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    Leicester City v Watford: Match Preview

    By Alex Easley
    Leciester City boss Claudio Ranieri is looking for another win when his side host Watford.
    Watford travel to the King Power Stadium tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon to face a very much in-form Leicester City side.

    To gain anything from the game against the Foxes, Watford will undoubtedly have to stop Jamie Vardy, who is looking to score in his ninth straight Premier League game, while also being two matches away from equalling the all-time record set by Ruud van Nistelrooy.
    Jamie Vardy has scored in his last eight Premier League games.
    The Hornets sit in 11th in the league table with 16 points after winning their last two games by a 2-0 scoreline, at home to West Ham and away at Stoke City.

    Head coach Quique Sanchez Flores on his upcoming opposition and his own improving side: "Leicester are an amazing team, a tough team, a tough stadium so we want to win but it is important to recognise that we are a team that is improving.

    The hosts, however, find themselves in the top four with 22 points from their first 11 games of the Premier League campaign thus far, just three points behind joint-leaders Manchester City and Arsenal.

    Leicester are unbeaten in their last four Premier League games since the defeat at home to Arsenal back in September, scoring eight goals in the process.

    Foxes manager Claudio Ranieri on in-form England striker Jamie Vardy: "Everything he tries to do, he does at 100mph and it's difficult. Also you can make mistakes, but in this moment he's in great form. Everything he does, he does well. That must continue in this way."


    Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri has both Vardy and left-back Christian Fuchs available, but Matty James is still missing with a knee injury, with the midfielder expected to be back by the New Year.

    The visitors are sweating on the fitness of striker Odion Ighalo and midfielder Jose Manuel Jurado for the trip to the King Power Stadium, while Sweden international Joel Ekstrand remains sidelined with the knee injury he sustained against Ipswich last season.
    Watford are sweating on the fitness of in-form Odion Ighalo ahead of the game.


    Leicester have only lost one of the last eight home meetings (W5, D2).

    The Hornets have won just four of their 25 league games at Leicester (D10, L11).

    Leicester City

    Leicester have only lost two of their last 20 league games, earning 44 points during that period (W13, D5).

    Claudio Ranieri's side have claimed a league-high 10 points from losing positions this season.

    Fifteen of Leicester's last 17 goals have come in the second half.

    The Foxes have two of the top three Premier League goalscorers: Jamie Vardy has 11 goals and Riyad Mahrez has seven (level with Watford's Odion Ighalo).

    Vardy is only the third player to score in eight successive Premier League appearances. Ruud van Nistelrooy holds the record by scoring 10 goals in a row.


    Watford's only away league defeat this season came at Manchester City in August (W2, D2).

    They have kept five league clean sheets this season; opponents Leicester have managed just one.

    Nine of the 10 league goals conceded by Watford this season have come in the second half.

    Odion Ighalo has been involved in nine of Watford's 10 Premier League goals, scoring seven and setting up two.

    K.O. 3PM – 07/11/2015
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