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After 100-plus days of inactivity, the English League is back. It looked for a while as though the season might end up being cancelled, but the moves made to get Project Restart in place have to be applauded. We are now reaping the benefits of those efforts with games now set to be played every single day, with none of those games played at the same time. It’s a dream scenario for soccer fans and bettors alike, especially on Saturday, where we have 4 games on the schedule. The action starts early, so be sure to get your bets on early if you are not up to getting out of bed in the wee hours of Saturday morning. The first game of the day is set to go at 7:30 AM EST and features a pair of teams in very different positions at the moment. While Leicester look to continue their charge towards a Champions League spot, Watford will be in the relegation fight of their lives in the remaining weeks of the regular season. Leicester are in as a slight favorite on the road, favored by ½, with the goal total for this one set at 2 ½.
When: Saturday, June 20 at 7:30 AM EST
Where: Vicarage Road, London
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Why bet on Watford
Watford may actually have hoped for a cancellation of the remainder of the season given their current position just above the drop zone at the bottom of the league. Watford restart the season sitting at 6-9-14, which gives them 27 points, the same as Bournemouth, who sit directly below them. It is only a slightly superior goal difference that is keeping Watford out of the bottom 3 right now. Watford went into the shutdown on a run that had seen them pick up just 4 points out of a possible 15. At home this season, Watford are 4-5-5, scoring 16 goals and surrendering 17 in those games. On a positive note, they have won each of their last 3 home games versus Leicester, all by a score of 2-1.
Why bet on Leicester
It may not quite be on a par with the title winning season a couple of years back, but Leicester have looked fantastic with Brendan Rodgers now in charge. Right now, the goal is to finish in the top 4, as that would guarantee the Foxes a place in the Champions League next season, which would be a fantastic financial windfall for a team of that size. They look to be comfortable right now, as they are 16-5-8 on the season, good for 53 points, which leaves them 5 points ahead of Chelsea in 4th. Leicester have been solid enough away from home, where they are 7-2-5, scoring 28 and surrendering 13. Their lone meeting with Watford this season came at home, a rather comfortable 2-0 win. They have, though, had a tough time against Watford on the road in recent seasons.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
You can look at the struggles of Leicester playing at Vicarage Road over the past few years, but this is a very different team under Rodgers. I like Leicester to come away with the road win in this one.
Leicester 3 Watford 1