Manchester City vs Watford prediction comes before the 6th Premier League round matchup. This game will be played on Saturday, September 21st, at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England. In this match preview, we bring you the best betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of these two teams.
Manchester City vs Watford Betting Tips
Reputable pundits expect this season to be a two-horse race between Manchester City and Liverpool. Although it looked like that at the start of the season, Man City are trailing behind Liverpool by 5 points. If they want to keep up with the Reds, the Sky Blues need to up their performances. And that means that they need to beat Watford on Saturday.
Last weekend, Man City lost to Norwich 3:2, which was a huge shock for the entire footballing universe. That game showed that Man City can be beaten and that gave a lot of confidence to all the teams in the Premier League. Still, according to the bookies, this team is still the biggest favorite for winning the title at the end of the season. Right now, the outright odds on Manchester City to win the Premier League 2019-20 season are 1.66.
But, that can change if they don’t do well in the game with Watford. And it seems they will do well in this game. Pep Guardiola is famously obsessed with winning and failing to win two times in a row in the Premier League would just be too much. Plus, this team has incredible players in the squad, particularly in the final third.
That’s why it’s not surprising that they’re the top-scoring team this season, with 16 goals after five rounds. This team allowed six goals, which is not too impressive. Actually, that’s more than a goal conceded per game. And the reason for that might be in the center-back position. The thing is that since Kompany left the club, Man City only have three center-backs and two of them have to play in each game.
And the problem is that Laporte is out due to an injury, the same as Stones. This means that one of the full-backs will have to go to the center, paired with Otamendi. Luckily for them, Man City are playing against one of the worst teams in the league when it comes to scoring. So far, Watford have scored only four goals. Still, they did score two goals in the previous round, when they drew with Arsenal.
Our Manchester City vs Watford prediction: over 2.5 goals
Manchester City vs Watford correct score prediction: 4:1
Manchester City Form and Latest News
Although Man City are famous for having a really long bench, they do have problems with injuries. Several of their key defenders are out, which can cause serious issues in the game with Watford. Nicolas Otamendi is the only proper center-back who is fit for the game, meaning that he’ll probably be partnered-up with Kyle Walker, whose natural position is the right-back.
Watford Form and Latest News
It would be fantastic if Troy Deeney weren’t injured. The strong and tall pushing forward could be able to cause serious problems to decimated Man City defense. But, he’s definitely out. Still, this team does have some pretty physical forwards, who seem to have what it takes to find the net on Saturday.
Manchester City vs Watford Predicted Lineups
Manchester City predicted lineup: Ederson – Otamendi, Walker, Cancelo, Zinchenko – Rodri, David Silva, De Bruyne – Bernardo Silva, Sterling, Aguero
Watford predicted lineup: Foster – Dawson, Kabasele, Janmaat, Holebas – Hughes, Doucoure, Cleverley, Capoue – Gray, Success
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Sergio Aguero to score anytime @1.53