10. Watford beat Leicester 2-1 in both their Championship ties this season and finished nine points better off in the league than their play-off foes. Another Watford victory on Thursday is available at 3.50. 9. First-half goals from Troy Deeney and Nathanial Chalobah were enough to see the Stags past Leicester in this fixture three weeks ago and a repeat 2-1 scoreline is available at 12.50. 8. Leicester have won just one home game in six, a 3-2 victory over Bolton last month. They haven’t beaten Watford in their last three attempts but are 2.05 to win this play-off first leg. 7. Harry Kane scored Leicester’s consolation goal when these teams met in April, the loanee forward’s second ever goal for the club. Leicester are 1.18 to score at any time. 6. Watford have lost three of their last five away fixtures, winning the other two. They are 1.28 to lose/draw on the Double Chance. 5. This is the third time in eight seasons Watford are in the Championship play-offs. They earned promotion in 2006 (see below) but lost in the 2008 semis to Hull City. Gianfranco Zola’s side are 2.00 to make the final.
4. Leicester, meanwhile, have twice lost in the Championship play-off semi-finals since 2010 and are 1.80 favourites to progress to Wembley. 3. Watford’s Matej Vydra and Chris Wood of Leicester finished the season the Championship's joint-fourth highest goalscorers, with 20 goals each. A price of 1.70 is available for both teams to score. 2. Leicester have kept just two clean sheets at home to Watford in their past eight matches stretching back to August 2002. The Stags are 1.38 to score on Thursday. 1. The Foxes have conceded first in each of their last four matches and are 2.15 to go a goal behind in this semi-final opening leg.