LEI vs WAT Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Watford vs Leicester City Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Brendan Rodgers will be in the dugout for the first time as a Leicester City manager as Foxes take on the in-form Watford in the Premier Legaue match at Vicarage Road, in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, on Sunday evening (IST).
What competition it is? Premier League
Teams: Watford and Leicester City
Kick Off: Sunday 03 March
Match Timing: 05:30 PM (IST)
Where the game is played? Vicarage Road (21,577)
TV Info: Star Network has the rights to broadcast Premier League matches in India. While the premier members can also catch the action on Hotstar App.
Javi Garcia was bullish about his team's chances ahead of the trip to Anfield in the midweek. And why not, his team was flying high having won 1-5 away against Cardiff City, moving to 7th on the table. But the big factor behind his conviction was the free-flowing football his side exuberated in the last few games.
His idea was to stifle Liverpool for half an hour, break their momentum, and suck the energy out of their pressing. And then hit hard on counter attacks.
However, Sadio Mane's early goal killed all his presumptions, the goal opened the flood gates as well. The Reds scored four unanswered goals without letting the Hornets have a sniff at their goal.
The result won't have any repercussion on Watford's season as the team has exceeded the expectations once again. Javi Garcia definitely deserves the praise for a wonderful job with the club which didn't really sign any notable player post the departure of Richarlison to Everton in the summer.
Even what's more surprising is their position on the table which at the moment is 8th. They are fighting for the 7th place with Wolves, for the tag of “The Best of the Rest”, which Everton was supposed to win, come the end of the season.
It's been a long time coming. Football pundits, Leicester fans all could sense it that Claude Puel's job was far from secure.
Leicester City enjoyed a very good festive period against the big teams, which caused the hold-up for the unavoidable eventuality. But the 1-4 home defeat against Crystal Palace expedited the event and Puel was shown the door.
Coming to the hot seat is a manager who enjoyed an unprecedented “Treble” winning seasons in Scotland with Celtic. No wonder, the fans at Celtic Park were far from happy with Brendan Rodgers' decision and even exhibited a banner in the last match, saying Rodgers had chosen “immortality for mediocrity” with his decision.
But the matchup looks a good fit. Rodgers has achieved all he could have in Scotland. He needs to show the world that he belongs at the highest level and considering his approach on the football field, he can do a lot with this talented Leicester squad.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Watford – L D W W W L
Leicester City – L D L L L W
LEI vs WAT Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Watford vs Leicester City Team News:
Injured – No player is expected to miss the game for Watford with an injury with only Miguel Britos remaining out of the side due to the lack of match fitness.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Kiko Femenia has been listed as questionable and will be assessed before the match.
Note: Jose Holebas is available for selection after missing out against Liverpool due to suspension.
Key Players – Deulofeu, Deeney
Injured – Daniel Armartey and Marc Albrighton have both been ruled out of this match.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Ben Chilwell is reported to have suffered a knock in the last match and will be evaluated ahead of the game.
Note: New boss Brendan Rodgers is expected to name the same XI which beat Brighton & Hove Albion in the last game.
Jamie Vardy who has been in and out of Puel's team recently will be spearheading the attack for the Foxes.
Key Players – Maddison, Vardy
LEI vs WAT Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Watford– Foster (GK), Janmaat, Mariappa, Cathcart, Holebas, Doucoure, Capoue, Hughes, Pereyra, Deeney, Deulofeu
Leicester City– Schmeichel (GK), Chilwell, Maguire, Evans, Pereira, Ndidi, Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes, Gray, Vardy
LEI vs WAT Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Watford are at home where they have a very good record this season. Leicester are under a new manager and it could a game or two before the squad buy's Rodgers' philosophy.
We expect a good game but back the Hornets to avoid the defeat.
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