Man City v Watford Premier League betting preview and tips

18:30 Sat 09 Mar
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: Man City win to nil
Units: 1/5
Odds: -120

We quite fancied Watford to give Liverpool a match at Anfield, although a 5-0 shoeing later and it was clear that the Hornets couldn’t hold a candle to their Merseyside opponents.

The Hornets return to the north-west to face the other team in the Premier League title race, with Manchester City staying the pace with Liverpool at the time of writing although they only just scraped past West Ham recently.

A win is a win at this stage of the season and perhaps we will see the floodgates open in this clash, with Pep Guardiola likely to restore Raheem Sterling to the starting line-up after giving the England star a rest against the Hammers.

Sergio Aguero continues to plunder goals like they’re going out of fashion, with the defence looking strong. They’ve kept two clean sheets against Chelsea recently and will be confident of shutting out a Watford side who looked lacklustre at Anfield.

The Hornets did score five goals at Cardiff but are perhaps short of firepower against more impressive teams, with Troy Deeney more of a flat-track bully and Andre Gray being overlooked in favour of Gerard Deulofeu.

After conceding five against the Reds, we might see Javi Gracia deploy a more defensive formation, with Kevin de Bruyne potentially the player to conjure up some magic from the midfield department and help his team to a crucial win.

The big concern for City is the absence of Fernandinho from the midfield department, with the Brazilian likely to leave a big hole in that area although we’re fairly sure that the home side can not only claim the spoils in this clash but kick on and claim a vital victory.

BETTING TIP
Man City win to nil @ 1.83 with bet365

Team News

Man City: 4-3-3 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Watford: 4-4-2 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 31
    Ederson Moraes
  • 35
    Oleksandr Zinchenko
  • 30
    Nicolas Otamendi
  • 04
    Vincent Kompany
  • 02
    Kyle Walker
  • 21
    David Silva
  • 08
    Ilkay Gündogan
  • 20
    Bernardo Silva
  • 07
    Raheem Sterling
  • 10
    Sergio Agüero
  • 26
    Riyad Mahrez
  • 26
    Ben Foster
  • 02
    Daryl Janmaat
  • 03
    Miguel Britos
  • 27
    Christian Kabasele
  • 11
    Adam Masina
  • 21
    Kiko Femenia
  • 29
    Etienne Capoue
  • 16
    Abdoulaye Doucoure
  • 08
    Tom Cleverley
  • 18
    Andre Gray
  • 10
    Isaac Success

Premier League

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Liverpool 31 23 7 1 70:18 76
2 Manchester City 30 23 3 4 76:20 72
3 Tottenham 30 20 1 9 57:32 61
4 Arsenal 30 18 6 6 63:39 60
5 Manchester Unit 30 17 7 6 58:40 58
6 Chelsea 30 17 6 7 50:33 57
7 Wolverhampton W 30 12 8 10 38:36 44
8 Watford 30 12 7 11 42:44 43
9 West Ham 31 12 6 13 41:46 42
10 Everton 31 11 8 12 42:39 41
11 Leicester 31 12 5 14 40:43 41
12 Bournemouth 31 11 5 15 43:56 38
13 Newcastle Unite 31 9 8 14 31:40 35
14 Crystal Palace 30 9 6 15 36:41 33
15 Brighton 29 9 6 14 32:42 33
16 Southampton 30 7 9 14 34:50 30
17 Burnley 31 8 6 17 35:59 30
18 Cardiff 30 8 4 18 27:57 28
19 Fulham 31 4 5 22 29:70 17
20 Huddersfield 31 3 5 23 18:57 14