Manchester City v Watford Predictions & Betting Odds – 21st September 2019

Citizens can secure big win

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Manchester City v Watford Betting Tips – Premier League, 21st September 3.00pm

Watford are already having a bad season with just two points earned. Now they have to go to the Etihad on the weekend to face Man City. They will be facing a Man City side who will be fired up as well. The Citizens suffered a shock 3-2 loss at the newly promoted Norwich last weekend as the Canaries put them off their game. Read our predictions for Manchester City v Watford.

Manchester City v Watford Betting Odds*

1 X 2
1/8 7/1 14/1

(Betting Odds were taken from Bet365 on September 19, 2019 at 4:17 pm)

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Manchester City News and Form – Will Citizens recover after defeat at Norwich?

Manchester City suffered a massive setback in their title defence last weekend. They made a trip to Carrow Road to face Norwich and suffered a 3-2 loss there. Something was off about them, they just lacked a bit of commitment and sharpness. That’s not taking anything away from Norwich who figured out perfectly how to play them.

Norwich went straight for the heart of the City defence which is frail. They got their rewards. Nicolas Otamendi is City’s only fit centre half at the moment for City. Fernandinho is going to step into the backline. He did that in midweek as City cruised to an opening Champions League win at Shakhtar Donetsk.

Total Corners Over 13.5
3/1

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The Citizens have struck at least two goals in all league games this season, and have scored at least 2 in each of their last 11 against Watford too. Despite their defence looking a little rocky and giving up sloppy goals this season, the Citizens have six clean sheets in their last eight league home games.

They have also been winning at HT and FT in all but one of their last seven against Watford. Manchester City are averaging 3.2 goals per league fixture this season. They only dropped two points in their last eleven home games in the top flight. They are W21 D2 L1 in their last 24 league games at the Etihad.

Manchester City v Watford Head to Head

Man City won both league meetings against Watford last season
The Citizens beat the Hornets 6-0 in the FA Cup Final as well
Each of the last six meetings in all competitions have gone over 2.5 goals
Watford are winless against since 1989

 

Key-Facts – Manchester City v Watford

  • The Citizens are on an 11 match winning streak against Watford
  • Watford are winless in nine league games
  • Man City are averaging over three goals per game this season in the EPL

 

Watford News and Form – Can Watford survive at the Etihad?

It has been a poor season for Watford. That just carried over from the back end of last season. It is a nine-match winless streak of league form from Watford at the moment after a draw against Arsenal last weekend. That is back to back drawn games that the Hornets have taken in the league now.

They would be delighted if they kept that sequence going because it would mean that they have survived a mighty tough trip to the Etihad. Their draw against the Gunners last weekend, was the first game back in charge for Quique Flores who replaced Javi Gracia recently.

The Hornets are D1 L1 away from home this season, the defeat happening at Goodison Park against Everton. Watford have at least scored in each of their last three games, having failed to net in their opening two fixtures.

They are yet to take a clean sheet this season though, which is a worry when you are facing Man City. Watford are currently 10 points worse off than they were after five games of last season’s top-flight campaign. The Hornets have lost five of their last seven league away games (D1 L1).

Manchester City v Watford Tips & Odds

Sergio Aguero to score 2 or more at 8/5
Over 3.5 goals at 4/6
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 19th, 2019 at 1:12 p.m.)

Manchester City v Watford Predictions

Manchester City to win: The three points are likely going to the home side in this fixture. It wouldn’t be a huge surprise. Pep will have looked at last weekend’s issues and probably come up with some solution. Manchester City to win to nil, even with their defensive issues.


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