Leaky Leicester City 13/5 to sink to home defeat against Watford
Leicester’s King Power stadium meeting with Watford is the latest game in fearsome four-match finale to their Championship campaign and one the Foxes simply must win if they’re to claw back a play-off position from Bolton Wanderers. Watford have been struggling on the road of late but their hosts defensive frailties are tailor made for their inventive strikers and they can backed to sour City’s promotion dreams at 13/5 with Coral.
A lack of goals on the road in recent games has hamstrung the Hornets’ promotion push – they’ve continued to register goals and points at Vicarage Road in the meantime – with the recent 1-0 reverse at Millwall copped in spite of a dominant performance from Gianfranco Zola’s men. In their last five road games Watford have only scored more than one goal once, with that late brace coming against uber-permissive defenders Peterborough.
Luckily for the attacking violets shrinking in Watford’s sojourns away from home Leicester’s most recent outing at Crystal Palace highlighted a dearth of defensive organisation in Nigel Pearson’s side, with the Eagles’ goals stemming from set pieces and ricochets respectively. Both sides have registered in seven of City’s last 10 outings including the last five and Coral go 4/7 about both sides scoring on Friday.
Nigel Pearson’s Leicester have been a truly miserable run since the beginning of February, gaining just six points from a possible 33 before the second of April. They have rallied to go unbeaten in the four games since then, but as rallies go it’s been underwhelming, with three of those matches drawn.
The Foxes have at least recovered the goal-scoring knack to give their beleaguered fans something to cheer about, posting twice in each of their last three games. After an excellent start to the campaign, January signing Chris Wood had seemingly been sucked waist-deep into the Foxes form morass, but the ex-West Brom has found the net in each of his last two outings and can be backed at evens to score any time or 4/1 first/last goalscorer.
However the three goals Watford conceded against Peterborough are the only time they’ve let in more than a single goal in their last seven away games and they can grind out an away win.