EPL: Watford vs Leicester




Watford soon received a bitter end in the relegation battle and they are showing a lack of vitality recently. With morale very low and no longer motivated to fight, the next defeat for coach Roy Hodgson’s team is an inevitable scenario.

With the hope of continuing to stay in the Premier League after this season ends, Watford has invited experienced coach Roy Hodgson to temporarily lead the team. However, things did not change much and Watford soon returned to the Championship playing field. With a record of 6 wins, 5 draws and 25 losses through 36 rounds. Currently Watford is stuck in the penultimate position of the rankings with a meager 23 points. They are 11 points behind Burnley’s 17th position and only 2 points above Norwich, who are at the bottom of the table.

Watford’s performance at this stage is still very poor, even they have not won the last 7 matches (draw 1, lose 6). The last round Watford had a tedious 0-0 draw at home against Everton. They played badly at home all season and only got 8 points from 18 games at Vicarage Road, which is the worst home record in the league. Watford won exactly 2 home matches in the Premier League this season. Watford’s last home win was in November last year when they beat Man United.

Not to the point of having to be relegated like the opponent, but Leicester are also having a disappointing season. Despite being a team capable of competing for a place in the top 4, Leicester are currently 10th in the rankings with 45 points. They only won 12, drew 9 and lost 14 out of 35 matches played in the Premier League this season. Leicester’s biggest mark lies in the continental playground, where they reached the semi-finals of the Europa Conference League and only lost to AS Roma.

After this match, Leicester must travel to Chelsea and host Southampton to close the season. Last weekend Leicester beat the bottom team Norwich with a score of 3-0 at home. Away from home, Leicester have only won 3 matches since the beginning of the season. Therefore, facing Watford is a very good opportunity for the “Foxes” to regain the trust of the fans. Leicester have won both times against Watford this season, winning 4-2 in the first leg and 4-1 in the FA Cup in January.

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