Kick-off: 2000, 04/12/2018
Stadium: Vicarage Road
TV: BT Sport
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What Trueform says for Watford vs Man City
Manchester City have secured six straight Premier League wins over Watford and it is hard to see the Hornets bucking that trend at Vicarage Road.
The champions have dropped just four points from 14 top-flight fixtures this term and continue to be ruthless at rolling over inferior opposition.
Pep Guardiola’s side have won 6-0 and 5-0 on their last two visits to this venue, so 17/10 they again prevail by more than two clear goals gets the nod as our first Watford vs Man City prediction.
A Look At Watford’s Betting Odds
Watford lost 3-0 to Liverpool in their last home game and Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Leicester left them with just one point from four matches.
Javi Gracia signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract with the Hornets ahead of the trip to King Power Stadium but had little time to celebrate.
Jamie Vardy’s early penalty and a superb strike from James Maddison put the Foxes in control and Watford’s day was made even worse by the late dismissal of Etienne Capoue for a two-footed lunge.
Demarai Gray also hit the post for Leicester in the second half, while the Hornets missed fine chances through Isaac Success and Andre Gray.
Gracia said: “We dominated the possession, we had 62 per cent, but it wasn’t enough to finish the action.
“We created the chances but we didn’t shoot on target. We need to improve these situations. We are losing points because we are not efficient.”
The hosts have now scored only once in four games, so 5/4 for an away win to nil stands out from the Watford vs Man City odds.
Last Watford line-up: Foster, Mariappa, Cathcart, Kiko, Holebas, Doucoure, Hughes, Capoue, Pereyra, Deulofeu, Success.
A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds
City failed to keep a clean sheet when beating Bournemouth 3-1 over the weekend, but Guardiola did make a number of changes for that game following a tough Champions League trip to Lyon.
Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan still managed to help the Blues maintain a scorching pace at the top of the table.
“It was not an easy game,” admitted Silva. “We knew we were playing a strong side and after our first goal we didn’t play as well as usual. We weren’t as aggressive defensively or offensively.
“But the reaction in the second half was very good and we’re happy with the points and the win. We want to break the records of last season, but it’s not easy.”
Kyle Walker, John Stones, David Silva and Sergio Aguero were all given a breather, so City’s strength in depth makes them a formidable force.
Guardiola will be keen to keep clear of the chasing pack ahead of Saturday’s trip to Chelsea, so let’s add 33/4 for a clinical 3-0 success to our Watford vs Man City betting tips.
Last Man City line-up: Ederson, Danilo, Laporte, Otamendi, Gundogan, Sane, B Silva, Fernandinho, Zinchenko, Sterling, Jesus.
Leicester 2-0 WATFORD
MAN CITY 3-1 Bournemouth – Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling, Ilkay Gundogan
Head-to-head: Man City 3-1 Watford, Watford 0-6 Man City, Watford 0-5 Man City, Man City 2-0 Watford, Watford 1-2 Man City, Man City 2-0 Watford
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