Watford v Man City Premier League betting preview and tips

21:00 Tue 04 Dec
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: City win to nil
Units: 1/5
Odds: +120

Watford have drawn the short straw on Tuesday night when hosting a Manchester City team who are purring nicely under Pep Guardiola this season and looking ruthless every time they take to the playing field in the Premier League.

The Hornets lost this fixture 6-0 last season and Javi Gracia will look for his team to be defensively solid, with the home side actually holding Liverpool for most of a recent match at Vicarage Road before caving in to eventually lost 3-0.

It’s clear that City are finding a new level this season which is even more impressive considering that Kevin de Bruyne has barely played and that the team can be missing Bernardo Silva, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling yet still rack up the goals.

What’s likeable about the team is the central defensive partnership being formed by John Stones and Aymeric Laporte. It’s bizarre that the latter hasn’t had an international call-up for France yet although that is surely on the cards.

City are crushing teams at the moment and they’re also running a tight ship, with Fernandinho the master defensive midfielder who seems to get away with tactical fouls every game and this should be a combustible affair when he goes up against Etienne Capoue.

The way that City move the ball around slickly is a joy to watch and Watford could become the latest team to chase shadows. You can get odds-against that City triumph without conceding and the home side could be running into brick walls for most of the match.

BETTING TIP
Manchester City win to nil @ 2.20 with bet365

Team News

Watford: 4-4-2 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Man City: 4-3-3 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 26
    Ben Foster
  • 25
    José Holebas
  • 27
    Christian Kabasele
  • 15
    Craig Cathcart
  • 21
    Kiko Femenia
  • 37
    Roberto Pereyra
  • 14
    Nathaniel Chalobah
  • 16
    Abdoulaye Doucoure
  • 19
    Will Hughes
  • 10
    Isaac Success
  • 09
    Troy Deeney
  • 31
    Ederson Moraes
  • 02
    Kyle Walker
  • 04
    Vincent Kompany
  • 05
    John Stones
  • 18
    Fabian Delph
  • 20
    Bernardo Silva
  • 25
    Fernandinho
  • 21
    David Silva
  • 26
    Riyad Mahrez
  • 33
    Gabriel Jesus
  • 19
    Leroy Sane

Premier League

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Liverpool 26 20 5 1 59:15 65
2 Manchester City 27 20 3 4 71:19 63
3 Tottenham 26 20 0 6 54:25 60
4 Manchester Unit 26 15 6 5 52:35 51
5 Arsenal 26 15 5 6 53:37 50
6 Chelsea 26 15 5 6 45:29 50
7 Wolverhampton W 26 11 6 9 34:33 39
8 Watford 26 10 7 9 34:34 37
9 Everton 27 9 7 11 35:36 34
10 West Ham 26 9 6 11 32:39 33
11 Bournemouth 26 10 3 13 37:47 33
12 Leicester 26 9 5 12 31:34 32
13 Crystal Palace 26 7 6 13 27:34 27
14 Brighton 26 7 6 13 28:39 27
15 Burnley 26 7 6 13 29:47 27
16 Newcastle Unite 26 6 7 13 22:34 25
17 Cardiff 26 7 4 15 24:47 25
18 Southampton 26 5 9 12 28:44 24
19 Fulham 26 4 5 17 25:58 17
20 Huddersfield 26 2 5 19 14:48 11