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Leicester City vs. Watford

The Walkers Stadium

25.04.11

@15:00

Leicester City Preview - Away, April 25

FRESH OFF the back of the 1-0 defeat of Barnsley, Watford head to take on East Midlands side Leicester.

The Foxes were cruelly beaten by their fierce rivals Nottingham Forest on Saturday thanks to a late blunder from 'keeper Chris Weale which allowed Paul McKenna to win his side the game.

It's been a season of massive overhaul at the Walkers with new boss Paulo Sousa ousted 24 hours after Milan Manderic backed the Portuguese. Sousa's departure has looked like a masterstroke though with Sven Goran Eriksson propelling the Foxes into 12th, six points off the relegation zone.

Eriksson post Forest

'I am afraid it could be (the end of our play-off hopes), we will know that on Monday evening I fear,' Eriksson conceded after Friday's game.

'But it is important we finish the season well, whatever happens with the other results. It would be awful for the Club and the fans if we were to give up. We will prepare for the Watford game as if the play-offs are on the table.'

Source: Official Site

Leicester City Team News:

Line-up Vs. Forest: Weale; Naughton, Vitor, Bruma, Mee; Gallagher, King, Oakley (c), Wellens, Kamara; Yakubu.

Player to watch: Andy King

The Welsh international has been in fine form for the Foxes this season and recently penned a new long-term deal to stay with Eriksson's men.

Still only 22, King was named in the Championship 'Team of the Year' after an impressive campaign which has seen him net 16 from midfield.

Watford Team News:

Stephen McGinn (knee) is still out whilst Matty Whichelow and Ross Jenkins are doubts along with Tom Aldred (face).

Likely Line-up: Loach; Hodson, Mariappa, Taylor, Doyley; Deeney, Eustace (c), Mingoia, Cowie; Sordell and Graham.

Player to watch: Piero Mingoia

The diminutive ball-playing midfielder did well on his full league debut against Barnsley on Saturday and looks likely to start again in what has been an impressive breakthrough season since turning pro'.

Match Facts & Stats

Leicester Home Form: Lost Vs. Portsmouth, Won Vs. Burnley and Drew Vs. Palace

Head2Head Form: Watford 3-3 Leicester, Leicester 4-1 Watford (09/10) and Watford 3-2 Leicester (10/11)

Watford Away Form: Lost @ 'Boro, Lost @ Coventry and Drew @ Leeds.

Ref Watch:

Referee: Mr A BATES Assistants: Mr S Bennett & Mr A Horton Fourth Official: Mr S J Barrow

Match Prediction:

Tough to call - Leicester are formidable at home under Eriksson but after their narrow loss to rivals Forest and the declaration their play off charge is over the season may be deflating slowly. Can the 'Orns take advantage or will the Foxes be biting back?

Match Odds

Leicester: 10/11 (Stan James)

raw: 11/4 (Coral)

atford: 10/3 (Bet365)


The Journalist

Writer: Tom Bodell Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday April 24 2011

Time: 1:18PM

 

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