Watford - Leicester City Preview - Away, October 19th
UK time is: 14:52:29
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Leicester City Preview - Away, October 19th

WATFORD WILL be looking to pick themselves up following a dire defeat at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday with a tough trip to Leicester City on Wednesday.

The Foxes have failed to live up to their pre-season expectations so far having been tipped to romp the division. Sven Goran Eriksson's side are currently 13th.


Much like at Vicarage Road it's been a particularly busy summer in the Midlands with Eriksson working his magic to bring in no less than 12 players over the summer.

All that business has left City fighting to find their best team which has consequently contributed to their stuttering start this season.

Victories over high-fliers Southampton and Brighton have been undermined by careless defeats to strugglers Bristol City and Birmingham City.

The ability is clearly there as demonstrated in the 4-0 humbling of rivals Derby County a fortnight ago. Finding consistency however is key.

Looking at the calibre of signings made over the course of the summer it is clear that Eriksson has the backing of the board but crucially the belief of those that he has recruited that Leicester will soon be back in the Premier League.

Paul Konchesky took the step down from Liverpool whilst John Panstil signed on a free following his release by Fulham. Jermaine Beckford swapped Goodison Park for the King Power Stadium whilst Matt Mills commanded a 5m fee from Play-off runner's up, Reading.

Eriksson will be able to call upon the services of Beckford, Michael Johnson and Andy King after the trio featured against Birmingham City. Richie Wellens and Paul Gallagher though are still working their way back to fitness. Mills is suspended.

Watford could shake things up for the clash with Martin Taylor sidelined. David Mirfin should cover Taylor whilst Matt Whichelow looks for a first start of the campaign.

Probable Teams:

Leicester City:
Schmeichel; Peltier, Bamba, St. Ledger, Konchesky; King, Abe, Fernandes, Danns; Vassell and Nugent.

Watford: Loach; Doyley, Mariappa, Mirfin, Dickinson; Kightly, Eustace (c), Hogg, Forsyth; Sordell and Garner.

Match Officials: (R) Mr C Sarginson; (AR's) Mr D Benton & Mr P Hobday; (4th) Mr M Dexter.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Tom Bodell Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 17 2011

Time: 3:14PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Watford Articles

The Rise Of Craig Cathcart (Sunday August 30 2015)

Stats: Manchester City v Watford (Saturday August 29 2015)

PREVIEW: Man City vs Watford (Saturday August 29 2015)

Man In The Middle: Mark Clattenburg (Saturday August 29 2015)

Watford And Southampton In Stalemate (Sunday August 23 2015)

Archived Watford Articles

List All Vital Watford Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Chelsea 4 1 1 2 -3 4
14. WBA 4 1 1 2 -3 4
15. Spurs 4 0 3 1 -1 3
16. Watford 4 0 3 1 -2 3
17. Stoke 4 0 2 2 -2 2
18. Newcastle 4 0 2 2 -3 2
19. Southampton 3 0 2 1 -3 2

Watford Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Valdes Besiktas Move is OFF
Man Utd : 30/08/2015 13:50:00
One Strange Fact
Chelsea : 30/08/2015 13:43:00
The Ped Report... City 2-0 Watford
Man City : 30/08/2015 13:25:00
The Rise Of Craig Cathcart
Watford : 30/08/2015 13:23:00
Bannan Update
Crystal Palace : 30/08/2015 13:06:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will you be buying the new Watford FC kit?
Suggested By:  Vital Watford
Yes 52%
No 48%