Monday , July 4 2022

Watford v Leicester: match preview | Premier League

Leicester returned to the winners’ enclosure after five matches in midweek, thanks in part to playing Norwich, but largely because of Jamie Vardy slotting back into the starting lineup. It was Vardy’s first 90 minutes in the league for Leicester since 28 December after hamstring and knee injuries ravaged this year for the striker. Lucky for him relegated Watford are the next team up and he will no doubt be eyeing up another tension-releasing onslaught in front of goal. Brendan Rodgers will surely be looking at long-term replacements for Vardy if the manager himself intends to stick around at the King Power for the long haul. Roy Hodgson’s side finally ended their 11-match losing streak at home against Everton but bettering that with a win feels unlikely considering their raft of players injured or struggling for match fitness. Graham Searles

Sunday 2pm

Venue Vicarage Road

Last season n/a

Referee Jarred Gillett

This season G8 Y30 R1 3.88 cards/game

Odds H 14-5 A 11-10 D 27-10


Subs from Elliot, Bachmann, Nkoulou, Rose, Sierralta, Masina, Troost-Ekong, Baah, Femenía, Etebo, King, Cathcart, Cleverley

Doubtful Cleverley (rib), Nkoulou (groin), King (illness), Femenía (illness)

Injured Hernández (hamstring, 22 May), Kucka (knee, unknown), Louza (knee, unknown), Dennis (knee, unknown), Sarr (knee, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y60 R3


Leading scorer Dennis 10


Subs from Ward, Jakupovic, Vestergaard, Odunze, Choudhury, Lookman, Pérez, Daka, Soumaré, Amartey, Iheanacho, Albrighton, Thomas, Soyuncu

Doubtful None

Injured Ndidi (knee, unknown), Bertrand (knee, unknown), Pereira (hamstring, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y53 R1


Leading scorer Vardy 12

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