Man City – Watford, Premier League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR MAN CITY - WATFORD
City should not think they have continued in the Champions League, because we have seen what happened in the other games. Guardiola recently talked about something very important – managing the sport form. This means proper management of the squad, because the citizens played as many games as possible in the League Cup, continue to play in FA Cup and the Champions League, and this drains their forces, as big as their squad is. And we saw that they had several important injuries again, so in their last games they won not so easy.
Watford was smashed at Anfield in the last visit to Liverpool, where we have to give the full credit to the reds. It was not just Watford’s game, but the horns responded very well after they managed to take advantage of Schmeichel terrible mistake in the last league match against Leicester. Watford, in general, rarely makes weak matches at Etihad, however, and this is still the 7th team in the standings. They even displaced Wolverhampton from this prestigious place after the Big Six.
There are several main points in this match that we need to comment. Manchester City obviously plays worse, when Fernandinho is not on the pitch, and that can be said to be the most important player of the citizens in dozens of paragraphs. Their whole game in the middle revolves around him. Besides, we see problems with the game in attack on City lately. Teams use Chelsea’s approach in the final and close corridors between the lines so City can not break from the middle, which makes them use diagonal passes or play on the wings, where they don’t do so well. Besides, it’s very interesting now how City will react once they are the leaders, and they also have an important match in UCL after a few days. We think they will probably win, but it will not be an easy match. Prediction – Watford +2.5 AH at 1.75.
- Watford has only one loss with more than 2 goals as a guest in the league
- City has 1 win with more than 2 goals difference as host in the elite of English football ever in the history with this rival
CITY TEAM NEWS
Delph(11/0 M) is doubtful. Laporte(27/2 D), Stones(19/0 D), De Bruyne(14/1 M) and Fernandinho(25/1 M) are out
WATFORD TEAM NEWS