Watford vs Leicester City Prediction, 5/15/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Watford vs Leicester City
Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022
Location: Vicarage Road in Hertfordshire, England
Odds/Point Spread: Watford (+179) Leicester City (+141)
Vicarage Road is the venue where Joshua King and Watford (6-4-25, 19th in the EPL) will take on Leicester City (11-9-14, 14th in the EPL) on Sunday. The starting goaltenders are Ben Foster for Watford and Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City. Watford are at +179 while the Foxes are at +141. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
Watford took the field against Crystal Palace in their most recent match and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 1-0. Watford tried 8 dribbles in this outing and converted 6 of those tries for a rate of 75.0%. In sharing the ball, they earned a 75.7% passes received percentage by connecting on 193 of the 255 pass targets last match.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Watford wrapped this game up at a 33.3% clip by landing 2 shots on target of 6 shots. Watford averages 0.89 goals per 90 minutes (31 goals in total) and are sitting with 25 assists in all competitions this season.
Joshua King is a player who should be able to impact this match for Watford. He has 26 assists while tallying 17 yellow cards in his career. King has been given a starting assignment in 221 outings in his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.27 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Norway has earned 59 goals scored in 19,887 mins played.
Someone else who should impact this game is Emmanuel Dennis, the forward representing Nigeria. He has helped a teammate on a goal 13 times during his soccer career while he has scored 35 total goals. Dennis has earned 9,137 mins in 108 starts and has been handed a total of 29 yellow card warnings. He averages 0.34 G/90 for his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Watford will be Ben Foster. Foster (140-135-196 record in his career) has recorded 116 clean sheets, which has earned him a 24.5% clean sheet rate. The keeper hailing from England has faced 2,211 shots attempted against him in 474 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.4 (665 goals surrendered) and his save % is 70.8. Foster has seen the field for 42,483 minutes and has 1,560 saves in his career.
The last time they took the field, Leicester City took a loss by a final score of 2-1 against Everton. They finished the match by converting 577 out of their 669 passes they tried for a percentage of 86.2%. Leicester City earned a 57.1% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 4 of the 7 dribbles they attempted. Leicester City converted 8 shots tried out of their 16 shots tried which gave them a 50.0% rate in their last outing. With 49 goals and 36 assists in all their contests, Leicester City averages 1.44 goals and 1.06 assists per 90 min.
Jamie Vardy will be someone to watch for Leicester City. The forward representing England has been on the pitch for 28,861 professional minutes and has scored 179 goals. He has accounted for 39 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 59 times. He currently averages 0.56 goals per 90 minutes and has started 330 games so far in his pro soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Youri Tielemans, the midfielder born in Belgium. He has scored 49 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 44 different times. Tielemans has been given 33 yellow cards in 23,564 mins (265 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.19.
Kasper Schmeichel will look after the goal for Leicester City. Schmeichel has 188 clean sheets and has defended 2,298 shots against him in 51,224 minutes throughout his career. He has a save percentage of 72.2 and his clean sheet rate is currently 33.0%. He has allowed 1.17 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 256-146-169. During his career, Schmeichel has allowed 665 goals and has tallied 1,658 saves in 569 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Watford (+179)
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