Watford vs Manchester City – Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips
Can Manchester City go for its seven straight win in the Premier League when Pep Guardiola’s team travel to Watford on Tuesday? Usually, the home team is more than capable of producing a surprise, but their current form is awful. And the Citizens will probably take advantage of this aspect! As a side note, last season, Manchester City won 6-0 on Vicarage Road…
Watford has scored just one goal in the last four Premier League matches, losing three of them and drawing in one. That led Gracia’s men down in the bottom half of the PL rankings, 11th, with 20 points from 14 games, 17-19 aggregate.
The last defeat came at Leicester, 0-2. Vardy opened the score for the hosts in the 12th minute after safely transforming a penalty following a foul by Ben Foster. Maddison, who returned after a one-game suspension, made it 2-0 in the 23rd minute and from there one, the Foxes took the defense more seriously and preserved their advantage. Capoue got a direct red card in the 90th minute, proving that the visitors weren’t handling pretty well another defeat.
That leads to a spot opened in the midfield and will be interesting to see who Gracia chooses, as Doucoure – Capoue was a preferred couple of center midfielder for the Spaniard.
Prodl has returned to training but remains to be seen if he catches at least a place on the bench. Cleverley and Janmaat are out injured. Being a home game, we expect Deeney to start in the attack instead of Success.
- Goalkeeper: Ben Foster
- Backfield: Kiko, Craig Cathcart, Adrian Mariappa, Jose Holebas
- Midfield: Abdoulaye Doucoure, Nathanial Chalobah, Will Hughes, Roberto Pereyra
- Forwards: Gerard Deulofeu, Troy Deeney
The Citizens have six consecutive victories in the Premier League and lead the way with 38 points, 43-6 aggregate. Pep Guardiola has the team with the best attack in the league, but the goal conceded against Bournemouth on the weekend made it for Liverpool to remain the only team with just five goals received.
It was, in the end, a 3-1 victory for Manchester City against the Cherries, a not that complicated duel, but still, the hosts had to put on some work. Bernardo Silva scored the first goal of the meeting, yet Manchester City didn’t lead at halftime because Wilson got the equalizer in the 44th minute. More determined after the break, the Citizens took once again the lead in the 57th minute when Sterling found the back of the net. The final score was set by Gundogan in the 79th minute.
Aguero, with some muscular issues, was left in the stands, and Gabriel Jesus started in his place. Also, David Silva wasn’t included in the starting line-up and entered in the pitch in the 77th minute.
Manchester City has won all of its eight home matches in the Premier League this season.
Line-up Manchester City
- Goalkeeper: Ederson
- Backfield: Kyle Walker, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte, Fabian Delph
- Midfield: Fernandinho, David Silva, Bernardo Silva
- Forwards: Leroy Sane, Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling
Chuck No Risk Prediction: Watford – Manchester City
The game takes place on Vicarage Road, Watford, Tuesday, kick-off at 20:00. Watford – Manchester City counts for game week 15 of the Premier League.
At Bethard, the visitors are the favorites, having 3/10 odds for a win, while Watford receives 37/4 odds for the same outcome. A draw can be chosen at 49/10 odds.
After a Champions League game at Lyon and knowing that there will be a mid-week round, it was normal for Pep Guardiola to rotate his team. But now we’ll probably see Aguero and David Silva in the first 11, leaving us with the impression that the visitors can’t miss the three points. Manchester City to win the game, 3/10 odds, is our first option. Our second pick is based on goals, over 2,5 and has ½ odds. We’ll probably see Watford leaving space in the defense straight from the start, so we could go for 1,5 goals in the first half. The odds are 23/20.
As a conclusion, we have three predictions for the Watford – Manchester City match – Manchester City to win, over 2,5 goals, and over 1,5 goals in the first half.