Liverpool at home (0-3), after their previous match tied it out in a game against Southampton for (1-1). This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In the last 6 away games, Watford has won 2, 2 draws and 2 defeats, having won 8 points out of 18. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their games outside there is a tendency for few goals, since in 17 of the last 25 that disputed there were less of 3 goals. In 13 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 7 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard. In the last 9 away games for all competitions there has been 1 period that stands out: suffered 5 of his 8 goals between the minutes (76'-90 ').
Watford has dropped out of the last few games, has not won 3 rounds, lost 2 and drawn 1 and is looking for a recovery to try to get close to the fight for next season's European competition. The team has only median numbers in both the offensive and defensive sectors, as it has scored 17 goals, being the tenth best attack of the national, and it suffered 17 goals, having the ninth defense less leaked, needing to render more in both, if it wants to fight in the top of the qualifying table. Playing away from home, such as this Saturday's match, Watford has been very uneven, but his defense usually works well, conceded only 6 goals in 6 games, having the fifth defense less leaked in this type of situation and it is worth noting that none of the last 5 games had more than 2 goals on the scoreboard. For the confrontation against Leicester City, coach Javi Gracia has no problems in the team that has been working in the last rounds and should repeat the opening 11 of the last game.
Confirmed lineup: B. Foster, A. Mariappa, Kiko Femenía, C. Cathcart, J. Holebas, W. Hughes, R. Pereyra, A. Doucouré, E. Capoue, I. Success, Deulofeu.
Technical: Javi Gracia.