Manchester City vs Watford
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 9 March 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester).
Manchester City took advantage of Liverpool’s recent slump in form to overtake lengthy leaders at the top of the standings. The reigning champions now have the pole position being one point above their main title challengers.
Pep Guardiola’s troops did well without being prolific in the final third of late. The Citizens won three in a row scoring just two goals in the process. They lifted the League Cup silverware after no goals were seen in 12o minutes of play against Chelsea in the final at Wembley. They then went on to bag a pair of successive 1-0 wins over West Ham United and Bournemouth.
Can the Citizens finally find their top attacking form and bag multiple goals in the last game of Saturday’s Premier League program when they play host to Watford at Etihad Stadium?
Manchester City vs Watford: Head-to-head
Manchester City were the dominant force in the history of this match-up.
They won nine games in a row against the Hornets.
The Citizens scored at least two goals in all of past nine meetings with Watford.
Man City claimed only a narrow 1-2 victory over the Hornets when teams locked horns in this term of Premier League at Vicarage Road Stadium.
Manchester City vs Watford: Prediction
Watford have nothing to lose at Etihad Stadium and they will certainly fancy their chances of a potential shock here knowing about somewhat of a slower attacking form of Manchester City. The Hornets were enjoying a decent form of their own recently. They won four of past five matches across competitions.
Javi Gracia’s men thus climbed up to 8th place in the Premier League ladder. However, they fell 5-0 at Liverpool in the previous away fixture in the league. Overall, Watford tend to score and concede loads on travels and we would not be surprised to see a goal fest when they take on the defending champions in 30th round of the competition.
Manchester City vs Watford: Bet Tips
Over 3.5 goals FT @ 1.80 (4/5)
Manchester City to win & BTTS @ 2.40 (7/5).