Manchester City vs Watford Premier League Predictions

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

The match is over.
Score: 3-1.

Manchester City lead the Premier League outright for the first time in 2019 having played the same number of games as second-placed Liverpool. They will be looking to carry their pursuit of the title as they host an in-form Watford on Saturday.

Predictions

Manchester City have won 16 of their last 17 matches in all competitions, with the one exception a 2-1 defeat at Newcastle in late January.

Pep Guardiola’s side have triumphed in each of their last eight matches in all competitions and, having once trailed league leaders Liverpool by seven points, now sit one point above them at the table’s summit.

Watford are in form too – they have won four of their last five games in all competitions with the one exception their 5-0 loss at Anfield last week.

The Hornets are flying in the table with 43 points from their 29 matches to date, level with Wolverhampton Wanderers in seventh place.

The hosts will be favourites to continue their recent imperious form due to possessing home advantage, superior form and quality over Watford.

The home side are favourites to win this game although it may not be comfortable – a 2-0 triumph for Pep Guardiola’s side would appear a likely outcome from it.

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Betting Tips

Watford have failed to score in three of their last seven Premier League matches while Manchester City enter into this game off the back of three consecutive clean sheets. The home side are expected to dominate this encounter and it is unlikely the away side will be able to breach their defence, with 888Sport pricing a City win to nil at 5/6.

Manchester City’s last three games have produced a combined total of two goals while three of Watford’s last six games have produced just one goal or fewer. The visitors are likely to sit very deep here in what is expected to be a low-scoring encounter, with this among the best online betting odds for this round of fixtures. 888Sport price under 2.5 goals at 5/2.

Statistics

Head to Head

Manchester City have won all seven meetings between the clubs since Watford’s promotion in 2015 and are leading by an aggregate scoreline of 22-3 in that timeframe. City won this exact fixture 3-1 in January 2018 while this meeting’s reverse fixture at Vicarage Road ended 2-1 to the champions.

Stats

  • Manchester City have won 14 of their 15 home matches in the Premier League this season – the best record in the division.
  • Watford’s away record is mixed – they have won five of their 15 games on the road and collected 20 points – the division’s seventh strongest record.
  • City have the best attack (76 goals scored) in the Premier League this season and the second best defence (20 goals conceded) behind Liverpool.
  • Watford have lost just two of their last 11 matches away from home in all competitions.

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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