Watford vs Manchester City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kick Off: 15:00 Hrs

Venue: Vicarage Road Stadium

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Watford vs Manchester City Match Prediction

By Dean Carr

Watford face Manchester City at Vicarage Road on 09/09/17 as both teams look to build on victories in their most recent outings. Watford defeated Southampton 2-0 away from home last weekend, whilst Manchester City ran out 4-0 winners at Feyenoord in the Champions League in midweek. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Manchester City have shown real signs in the past week or so of clicking, which doesn’t bode particularly well for Watford. I’m expecting a Man City win, although perhaps to not be quite as free-scoring in their last two games.

Man City HT-FT result - 20/21
Sergio Aguero to score anytime - 4/6

Watford have not conceded a goal in 70% of their last 10 games played

Watford saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Manchester City

Manchester City have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 10 games

Manchester City scored over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Watford

AVG Goals

4

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

4

Draw

4

Lost

2
W A

18-07-2017

Club Friendlies

Viktoria Plzen Team Logo Viktoria Plzen

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

22-07-2017

Club Friendlies

Eibar Team Logo Eibar

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

29-07-2017

Club Friendlies

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

05-08-2017

Club Friendlies

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

12-08-2017

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 3 - 3

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

19-08-2017

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

22-08-2017

EFL Cup

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

26-08-2017

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

09-09-2017

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

16-09-2017

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 0 - 6

(HT 0 - 3)

Manchester City Form Guide

Manchester City Team Logo

Manchester City

Won

8

Draw

1

Lost

1
W H

27-07-2017

Champions Cup - North America

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 4 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

29-07-2017

Champions Cup - North America

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

04-08-2017

Club Friendlies

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

12-08-2017

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

15-08-2017

Club Friendlies

Girona Team Logo Girona

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

21-08-2017

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

26-08-2017

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

09-09-2017

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

13-09-2017

Champions League Grp. F

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

W A

16-09-2017

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 0 - 6

(HT 0 - 3)

Watford Preview

Watford produced what would be seen in the eyes of many as the ideal away performance away at Southampton last weekend, completely controlling the game and stifling any attempts of the hosts to build any kind of momentum. Abdoulaye Doucouré and Nathaniel Chalobah were excellent in midfield and it was the former who scored the game’s opening goal as he beat Fraser Forster from 25 yards with a low drive. Daryl Janmaat also struck from distance midway through the second half to make it 2-0 to the Hornets, who in winning by that scoreline also made it three successive clean sheets. Only Liverpool have been able to net past Marco Silva’s side so far this year, and the Portuguese manager is enhancing his reputation by the week it seems as his Watford team continue to impress. However, they are still awaiting their first home win of the new season, having drawn 3-3 with Liverpool on the opening day and were held to a 0-0 draw by Brighton after going down to 10 men. In fact, Watford are without a home win since April of this year after also failing to win their final two games of the campaign at Vicarage Road.

Watford Team News

Roberto Pereyra (hip) could feature for Watford, but Younes Kaboul (hamstring), Sebastian Prodl (thigh) and Kiko Femenia (knock) are all doubts. Miguel Britos is still suspended while Craig Cathcart is out with a knee injury.

Manchester City Preview

Manchester City sent a clear message to the rest of Europe’s elite in their 4-0 destruction of Feyenoord last time out, showing that they are ready to tackle the Champions League aggressively this season. John Stones and Sergio Aguero both struck inside the opening ten minutes to give City a dream start, while Gabriel Jesus’ effort ensured they went in 3-0 up at the break. Stones rose highest to head in his second of the game midway through the second half to add gloss to the scoreline, leaving Pep Guardiola extremely happy with his team’s performance. Having beaten Liverpool 5-0 at the weekend also, City are beginning to look as if they are beginning to click this term, with the team looking clinical in attack and cohesive in defence in recent games. Billed as pre-season favourites for the title, the levels reached in their two previous performances suggests they could be in for a successful season, should they remain consistent. Both Aguero and Jesus are beginning to look like a real partnership up front and will be looking to add to their growing tallies this weekend.

Manchester City Team News

Vincent Kompany (calf) is a doubt for City and their only injury concern heading into this fixture.

Watford Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

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

Manchester City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.8

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
4 Younes Kaboul Injured
15 Craig Cathcart Injured
5 Sebastian Proedl Injured
20 Mauro Zarate Injured
Manchester City
4 Vincent Kompany Injured

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Probable Lineup

No. Pos Player m kg
1 GK Heurelho Gomes 191 91
2 LB Daryl Janmaat 185 80
27 CD Christian Kabasele 188 84
6 CD Adrian Mariappa 180 78
25 RB Jose Holebas 184 77
14 CDM Nathaniel Chalobah 185 75
16 CDM Abdoulaye Doucoure 184 75
28 CM Andre Carrillo 181 69
8 CM Tom Cleverley 175 67
11 CM Richarlison 180 72
18 CF Andre Gray 178 83
No. Pos Player m kg
31 GK Ederson Moraes 188 86
2 LB Kyle Walker 178 70
5 CD John Stones 188 70
22 RB Benjamin Mendy 181 72
30 CD Nicolas Otamendi 183 81
7 CM Raheem Sterling 170 69
17 CM Kevin de Bruyne 181 68
25 CDM Fernandinho 179 67
21 CM David Silva 173 67
33 CF Gabriel Jesus 175 73
10 CF Sergio Aguero 173 70