Watford vs Leeds United Prediction 29.03.2024

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Watford

2 : 2

Leeds United

Leeds United

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2

1.57

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  • Competition: England - Championship
  • Date: Friday, 29th, March 2024
  • Kickoff: 20:00 UK/21.00 CEST
  • Venue: Vicarage Road (Watford)

Leeds United will make the trip to Watford's Vicarage Road with aspirations of strengthening their grip on an automatic promotion berth in Friday's Championship clash.

Watford vs Leeds United Betting Tips : Leeds to Win

The long-suffering patience of Watford's leadership reached its boiling point, and frustrations bubbled over with the dismissal of French coach Valerian Ismael, paving the way for Tom Cleverley to step in temporarily, who wasted no time in making an impact, guiding his side to a gritty 1-0 victory over Birmingham on his debut.

A precise strike from Nigerian winger Emmanuel Dennis just minutes before the end of the first half proved enough for Watford to depart St. Andrew's Stadium with smiles on their faces and maximum points, as Cleverley made a successful start to his interim tenure, putting an end to their dismal four-game winless drought (D1, L3).

However, the appointment of the 34-year-old English strategist may have come too late to alter the fate at Vicarage Road, considering that the Hornets, who have mustered only two celebratory results in their last 10 Championship contests, have slim chance of getting their playoff hopes back on track, trailing a daunting 13 points behind Norwich in sixth.

With just eight rigorous contests remaining on the schedule until the conclusion of the 2023-24 regular campaign, the reality for Watford is that retaining their status in the 2nd division will be their primary objective, as it's hard to imagine them claiming full points in most of their upcoming tests, particularly against Leeds, against whom they have lost all three of their last H2H's without scoring.

By blending their stellar results with Leicester's steep decline in form, the West Yorkshire side has successfully wiped out a mammoth 17-point deficit at the summit of the table since the start of the new calendar year, jumping ahead of the Foxes on goal difference just before the international fortnight break, thanks to a routine a 2-0 drubbing of Millwall.

Since the first day of the New Year up until today, Leeds United has been involved in 13 Championship skirmishes during which they have only once let a victory slip throught their grasp - splitting the spoils in a 1-1 draw versus Huddersfield Town - while they've come out on top in the remaining twelve (12) contests, including each of the last three with a shutout.

It's clear as day that the extraordinary defensive solidity exhibited by the Whites has been absolutely instrumental in forging their magnicifent streak of results in 2024, holding opponents "scoreless" in 10 out of 13 league fixtures, creating a pristine goal difference of 28-3. With no second-tier wins at their own turf since late November (D3, L6), the Hornets will find it tough to unsettle Leeds, the red-hot side poised to continue their push towards automatic promotion by adding another fresh three points from Friday's visit.

Watford vs Leeds United Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Leeds United

    3 : 0

    Watford

    Championship

  2. Watford

    0 : 3

    Leeds United

    Premier League

  3. Leeds United

    1 : 0

    Watford

    Premier League

  4. Watford

    1 : 0

    Leeds United

    FA Cup

  5. Leeds United

    2 : 3

    Watford

    Championship

Watford

Watford team news

With the Friday clash looming, newly appointed coach Tom Cleverley faces a puzzle in the full-back positions, as both Jamal Lewis and Ryan Andrews picked up knocks that kept them sidelined from national team duties this month.

Undergoing evaluation is right-back Jeremy Ngakia, who has been absent from the squad for the last three matches due to knee issues, while centre-back Wesley Hoedt will remain sidelined as he serves the final game of his suspension.

Last matches of Watford

  1. Birmingham City

    0 : 1

    Watford

    Championship

  2. Watford

    1 : 2

    Coventry City

    Championship

  3. Watford

    1 : 1

    Swansea City

    Championship

  4. Millwall

    1 : 0

    Watford

    Championship

  5. Watford

    1 : 2

    Huddersfield Town

    Championship

Watford lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Daniel Bachmann

Defenders

  • 6

    Jamal Lewis

  • 5

    Ryan Porteous

  • 15

    Mattie Pollock

  • 45

    Ryan Andrews

Midfielders

  • 8

    Jake Livermore

  • 39

    Edo Kayembe

  • 16

    Giorgi Chakvetadze

  • 18

    Yaser Asprilla

  • 25

    Emmanuel Dennis

Forwards

  • 19

    Vakoun Bayo

Leeds United

Leeds United team news

Meanwhile, Leeds' quartet of Welshmen return to club duties after enduring a deep emotional setback during the international break, failing to guide their country to this summer's EURO in Germany, as they fell to Poland in a dramatic playoff final via penalties.

Right-back Junior Firpo, who featured in a late friendly match with his Dominican Republic against Peru, is set to make a certain return for Friday's CHA clash, but finds himself in serious doubt due to a sudden twist of obligations, while the long-absent duo Pascal Struijk and Stuart Dallas remain guaranteed sidelined.

Last matches of Leeds United

  1. Leeds United

    2 : 0

    Millwall

    Championship

  2. Sheffield Wednesday

    0 : 2

    Leeds United

    Championship

  3. Leeds United

    1 : 0

    Stoke City

    Championship

  4. Huddersfield Town

    1 : 1

    Leeds United

    Championship

  5. Chelsea

    3 : 2

    Leeds United

    FA Cup

Leeds United lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Illan Meslier

Defenders

  • 3

    Junior Firpo

  • 4

    Ethan Ampadu

  • 14

    Joe Rodon

  • 22

    Archie Gray

Midfielders

  • 44

    Ilia Gruev

  • 8

    Glen Kamara

  • 10

    Crysencio Summerville

  • 24

    Georginio Rutter

  • 29

    Wilfried Gnonto

Forwards

  • 9

    Patrick Bamford

4 Reasons why we expect Leeds to Win

  1. Watford has gone without a league home win in nine consecutive matches (D3, L6).
  2. Watford suffered four defeats in their last five home matches.
  3. Leeds United has achieved 12 wins out of 13 outings in 2024.
  4. Leeds United is on a run of three consecutive wins with clean sheets against Watford.

Main prediction Watford - Leeds United

Leeds United to win

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Watford vs Leeds United - FAQ

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Where to watch?

The match between these teams will be broadcast on Arena Sport (BiH), Arena Sport (Ser), Arena Sport (Svn), beIN Sports (Aus), COSMOTE Sport, Diema Sport 2, ESPN (Bra), Setanta Sports (Ukr), Sky Sports Football (UK/Irl), Sky Sports Main Event (UK/Irl), Sky Sports (UK), TV3 MAX, Viaplay (Den), Viaplay (Fin), Viaplay (Ned), Viaplay (Nor), Viaplay (Pol), Viaplay (Swe), V Sport 2 (Fin), V Sport (Nor), V Sport Premium (Swe)

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Who is Watford's player to watch?

Mileta Rajovic leads Watford's attack this season with nine goals to his name, but has recently received very little playing time for unknown reasons.

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Who is Leeds' player to watch?

Crysencio Summerville is undoubtedly the most dangerous figure in Leeds' attack this campaign, having scored 15 goals and provided eight assists.