Watford vs Manchester City: Preview and Predictions

Watford vs Manchester City English Premier League Match 21st May 2017

Watford vs Manchester City
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 21st May 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Vicarage Road Stadium.

Manchester City still have destiny in their hands. The team led by Pep Guardiola just needs to claim the victory in the last game of the season against Watford at Vicarage Road Stadium to secure the third position and the qualification to the group stage of Champions League in the next season.

The Citizens should not have a tough job against Watford who have nothing to play for as they will definitely end the campaign in the bottom half of the standings.

Watford

The season, however, can’t be considered as poor for Walter Mazzarri and his men since they have been on a fair distance from the relegation zone during the entire campaign.

The Hornets lost their star man Odion Ighalo in the early stages of the season and it definitely left an impact on their results.

The team will come in the game in a poor shape as they lost five on the trot ahead of the meeting with the Citizens.

Manchester City

Guardiola was extremely lucky at the weekend when his side took a narrow 2-1 win over the reigning champions Leicester City at The Etihad.

The Citizens thus kept the pole position only thanks to Riyad Mahrez and his mistake at the moment of taking the penalty kick late in the second half.

The mid-week has seen Man City clinching a comfortable home win over West Bromwich Albion with goals from Gabriel Jesus, Kevin de Bruyne and Yaya Toure.

Watford vs Manchester City: Head to head

Manchester City have bene absolutely dominant in the most recent history of head to head encounters with Watford.

The Citizens picked up five straight wins, four of which were by at least two goals difference.

Watford vs Manchester City: Prediction

Everything points out to a pleasant afternoon for the visiting side. They are in a must-win situation, they are in a better shape, and they are generally a better team.

Gabriel Jesus is again expected to start the match up front. This gives a decent value to the 4/6 odds on the Brazilian striker to score anytime against the poor defense of Watford’s.

Watford vs Manchester City: Bet Tips

  • The main bet will be Manchester City -1.5 handicap at the odds of 1.80 with Unibet
  • You can also take Gabriel Jesus to score anytime at 1.67.