Odds: Man City 4/25, Draw 7/1, Watford 31/2
Kick Off: 2000, 02/01/2018
Stadium: Etihad Stadium
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What Trueform says for Man City vs Watford
Manchester City’s 18-match winning run in the Premier League came to an end at Crystal Palace on New Year’s Eve but they should get back on track when hosting Watford.
The Hornets have managed to produce just one surge in their ratings on our Trueform chart and that was quickly forgotten when losing to basement dwellers Swansea on Saturday.
Since returning to the top flight, Watford have lost all five encounters with City by an aggregate score of 17-1, including a 6-0 trouncing at Vicarage Road in September.
A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds
Manchester City may have been a touch fortunate to escape with a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace, with Ederson saving a late penalty and Andros Townsend wasting another gilt-edged chance.
The Blues also suffered injuries to Gabriel Jesus and star man Kevin De Bruyne, while David Silva could remain absent for personal reasons.
It must be noted that City still dominated play at Selhurst Park, enjoying 74 per cent of the possession, but only four shots on target highlighted a below-par effort going forward.
Pep Guardiola should have the strength in depth to overcome Watford, with Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane available to start up front.
However, the supporting cast is not as strong and a 48-hour turnaround will expose any more signs of wear and tear.
A Look At Watford’s Betting Odds
Watford looked on course for back-to-back home wins when following up a 2-1 triumph over Leicester by taking an early lead against struggling Swansea.
That advantage lasted from the 11th minute to the 86th, but two late strikes by the Welsh outfit consigned the Hornets to a fifth defeat in six matches.
“It was a bad afternoon for us,” defender Christian Kabasele told the club website. “It’s only our fault, like the game at Crystal Palace, in the last few minutes we lost the game again.”
No team has netted more late goals than City this season, so they are well placed to expose any lapses in concentration as this game draws to a close.
Crystal Palace 0-0 MAN CITY
WATFORD 1-2 Swansea – Andre Carrillo
Head-to-head: 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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