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Leicester City vs. Watford 5/15/2022 Premier League Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Leicester City challenges Watford on 5/15/2022 at 09:00 AM.

Watford meets Leicester City in a Premier League match. Leicester City with a record of 12-9-14 this season comes into this game with a 3-5-9 record on the road. Watford is 6-5-25 this season and is 2-2-14 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Leicester City and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. Watford came away with a well-earned victory in their previous match and now set their sights on Leicester City at their home pitch.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Watford and it is an opportunity to get rolling. Watford played to a draw in their last match. It is not a loss, but getting a home win is paramount. There are expectations that come with improved performance on a familiar pitch.

The Leicester City Roster

The Players to Watch for the Leicester City

Çağlar Söyüncü DF



Çağlar Söyüncü has 27 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Leicester City teammates, Çağlar Söyüncü had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Çağlar Söyüncü has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Çağlar Söyüncü has 0 Red Cards this season.

Youri Tielemans MF



As a scorer, Youri Tielemans had 27 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Leicester City teammates, Youri Tielemans had 6 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Youri Tielemans has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Youri Tielemans has 2 Red Cards this season.

James Maddison MF,FW



As a scorer, James Maddison had 24 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Leicester City teammates, James Maddison had 9 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

James Maddison has 0 Yellow Cards this season. James Maddison has 0 Red Cards this season.

Daniel Amartey DF



Daniel Amartey has 22 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Leicester City teammates, Daniel Amartey had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Daniel Amartey has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Daniel Amartey has 0 Red Cards this season.

Harvey Barnes FW,MF



As a scorer, Harvey Barnes had 21 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Harvey Barnes has 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Harvey Barnes has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Harvey Barnes has 0 Red Cards this season.

The Watford Roster

The Players to Watch for the Watford

Moussa Sissoko MF



Moussa Sissoko has 33 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Watford teammates, Moussa Sissoko had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Moussa Sissoko has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Moussa Sissoko has 0 Red Cards this season.

Emmanuel Dennis FW,MF



As a scorer, Emmanuel Dennis had 28 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Watford teammates, Emmanuel Dennis had 10 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Emmanuel Dennis has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Emmanuel Dennis has 0 Red Cards this season.

Craig Cathcart DF



As a scorer, Craig Cathcart had 25 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Craig Cathcart has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Craig Cathcart has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Craig Cathcart has 0 Red Cards this season.

Joshua King FW



Joshua King has 24 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Joshua King has 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Joshua King has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Joshua King has 1 Red Cards this season.

Kiko Femenía DF



Kiko Femenía has 22 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Watford teammates, Kiko Femenía had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Kiko Femenía has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Kiko Femenía has 0 Red Cards this season.

Leicester City Team Stats

The Leicester City Offensive Stats and Metrics

Leicester City scored 1.43 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Leicester City scored those goals off assists 76.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 1.09 assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Leicester City was able to score on 0.34 of their shots on target. This offense creates high quality shots.

Leicester City attempted 4.23 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Leicester City attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 36.3% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. They are among the best at ensuring that their shots reach the goalkeeper and striking fear in the hearts of opposing fans.







Leicester City Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Leicester City was able to hold opponents to 1.43 goals. Leicester City plays below-average defense and puts a lot of pressure on their offense to score to make up for it. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 4.8 shots were saved by Leicester City goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Fans are holding their breath when the ball crosses over into their defensive territory.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 70.2% of shots on target were saved by Leicester City goalkeepers. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 20.0% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Leicester City. The idea of them having a clean sheet is a bit of a long shot compared to other teams in the league.







Leicester City Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Leicester City had 9.14 crosses of the ball on the pitch. This puts Leicester City in the top 99 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Leicester City had 14.46 interceptions. This puts Leicester City in the top 25 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Leicester City has committed 12.2 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Leicester City is in the top 39 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Leicester City drew 13.2 fouls. This puts Leicester City in the top 38 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Leicester City had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.6 times per 90 minutes of action. Leicester City is in the top 35 percentile in offside calls against them.







Watford Team Stats

The Watford Offensive Stats and Metrics

Watford scored 0.83 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This offense is incredibly impotent thus far. Watford scored those goals off assists 83.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.69 assists. This is not a team sets up goals off assists as often as others.

Watford converted on 0.25 of attempted shots on goal. The shots generated from this offense would be deemed below average.

Watford attempted 3.28 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. Struggles to get shots on goal are common for this offense. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Watford is able to get 31.3% of their shots to be on goal(target). The shots are not reaching the goalkeeper enough, they must improve.

Watford Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Watford was able to hold opponents to 1.81 goals. The defensive effort has been pitiful, maybe it will improve, but this is not working. Nobody should be proud of this. Watford goalkeepers fended off 4.58 shots per 90 minutes. Fans are holding their breath when the ball crosses over into their defensive territory.

Watford goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 61.2% of the time. Shots on goal tend to become goals against this porous defense and goalkeeping unit. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 11.1% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Watford. This defense and goalkeeping crew is really struggling, expecting a clean sheet is unreasonable.

Watford Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Watford had 10.03 crosses of the ball on the pitch. Watford is in the top 94 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Watford had 17.67 interceptions. Watford is in the top 1 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Watford commits 14.39 fouls. Watford is in the top 70 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Watford drew 10.58 fouls. This puts Watford in the top 76 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Watford had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.33 times per 90 minutes of action. Watford is in the top 11 percentile in offside calls against them.

Leicester City vs. Watford Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Leicester City 2 Watford 1

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