Watford vs Manchester City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Watford vs Manchester City Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Watford lost a third time in four matches after a 2-0 defeat against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. Ben Foster conceded an early penalty that was converted by Jamie Vardy in the 12th minute. James Maddison made up for his red card against Brighton by scoring a brilliant solo goal in the 23rd minute. Etienne Capoue’s late red card confirmed the win for the hosts. Manchester City retained the 100% record at home after a 3-1 success over Bournemouth. Bernardo Silva’s opening goal in the 16th minute was cancelled out by Callum Wilson just before the break. This was Bournemouth’s only joy in the match with the team conceding in the second half through Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Manchester City have come up with some pretty big wins over Watford in the recent few meetings. The last three encounters have seen City scored a remarkable 14 goals against Watford, who have certainly not been a disaster back to expect big result. City will also make multiple rotations to the squad and this may end up taking away some rhythm from the team. I would back City to win the game but witness under 3.5 goals in total.

Sergio Aguero missed the game against Bournemouth with a muscle injury but he is expected to be back for this match. The Argentine has eight league goals for the campaign and he has also scored a whopping 10 goals in the six matches against Watford, who happen to be one of his favourite opponents. I would back Aguero to score anytime in this match.

Manchester City win and under 3.5 goals in total – 13/10

Sergio Aguero to score anytime – 8/15

Watford have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

Watford saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played against Manchester City

Manchester City scored over 2.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Manchester City scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played against Watford

AVG Goals

3.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Watford Form Guide

Watford Team Logo

Watford

Won

6

Draw

3

Lost

1
D A

02-01-2019

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 3 - 3

(HT 3 - 3)

W A

06-01-2019

FA Cup

Woking Team Logo Woking

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

12-01-2019

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

19-01-2019

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

26-01-2019

FA Cup

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

30-01-2019

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

02-02-2019

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

09-02-2019

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

15-02-2019

FA Cup

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

22-02-2019

Premier League

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 1 - 5

(HT 0 - 1)

Manchester City Form Guide

Manchester City Team Logo

Manchester City

Won

9

Draw

0

Lost

1
W H

14-01-2019

Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

20-01-2019

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

23-01-2019

EFL Cup

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

26-01-2019

FA Cup

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 5 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

29-01-2019

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

03-02-2019

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

06-02-2019

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

10-02-2019

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 6 - 0

(HT 4 - 0)

W A

16-02-2019

FA Cup

Newport County Team Logo Newport County

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

20-02-2019

Champions League Final Stage

Schalke 04 Team Logo Schalke 04

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 1)

Watford Preview

Watford are starting to experience a significant downturn in form just at a time when a string of matches are set to land on the doorstep. Watford have fallen to 10th place in the table and it is a far cry from the lofty positions that they enjoyed in the first few weeks of the season. Javi Gracia’s men have certainly been let down by a run of three away games in the last four – the Hornets have not performed well in away games. Crucially, the lack of a goalscoring forward is starting to hurt Watford – especially when Roberto Pereyra fails to find the back of the net.

Watford Team News

Tom Cleverley (Achilles tendon), Younes Kaboul (foot), Adalberto Penaranda (foot), Pontus Dahlberg (head) are unavailable for the Hornets.

Manchester City Preview

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City have had the luxury of being able to rotate players as the season heads into a crucial phase. Even then, it has not prevented a string of goals and victories landing on the path. City are on course to breaking numerous records this season and the club are already approaching a significant landmark of +40 goal difference even with the season yet to hit the Christmas fixture list. City have been dominating the league in almost every statistic, but Guardiola’s biggest gripe will be the inability to pull away from Liverpool.

Manchester City Team News

Sergio Aguero (muscle), Claudio Bravo (Achilles tendon), Kevin De Bruyne (knee), and Benjamin Mendy (meniscus) are unavailable for Manchester City.

Watford Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Manchester City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

3.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Watford vs Manchester City Sidelined Players

Watford
29 Etienne Capoue Suspended
Manchester City
1 Claudio Bravo Injured
17 Kevin De Bruyne Injured
15 Eliaquim Mangala Injured
22 Benjamin Mendy Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
26 GK Ben Foster 193 79
21 LB Kiko 171 68
15 CD Craig Cathcart 188 73
27 CD Christian Kabasele 188 84
25 RB Jose Holebas 184 77
16 CM Abdoulaye Doucoure 184 75
14 CM Nathaniel Chalobah 185 75
37 RM Roberto Pereyra 182 74
19 LM Will Hughes 185 73
10 CF Isaac Success 186 86
9 CF Troy Deeney 185 90
No. Pos Player M kg
31 GK Ederson Moraes 188 89
2 LB Kyle Walker 178 83
5 CD John Stones 188 70
4 CD Vincent Kompany 190 85
18 RB Fabian Delph 174 65
20 CM Bernardo Silva 173 64
25 CM Fernandinho 179 66
21 CM David Silva 173 67
26 LF Riyad Mahrez 179 61
33 CF Gabriel Jesus 175 73
19 RF Leroy Sane 183 75