In search of their first victory in Premier League since October 27, Watford are playing at home against Manchester City. The Hornets have started the season with four consecutive victories, but the bad results have started. Watford didn’t win three of their previous four home games which have not happened within one calendar year.
Manchester City are leading in the Premier League with two points ahead of the second in the standing – Liverpool. Pep Guardiola’s team and The Reds are the only two teams that don’t have a loss this season. In their away games Manchester City have won 14 points – four wins and two draws. The Citizens haven’t lost in 13 consecutive away fixtures in the Premier League with only five conceded goals.
Our expectation for this game is a new comfortable victory for the away team. Raheem Sterling is in a great form, and Sergio Agüero’s absence against Bournemouth wasn’t noticed. The squad quality of Manchester City is enormous compared to Watford. The Hornets are a strong home side, but they lost there against two of the leading teams -Liverpool and Manchester United. In three of the four previous fixtures, The Hornets didn’t score a goal, and it will be hard for them to do that versus a strong opponent such as Manchester City. I will back Manchester City to Win to Nil, with Manchester City 3-0 Correct Score.
Watford vs Manchester City Head to Head
Manchester City have won against Watford in the previous eight matches against them. In five of these games, Watford couldn’t score. The last fixture between both teams ended as a 3-1 win for Manchester City.
The Hornets couldn’t score at home versus Manchester City in the previous two games. The Citizens scored at least two goals in four games on Vicarage Road.
|02.01.2018||Manchester City vs Watford||3-1|
|16.09.2017||Watford vs Manchester City||0-6|
|21.05.2017||Watford vs Manchester City||0-5|
|14.12.2016||Manchester City vs Watford||2-0|
|02.01.2016||Watford vs Manchester City||1-2|
|29.08.2015||Manchester City vs Watford||2-0|
Watford vs Manchester City Stats
- After the first four consecutive victories at the start of the season, Watford have won only twice at the last ten games.
- In the previous six games at home Watford have scored over 2.5 goals.
- The Hornets didn’t score in two of the three defeats they had at home.
- Manchester City are unbeaten away in the last 13 games in Premier League, where they conceded only five goals (ten wins, three draws).
- Raheem Sterling is the most useful player in the league with eight goals and six assists until this moment.
- The Citizens scored over three goals in the last four games in the Premier League.
Watford vs Manchester City Odds
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Watford vs Manchester City Team News
Étienne Capoue has received a red card against Leicester and will miss the game versus Manchester City. For The Hornets will not also play Tom Cleverley, Adalberto Peñaranda and Daryl Janmaat.
For The Citizens, the game will miss Claudio Bravo, Benjamin Mendy, Kevin De Bruyne and Eliaquim Mangala. In doubt for the fixture is Sergio Agüero.