England Premier League
Saturday 9th March 2019
Kick off at 5:30pm GMT
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Manchester City are back officially in 1st place in the Premier League as they come into this game with just 9 to go. They have 71 points and Liverpool have 70.
City’s form is excellent having won 5 games in a row and it has needed to be to fend off Liverpool and protect their title. Goals have dried up though with the club winning their last two games by the scoreline of 1-0.
At home City have an incredible record, the best in the league winning 42 of a possible 45 points and they have scored 10 goals in their past 3 matches losing just one game here all season.
Watford have had a good season full of highs and lows but mostly highs. They come here in good form having won 3 of their last 4 matches. The problem is the loss in between which came away to Liverpool and it was a 5-0 defeat, this doesn’t bode well for this game.
On the road the club have just one win in their past four games. They are in 8th place and have the same points as Wolves on 43, so at this time the best of the rest is between these two sides.
Manchester City: Kevin De Bruyne is the big miss for the club with a hamstring injury and he is expected to miss the rest of the month and possibly beyond. John Stones has a knock but will be assessed
Watford: The Hornets have no new injuries coming into this game
Man City vs Watford Head to Head:
Earlier this season Manchester City won the reverse fixture 2-1.
Manchester City have scored 16 goals against Watford in the last four meetings.
Manchester City have won the last 9 meetings in a row.
Man City vs Watford Prediction:
Manchester City will be the big odds on favourites to win this game and it could well be quite a psychological victory too. Liverpool don’t play until Sunday and so if City can win this they would be 4 points ahead of The Reds. Could that have an effect on them? Surely it has to count as motivation for Pep Guardiola’s side? City should win the game but they are massive odds on, therefore we will look into the goals market. The club are certainly due a few.
Man City vs Watford Betting Tips:
Manchester City to score 4+ goals at 2.38
Anytime goalscorer: David Silva at 3.00