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Pick & Share Your Watford Team To Out-Fox Leicester

 • by Tom Bodell
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Watford will be looking to end a run of four straight away defeats in the Premier League when they travel to resurgent Leicester City on Saturday.

Marco Silva‘s side climbed to fourth place when they beat Arsenal 2-1 at Vicarage Road on October 14 but the Hornets have claimed just ten points from a possible 39 since then.

And although Watford are still in the relative comfort of tenth position in the Premier League, they are only six points clear of the bottom three. Nineteen points now separate Silva’s side and top four, however.

Saturday’s clash at the King Power Stadium is the second in quick succession between Watford and Leicester who met on Boxing Day with the Hornets running out 2-1 winners. That was the Golden Boys’ last Premier League win.

Head coach Silva is still without Kiko Femenía (hamstring), Will Hughes (hamstring), Miguel Britos (foot), Younès Kaboul (metatarsal), Nathaniel Chalobah (knee) and Tommie Hoban (ACL).

Isaac Success and Craig Cathcart are gradually working their way back to fitness following long-term lay-offs while Tom Cleverley (hamstring) is expected to undergo a late fitness test ahead of Saturday’s clash.

Our unique algorithm has predicted the Watford side it believes will start the game.

Football Whispers uses data to predict teams’ starting XIs, taking into account injuries, suspensions, the statistical likelihood of a player being selected, the competition the match is in, players’ previous performances and the opponent’s style.

And you can also give it a go yourself. Just click ‘create your own’ on the line-up at the top of the page and pick your ideal XI for the game.You can also see each player’s stats once you’ve selected them.

When you’re happy with your team, press confirm and you’ll be able to share it with your friends via social media.

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