WATFORD welcome back the return of defender Sebastian Prodl ahead of Saturday’s clash with Leicester City.
The centre-back missed the last fixture with a groin injury, and was not selected for this week’s international fixtures with Austria in order to recuperate.
Prodl has emerged as one of the Hornet’s most dependable players this season, and missed the clash with Liverpool where his side were thumped 6-1.
Walter Mazzarri will also be boosted by the news that back-up defender Christian Kabasele is fit and ready to play.
The centre-back was signed from Genk in the summer and didn’t pick up a knock-on injury while with Belgium this week.
However, the London side may be without their No 1 goalkeeper after Heurelho Gomes picked as he picked up a heavy knock away at Anfield.
Claudio Ranieri is expected to welcome back summer recruit Nampalys Mendy to the squad, the central-midfielder has missed the last five weeks with an ankle injury.
Leicester’s linchpin in the middle of the park, Danny Drinkwater, may be back in time to make the starting line-up, as he hopes to recover in time from bruised ribs.
The weekend's game will come too soon for Kasper Schmeichel who is still set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a fractured hand.
Ranieri will be desperate to learn the extent of Demarai Gray's injury, the talented winger was sent home from England Under 21s' preparations for Euro 2017.
Watford sit eigth in the Premier League, whereas champions Leicester City languish in the bottom half of the table in 14th spot.
Watford have never won in the Premier League against Leicester City, losing three by a single-goal margin and drawing the other meeting.
However, Leicester have only won two of their last eight games at Vicarage Road, drawing once and losing five (inc Championship playoffs).
The Hornets have kept just one clean sheet in their last 16 home games against Leicester in all competitions.
Leicester are 10 points worse off now (12) than they were at this stage last season (22), the biggest points differential between this season and last by any Premier League team.
Troy Deeney has been involved in five goals in his last six games against the Foxes in all competitions (three goals and two assists).
Deeney has scored 99 goals in all competitions for Watford, but has been stuck on this tally since October 1st having failed to score in his last four appearances for the Hornets.
This will be Claudio Ranieri’s 50th Premier League game in charge of Leicester City, he’s won 26 of the previous 49 (D15 L8).
Watford have never beaten a reigning Premier League champion, though did draw with Chelsea twice last season (L4).
Robert Huth could make his 300th Premier League appearance in this match, becoming the first German player to reach this milestone in the competition.
The Hornets have had eight different goalscorers this season, as many as they had in the entire 2015/16 season.
All four of Islam Slimani’s goals for Leicester in all competitions so far have been headed goals
Watford have conceded the most headed goals this season in the Premier League (8).