Championship Playoffs Betting: Goals in short supply as Watford and Leicester clash

12May 2013

England - The Championship


With so much at stake Andy Tongue expects a tight second leg at Vicarage Road as Watford and Leicester do battle for a place at Wembley


Watford v Leicester

Sunday May 12, KO 12:30

Live on Sky Sports Two


Two games so far in the Championship playoffs have produced just the one goal and there's no reason to believe that will change as the Foxes take the slenderest of  leads to Watford for this lunchtime kick-off.



Gianfranco Zola's men have hit a bit of a wall at just the wrong time - squandering the chance of automatic promotion at home to Leeds then slipping to defeat at the  King Power Stadium on Thursday. Matej Vydra looked a pale shadow of the striker who had scored 20 goals by the end of February in that game so Troy Deeney, back after  suspension, will go straight into the side and be the focal point of the home side's attacking plans.



Having squeezed into the play-offs the Foxes will feel they have nothing to lose and must now fancy their chances of a date at Wembley on Monday May 27. They may not  be pretty to watch but their performance on Thursday was just the kind of committed and physical effort which the playoffs call for. Away goals don't count double in  the playoffs but strikers of the calibre of David Nugent and Chris Wood are well capable of taking a chance which comes their way and ensuring Watford would have to  score at least twice to stay in the tie.


Over/Under 2.5 goals

The feeling persists though that the Hornets are at their most effective away from home and will struggle to break down a side who set out their stall to defend deep  at Vicarage Road, which is exactly what Leicester will do here. I'm expecting another tight game here and will be backing under 2.5 goals at 1.9 with a  considerable degree of confidence.


Correct Score

With neither side in vintage form this is set to be another nailbiting clash and could go all the way. A tight 1-0 win to the home side looks the most likely scoreline  so a small play is advised at 8.6.


Best Bet

Back Under 2.5 goals at 1.9


Other Bet

Back 1-0 at 8.6



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Keywords: Championship, playoff, Watford, Leicester

Source: Betfair

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