Man City vs Watford Premier League Predictions

Premier League Man City vs Watford
Man City vs Watford Premier League

Predictions

Man City will be considered favourites for this game and in some eyes, rightly so, but it remains to be seen how they bounce back after their loss against Norwich.

Watford come into this game off the back of a strong result and performance against Arsenal, coming back from two goals down to battle back to a 2-2 draw.

City’s loss against Norwich was seen by many as just a blip, and while they still remain the odds on favourites for the league title, they know that if they drop more points then it’ll be hard to retain their crown.

Watford are still winless in the Premier League this season and their only win came in the Carabao Cup against Coventry, and they picked up two draws in their last two games against Arsenal and Newcastle.

City, on the other hand, were still picking up wins and points before the Norwich game, only dropping points in one game at home to Spurs in the second game of the season.

City will be favourites for this game and it may be the case that they come into this game angry by their previous result.

Norwich may have kicked the hornets’ nest and the travelling Hornets from Watford may be feeling the brunt of that. An emphatic City win – 4-1 – is in the offing.

Betting Tips

City are overwhelming favourites for this clash so a home win carries very little risk while it is also fairly likely that both teams will score. Watford and new manager Quique Sanchez Flores will be intent on giving their travelling fans a moment to savour and this is among the best online betting odds for this round of action. 888sport have it as 29/20 when combined with the City win.

City could be looking to get back to business and back to business in a big way would be the best way to send out the message that they’re still the best team in the land. A thumping 4-1 doesn’t seem too outlandish and it also seems to be a smart bet. This one is rated at 11/1 by 888sport.

Statistics

Head to Head

Man City and Watford have faced off against one another 29 times across the years, with Man City winning 18 times, Watford winning six times and the draw only being played out five times.

Stats

  • The first game between these two sides came back in 1982 when Man City hosted Watford and won 1-0 at the old Maine Road.
  • City wouldn’t beat Watford for another four years, with their next winning coming in the Full Members Cup, yet again another 1-0 win.
  • Watford’s last win against City came in 1989 in the old Division Two, with Watford picking up the win via, once again, a tight 1-0 win.
  • City haven’t lost against Watford in any competition in their last 16 games, with Watford only drawing with them twice in that period.

Aspiring football journalist who realised he could put his vast knowledge towards gambling and making some money. With years spent on Football Manager, his boyhood obsession has carried over into his adult life and he's proven his mum that all that time spent playing a game wasn't to be wasted. A European football expert, James writes about anything on the continent and has began expanding his knowledge to other leagues in South America, Asia and the USA.

All Predictions by James Cooke

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