Match Preview: Watford vs Leicester City

Whilst the footballing gods have not looked kindly on Leicester fans celebrating too early this season the Foxes go into the second leg with several advantages.

Of course the most vital one is the one goal lead the Foxes deservedly earned in the first leg. No side since Ipswich in 2004 has failed to reach the final after gaining a first leg lead on home soil.

The Foxes know avoiding defeat will be enough to reach Wembley. It’s comforting to know 12 other sides got at least a point at Vicarage Road this season.

Better still, Leicester have lost a league game by more than one goal just once this season. The 2-0 defeat at Barnsley was also the only league game this term in which club captain Wes Morgan did not start.

That said, Watford are boosted by the return of Troy Deeney and are by no means out of this yet. There hasn’t been much time for Gianfranco Zola to lift his side after two straight defeats. But Watford haven’t failed to score in consecutive league matches all season. Leicester are almost certainly going to need a goal.

City though are in the driving seat. That defeat at Barnsley was their last on the road. Provided the Foxes don’t perform as badly as they did that day, they have every chance of making the final. What an incredible turnaround that would be.

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