Tuesday 4 December, kick-off 8pm
Vicarage Road – Premier League
Manchester City go to Vicarage Road to play Watford in this midweek Premier League preview. The home team have made a good start to the season but City are flying and have a great record against the Hornets.
City have been brilliant defensively this season, only letting in six goals so far in the Premier League. You can bet against both teams to score predictions at 11/10, while City are 13/10 to win to nil with Betfred. The Blues are 17/2 to win this game 3-0 in your football score predictions for Tuesday.
Man City to win to nil
Raheem Sterling has three goals in his last five games against Watford. Two of those have been to break the deadlock, and the England forward is 5/1 with bet365 to do that again in this Watford vs Man City prediction. Sterling is 5/4 to score anytime, and 31/1 to strike first in a 3-0 City win.
Raheem Sterling to score first
Anything other than a City win would be a surprise. If Watford are going to get something though, they’ll surely have to score. A 1-1 would be a great result for the home team, and that’s priced at 11/1 with bet365. If you want football tips with big odds, add Sergio Aguero as the first scorer for 58/1, or Andre Gray for 83/1.
What’s the story with Watford vs Man City?
Is Watford vs Man City on TV? Yes, it’s being shown live on BT Sport.
What happened last time? Raheem Sterling scored in the first minute as City won 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium in January.
What are the Watford vs Man City odds? Watford are 21/2 in your Premier League predictions, while Manchester City are 1/3. The draw is 5/1 with Betfair.
Remember that time…City won 6-0 at Vicarage Road last season? Sergio Aguero hit a hat-trick, while Gabriel Jesus, Nicolas Otamendi and Sterling also scored.
Team news and form
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Etienne Capoue is suspended for the Hornets after his late red card against Leicester City at the weekend. Daryl Janmaat is nearly ready to return but this game could be too soon for the Dutch defender. Tom Cleverley and Adalberto Penaranda are also set to miss out in these Watford vs Man City predictions.
Last six: WWWWDW
Pep Guardiola rested Aguero at the weekend due to a small muscle problem, but City’s top scorer will surely start here if fit. Kevin De Bruyne and Benjamin Mendy are both out, while Oleksandr Zinchenko will probably be out with a broken nose. Back-up goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has a ruptured Achilles tendon, while Eliaquim Mangala is also out.
Watford vs Man City prediction, preview and betting tips
Manchester City have won big in their last two games at Vicarage Road. As well as last season’s 6-0 victory, they also won 5-0 the year before. Watford have been playing well this term, but Javi Gracia’s side only have one point from their last four Premier League fixtures. City are setting new records and will surely get another win on Tuesday night.
Watford are 21/2 in your football predictions, but that’s probably one to stay away from. The Hornets lost 2-0 at Leicester on Saturday, and Liverpool beat them 3-0 in their last home game. This is a game where the home fans won’t expect to get anything, so any result would be a bonus. Watford will have to put in a brilliant defensive performance to have any chance of that though.
The visitors are 1/3 in your Watford v Man City betting tips, as they look to keep up their unbeaten record. The Blues have a goal difference of 37 after 14 matches, which is a Premier League record. They have a two-point lead over second-placed Liverpool though, so they can’t relax. There doesn’t seem much chance of that however, and the Citizens will be confident of getting their ninth straight win against Watford. They had to work for a 2-1 win at Bournemouth at the weekend, but that only showed another side of City’s character.
The draw is 5/1 and the home team would be very happy with that Watford v Man City prediction. Both sides have drawn twice this season, but City have only dropped points at Liverpool and Wolves. Watford’s draws, meanwhile, have been against two of the bottom three, Southampton and Fulham.
Sergio Aguero is the 3/1 favourite to score first, but there are doubts over his fitness. David Silva got a rest at the weekend so he should be fresh for this game after a substitute appearance. The Spaniard has opened the scoring in his last two Premier League starts, and he’s 17/2 to make it three in a row. For Watford, Andre Gray is looking to add to his three goals this season, and he’s 16/1 in your first goalscorer predictions.
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