The Championship play-offs get underway on Thursday when Leicester City host Watford at the King Power Stadium.
Watford missed out on automatic promotion in a thrilling final day of the Championship season and need to pick themselves up ahead of their push for a place in the Premier League season, starting with a trip to Leicester who secured their play-off spot with a last minute winner at Nottingham Forest.
That Leicester victory was only their second in 13 matches and at home they have only picked up one win in six, a run that has included three defeats, including a recent 2-1 loss to Thursday’s opponents Watford.
Watford finished the season with a 2-1 loss to Leeds after going down to 10 men, they won their final two matches before that defeat and had a the best away record in the Championship this season, winning four of their last eight on the road to amass a total of 29 points away from home this season.
Watford have won their last three meetings between these two sides including two 2-1 victories already this season. Watford to win this play-off first leg 2-1 is a best price 9/1 with Bet Victor who are top price on all correct scores for the match.
One left field bet for the match could be a red card to be received by either side. Watford received six red cards in the regular season, more than any other club and there have been two red cards in the last three meetings between these two.
Five of the last seven teams to finish in third place in the Championship have gone on to win promotion via the play-offs, back Watford to qualify from this tie at 11/10 with Coral.
Watford to win (draw no bet) – 9/5 with Bet Victor
Watford to win 2-1 – 9/1 with Bet Victor
Watford to qualify for the play-off final – 11/10 with Coral
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