Watford might not have attracted big headlines this season, but they remain one of the three undefeated sides in the league. On Saturday afternoon, they will host another undefeated side – Manchester City, at Vicarage Road.
The Hornets have looked very difficult to beat under Marco Silva this season, and this could be a potential banana-peel for Pep Guardiola’s side. Watford started the season with a 3-3 thriller at home against Liverpool, and since that game, they have not conceded a goal in the league. However, they are yet to win a game at home this season as their second home game ended in a goalless draw with Brighton. Last week, they registered an impressive 2-0 win at Southampton.
City will arrive in the game on the back of an impressive Champions League performance against Feyenoord. Prior to that, they demolished Liverpool 5-0 in the league at home, and Guardiola would want his side to continue in the same vein. The Citizens have ten points from their four games, and they are second in the table, behind their neighbours Manchester United on goal difference.
Last season, City completed a double over Watford without conceding a goal. They claimed a 5-0 result in the corresponding fixture.
Watford vs Manchester City – Match Facts
The Hornets have never defeated City in Premier League and have faced defeats in their last four league meetings with them.
Hornets’ last league win over City came in the 1986/87 Top Division season.
Sergio Aguero has three goals in his last three league appearances against the London side.
Watford vs Manchester City – Team News
The hosts have a long injury-list, and they will be missing the likes of Mauro Zarate, Kiko Femenia, Younes Kaboul, Craig Cathcart, Sebastian Prodl and Roberto Pereyra. Defender Miguel Britos is suspended for the game.
For City, Vincent Kompany won’t be available after picking up an injury during the international break.
Watford vs Manchester City – Match Odds
The visitors are huge favourites to claim a win at 4/11 odds. A draw is available at 23/5 odds while a home win can get you up to 9/1 odds.
We are also backing an away win as our prediction, and for the best odds on our tip, you can go to Sky Sports.
Watford vs Manchester City – Correct Score Odds
A 2-0 win for City is the most probable result at 15/2 odds. However, we are backing a 3-1 win for the Citizens as our prediction in this game. You can get the best odds of 10/1 for our betting tip at Bet365.
Watford vs Manchester City – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Sergio Aguero is the favourite to score in the game at 4/5 odds. His teammate – Gabriel Jesus, is available at 11/13 odds. For the hosts, Andre Gray and Troy Deeney are available at 15/4 odds.
We are backing Jesus as our prediction in this market, and you can get the best odds for him at Unibet.
Watford vs Manchester City – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
We can see a lot of goals in this game and are backing on more than 2.5 goals as our prediction. Our betting tip can get you best odds of 8/15 at Betvictor.