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 16 13 3 0 34:6 42
2 Manchester City 16 13 2 1 45:9 41
3 Chelsea 16 10 4 2 33:13 34
4 Arsenal 16 10 4 2 35:20 34
5 Tottenham 15 11 0 4 28:16 33
6 Manchester Unit 16 7 5 4 28:26 26
7 Everton 16 6 6 4 23:19 24
8 Bournemouth 16 7 2 7 25:26 23
9 Leicester 16 6 4 6 21:20 22
10 Wolverhampton W 16 6 4 6 17:19 22
11 West Ham 16 6 3 7 23:25 21
12 Watford 16 6 3 7 20:23 21
13 Brighton 16 6 3 7 19:22 21
14 Cardiff 16 4 2 10 15:30 14
15 Newcastle Unite 16 3 4 9 13:22 13
16 Crystal Palace 16 3 3 10 13:23 12
17 Burnley 16 3 3 10 15:32 12
18 Huddersfield 15 2 4 9 10:25 10
19 Southampton 16 1 6 9 13:30 9
20 Fulham 16 2 3 11 16:40 9