England Premier League
Tuesday 4th December 2018
Kick off at 8pm GMT
Venue: Vicarage Road
Has the Premier League just become a two horse league that nobody has picked up on yet? Manchester City are two points clear of Liverpool and Liverpool are five points clear of third place and we could be looking at the two teams who will contest for the title.
First Manchester City will have to travel to Watford, a team who lost at this stadium to Liverpool 3-0 a few weeks ago. City were made to work hard in their last game at home to Bournemouth but were able to record their 12th win of the season from 14 games and maintain their 100% record at home with a 3-1 win.
But Pep Guardiola’s team haven’t had it all their own way on the road where they have ‘only’ picked up 14 points from a possible 18. In short City are still unbeaten this season and that is unlikely to change in midweek. On the road they have scored 13 goals and conceded just once which is a remarkable feat, Wolves were the team to score that goal.
Watford are in 10th place and already there is an 18 point gap to leaders City. They come into this game in dismal form having lost back to back matches and have not won in their last 4 attempts.
At home their record is slightly better where they have won 60% of their points, the problem is that they have also lost 3 of their last 4 games at Vicarage Road.
Watford: Etienne Capoue misses this game with a 3 match ban after his sending off against Leicester.
Manchester City: The big news is the possible absence of Sergio Aguero who has a muscle strain. Though the Argentinian will be assessed ahead of the game. Kevin De Bruyne is making superb progress but is ruled out for this game, though could be back for the weekend. Oleksandr Zinchenko has a face injury but will be assessed before the game.
Watford vs Man City Head to Head:
Manchester City have won the last 8 meetings between the teams.
Manchester City have scored 14 goals against Watford in the last 3 meetings.
Watford vs Man City Prediction:
Manchester City are around 1.30 to win this one away which doesn’t offer great value to us. Watford are a decent side at home and we must remember that they were holding Liverpool 0-0 at half time before they folded in the 2nd half. The same could apply in this game. Watford play quite naively against the better attacking sides as the game goes on and they could suffer from that. So our main bet will be to see City win this game with a -1 goal start.
Watford vs Man City Betting Tips:
Manchester City to beat Watford with a -1 goal start at 1.80
Correct Score: Manchester City to win 2-1 or 3-1 at 9.00 and 10.00
11+ corners in the match at 1.91