Premier League

By - Published at 2020-07-09

Watford FC vs Leicester City: principled confrontation

Jun 20, 2020 at 12.30pm UK at Vicarage Road

Watford FC vs Leicester City: match preview

The second game day of the 30th round of the Premier League will open a fundamental confrontation. No, “Watford” and “Leicester” don’t bind some long-standing personal scores, the whole thing is in the person of the head coach of the “hornet”. Nigel Pearson – a specialist who first brought the “foxes” to the Premier League and then miraculously kept a residence permit for the team in the top division. In the 2014-2015 season, Leicester almost didn’t leave the relegation zone until the very finish, but at the finish he issued a series of victories, which went down in history under the name “The Great Escape”. It was Pearson who “presented” English football to Jamie Vardy. In fact, he gathered the league team. The coach flew out of the club a few weeks before the start of the fabulous season. The scandal was to blame.

Watford FC team news:

Last December, Pearson, along with another former Leicester coach Craig Shakespeare, ventured to make another miraculous escape. 56-year-old specialist led the “Watford”, which at that time hopelessly settled at the bottom of the standings. Few believed that Pearson would manage to get the club out of a steep peak, but progress is obvious. “Watford” gave an impressive series of six matches in which he got 14 points, and then inflicted the first defeat, “Liverpool” (3:0). However, Pearson and his wards are still far from their main goal for the season. At the moment, “Watford” is only due to the best goal difference ahead of Bournemouth, which is located in the relegation zone, that is, decisive matches and the whole struggle is yet to come.

Probable lineup: Foster; Femenia, Kabasele, Cathcart, Masina; Hughes, Capoue; Sarr, Doucoure, Pereyra; Deeney

Leicester City team news:

Meanwhile, “Leicester” under the leadership of Brendan Rodgers, albeit not quite confidently, but still moving towards his second entry into the Champions League. “Foxes” slowed down in the second half of the championship, and in January and February they generally issued a series of five matches without victories in all tournaments. But Brendan Rogers wards are still third and have a solid margin from the group of teams, which are located in 5-9 places. But there is bad news – Ricardo Pereira, one of the most successful defenders of the Premier League, knocked out before the end of the season.

Probable lineup: Schmeichel; Justin, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Perez, Tielemans, Ndidi, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy

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