Manchester City will aim to keep the pressure on Premier League table-toppers Chelsea with a win against Watford on Saturday afternoon.
WATFORD RESULTS, STATS, SQUAD
Watford were unlucky to lose 2-1 at home to Chelsea in midweek despite a spirited performance against the premier league leaders. Mason Mount and Hakim Ziyech won the day for the Blues, who did concede to Emmanuel Dennis’s smart finish. Watford are now hovering just above the relegation zone in 17th place – three points better off than Burnley, who has a game in hand. They have won just one of their last six home premier league matches. Ben Foster, Nicolas N’Koulou, Peter Etebo, Ismaila Sarr, Ken Sema, and Francisco Sierralta are all out injured for the hosts.
MANCHESTER CITY RESULTS, STATS, SQUAD
Manchester City has won their last six games across all competitions and will look to continue that hot streak when they head to Watford on Saturday. The ‘Citizens managed to grab a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa in their last premier league outing. Ruben Dias and Bernardo Silva both rifled in eye-catching strikes in the first half before Ollie Watkins replied for Aston Villa just after the start of the second half. They have scored at least two goals in their last six games – and that hot streak sees them hold their second-placed ranking in the table, one point adrift of Chelsea and one clear of Liverpool. Ferran Torres and Kevin De Bruyne are unavailable for selection. Kyle Walker and John Stones are major doubts.
WATFORD VS MANCHESTER CITY STATS, ODDS, PREDICTION
Manchester City has won each of their last six games scoring 2+ goals in each of them. Despite a free-scoring attack, City has managed just two clean sheets in their last 10 games. Watford has scored in each of their last three games and BTTS has come through in seven of their last 10 games. Six of the last seven Premier League meetings between both sides have seen over 2.5 goals. We are backing a comfortable win for Pep Guardiola’s men.
PREDICTION: MAN CITY WIN 2-0/2-1/3-0/3-1
ACCUMULATOR TIP: MAN CITY OVER 1.5 TEAM GOALS