Watford vs Leicester preview: Foxes still chasing title

A look ahead to the Premier League fixture at Vicarage Road

It’s a big game for…

 

Odion Ighalo: The Nigerian striker spurned a number of gifted opportunities in the midweek defeat at Old Trafford. Ighalo’s form has dipped somewhat in recent weeks – having previously scored 13 goals in 19 league games before the turn of the year he has now managed just one from nine outings in 2016. The Hornets could really do with Ighalo and his strike partner Troy Deeney returning to form against the league leaders.

Best stat...

Watford have failed to score in six of their last eight Premier League matches.

Remember when...

Troy Deeney scored a dramatic late winner twenty seconds after Anthony Knockaert had a penalty saved in an extraordinary finish to the Championship play-off semi-final.

Player to watch...

Marc Albrighton: The tricky winger has put in two consecutives man of the match performances for Leicester in the past week. On his day Albrighton can be a constant threat down the left, possessing the ability to continually deliver exceptional crosses to the front men. The Watford full-backs will have to be on their guard for the entire 90 minutes to nullify his dangerous attacking threat.

Last three meetings...

Leicester 2 (Kante, Vardy) Watford 1 (Deeney), Premier League, November 2015,

Leicester 2 (James, Drinkwater) Watford 2 (Forestieri, Murray), Championship, February 2014

Watford 0 Leicester 3 (Wood, Knockaert, Dyer) Championship, November 2013

Form guide...

Watford: DLWWDL

Leicester: WWWLWD

Vital information...

KICK-OFF TIME: 17:30

TV: Sky Sports 1 at 5.30pm, highlights on BBC1, Match of the Day at 10.20pm

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