Leicester clash key for Watford claims Abdi

Watford midfielder Almen Abdi has emphasised the importance of the Hornet’s clash with Leicester tonight, Sky Sports reveals.

The Vicarage Road side currently lie third, four points adrift of Hull City, who are still yet to have secured the second automatic promotion place for themselves. And Abdi is fully aware that nothing less than a win will suffice to keep Watford’s chances of a top two finish alive.

“It’s our last chance. There are two games left, (and tonight) we are up against strong opposition. It’s a difficult place to play.

“We’re confident after the 4-0 win against Blackburn, though, and we’ll give everything over the 90 minutes, and hopefully we can take three points to put pressure on Hull.”

Should Watford prevail tonight and Steve Bruce’s side do not pick up three points at Barnsley tomorrow, the race would go down to the final week in which Leeds are the visitors to Vicarage Road, whilst the Tigers face the task of a visit from champions Cardiff

However, Gianfranco Zola’s side will be aware that tonight’s opponents will have plenty to play for themselves, with the Foxes just one point adrift of the play-off places. Leicester’s draw with Crystal Palace last week followed a 3-2 victory above fellow play-off chasers Bolton to give Nigel Pearson’s side hope that the top six is not beyond them.

Tonight’s match kicks off at 7:45pm at the King Power Stadium.

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