Watford vs Man City: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
The Hornets aim to sting their high-flying opponents and claim a first win over the citizens this century but do not expect Pep Guardiola’s men to just lie down.
Manchester City have carried on from where they left off last season and look in exemplary form once more.
That is worrying news for the rest of the league as City appear to be showing no signs of slowing down.
However, Watford are no slouches themselves and come into the game having won four of their seven games at Vicarage road this season with manager Javi Gracia buoyed by his new contract.
City will deservedly be favourites having not lost a game on the road this season, but they have drawn twice, and a point is something the Hornets may spy as an opportunity even though they are one of four sides yet to secure a home draw this campaign.
Another major factor is City’s dominance over Watford.
The Hornets have not beaten City since 1989 and are currently on a eight game losing streak in all competitions to the blue half of Manchester.
Expect more of the same in this game as Watford have proven they are susceptible to a poor performance at home having lost three times already.
City have three goals per game for the last three matches and that makes a City 3-1 win a solid prediction for this game.
- Over 3.5 goals in the game
Manchester have scored 21 goals in November alone and that makes this bet a blinder.
Watford themselves have managed ten goals at home this season which is the seventh highest in the league at the time of writing.
- A goal before 22:00
City have been scoring early goals for fun in the league this season and scored seven Premier League goals before the 22nd minute in November.
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Head to Head
Watford are on a miserable run against Manchester City having not won since 1989.
Last season City thumped the Hornets 6-0 at Vicarage before beating them 3-1 later in the season at the Etihad.
2007 was the last time Watford gained a point against the blue half of Manchester and overall Watford have won just six times losing fifteen and drawing just 5 since a league division one game in September 1982.
- Manchester City are yet to be beaten on the road this season with four wins and two draws.
- You have to go back to a 1989 league division two match for the last time Watford beat Manchester City.
- City have won the last eight matches in all competitions against Watford.
- Manchester City have only conceded one away goal all season.
- Watford have conceded more home goals (11) than any side in the Premier League top twelve.