Lineups

Manchester City

( 4-3-3 )

  • 31. Ederson Moraes

  • 4. V. Kompany

  • 30. N. Otamendi

  • 2. K. Walker Yellow Card

  • 11. O. Zinchenko

  • 21. David Silva

  • 8. İ. Gündoğan

  • 20. Bernardo Silva

  • 10. S. Agüero

    80'
  • 7. R. Sterling Goal Goal Goal

    64'
  • 26. R. Mahrez

    90'

Substitutes

  • 49. A. Murić

  • 13. Danilo

  • 14. A. Laporte

  • 8. F. Delph

  • 47. P. Foden

    90'
  • 19. L. Sané

    64'
  • 9. Gabriel Jesus

    80'

England - Premier League

6' K. Walker 6' Yellow Card 6'  K. Walker 18' T. Cleverley 18' Yellow Card 18'  T. Cleverley 46' R. Sterling 46' Goal 46'   Sterling R. Sterling 50' R. Sterling 50' Goal 50'   Sterling R. Sterling 59' R. Sterling 59' Goal 59'   Sterling R. Sterling 66' Deulofeu 66' Goal 66'   Deulofeu Lázaro Deulofeu
Manchester City

Manchester City

3 - 1

Watford

Watford

  • 46'
    1 - 0
  • 50'
    2 - 0
  • 59'
    3 - 0
  • 66'
    3 - 1
  • Date: 09/03/2019
  • Time: 17:30
  • Venue: Etihad Stadium
  • Referee: Paul Tierney
Manchester City vs Watford

Date published: 3/8/2019 9:21:49 PM

Manchester City will look to pile more pressure on title rivals Liverpool when they face Watford in the Premier League on Saturday.

bet365 Pre-Match Odds: Man City 1/7, Draw 13/2, Watford 16/1

 

MATCH PREVIEW

 

Pep Guardiola's troops will take a one-point cushion into the game at the Etihad Stadium.

 

The Citizens are now just ahead of the Reds and both teams have now played the same amount of matches. Liverpool's draw last week against Everton has given City the advantage and they will hope to extend their winning run to nine matches.

 

City have won their last eight matches in all competitions and Pep Guardiola’s side have enjoyed a great start to 2019 so far.

 

They have picked up three clean sheets in a row but Javi Gracia’s Watford head to Manchester in good form. They have lost just one of their last six matches. The Hornets have won four of their last five but their sole defeat did come on the road to Liverpool.

 

That 5-0 thumping will be a worry for the travelling fans but City have a number of injury issues.

 

Guardiola will be without midfielder Kevin De Bruyne after he got injured against Bournemouth. Defensive duo Aymeric Laporte and John Stones will also be missing, while Fernandinho looks set to return after this weekend’s game.

 

Benjamin Mendy and Fabian Delph are also doubts while Gracia has no fresh injury concerns and could well go with an unchanged side.

 

City have never lost a Premier League game against Watford, winning the last seven games by an aggregate score of 22-3.

 

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Manchester City have the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table to four points when they take on Watford at the Etihad stadium.

 

Pep Guardiola’s side will be looking to win their ninth game in a row in all competitions as they continue to race towards a second consecutive Premier League crown. 

 

Latest wins over Bournemouth and West Ham may not have been pretty however, the Citizens got the job done and are now in pole position to move away from the chasing pack. 

 

Watford, however, will be no easy opposition. The Hornets have won four of their last five games in all competitions which includes their latest 2-1 win over Leicester. Javi Garcia’s men currently occupy 8thplace and could move above Wolves into 7thwith a win over City. 

 

The one major worry for Watford though, is their poor record against teams who start the day top of the table. In nine such games, the Hornets have endured nine defeats in which they have scored eight goals and conceded 26. 

 

Generally speaking, their record against Man City is just as bad with Garcia’s side having lost nine straight games. The last time they managed to avoid a defeat was in April 2007; same time as Didier Drogba was leading the top-scorer charts and Tony Blair was Prime Minister. 

 

City may not be firing on all cylinders with the likes of Fernandinho injured nevertheless, they are the recommendation in this game. Pep Guardiola’s side to win by two goals is currently priced at 10/3. 

 

Recommendation
Manchester City to win by two goals – 10/3 bet365

 

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Simulation

Watford vs Manchester City

There is a 5.4% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Manchester City, at 93.4%, are heavy favorites to beat Watford who have a 1.1% chance.
In simulation wins, Watford upsets Manchester City by averaging 5.9 shots and 3.0 shots on goal.
They average 1.8 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.4 in simulation losses.
Overall, the average simulation score is Manchester City 3.9 to Watford 0.4.

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Match Information

  • Premier League
  • Round 30
  • Etihad Stadium
  • Paul Tierney
  • 54,104
  • 09 Mar, 17:30

Predictions

Markets Odds Probability% Bet Here
Over 0.5 In 1st Half
4/1 Bookmaker
87%Panelty

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1st Goal Before 30 Minutes
5/6 Bookmaker
77%Panelty

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Over 2.5 In Full Time
6/4 Bookmaker
67%Panelty

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Both Teams To Score
4/1 Bookmaker
57%Panelty

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Last Goal After 73 Minutes
5/6 Bookmaker
57%Panelty

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Betting Tips

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Manchester City Player Prediction

Players Shots SG Goals G%
S. Agüero 4.46 1.77 1.05 65.58%
R. Sterling 2.80 1.33 0.84 57.00%
David Silva 2.15 0.85 0.51 39.92%
R. Mahrez 2.21 1.09 0.49 38.58%
Bernardo Silva 1.46 0.58 0.35 29.84%

Watford Player Prediction

Players Shots SG Goals G%
A. Doucouré 0.88 0.27 0.08 7.32%
I. Success 0.79 0.22 0.05 4.92%

League Table

Place Team GP Won Draw Lost GF GA GD Points
1 Manchester City 38 32 2 4 95 23 72 98
2 Liverpool 38 30 7 1 89 22 67 97
3 Chelsea 38 21 9 8 63 39 24 72
4 Tottenham 38 23 2 13 67 39 28 71
5 Arsenal 38 21 7 10 73 51 22 70
6 Manchester United 38 19 9 10 65 54 11 66
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 16 9 13 47 46 1 57
8 Everton 38 15 9 14 54 46 8 54
9 Leicester City 38 15 7 16 51 48 3 52
10 West Ham United 38 15 7 16 52 55 -3 52
11 Watford 38 14 8 16 52 59 -7 50
12 Crystal Palace 38 14 7 17 51 53 -2 49
13 Newcastle United 38 12 9 17 42 48 -6 45
14 AFC Bournemouth 38 13 6 19 56 70 -14 45
15 Burnley 38 11 7 20 45 68 -23 40
16 Southampton 38 9 12 17 45 65 -20 39
17 Brighton and Hove Albion 38 9 9 20 35 60 -25 36
18 Cardiff City 38 10 4 24 34 69 -35 34
19 Fulham 38 7 5 26 34 81 -47 26
20 Huddersfield Town 38 3 7 28 22 76 -54 16
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  • Pd
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • Pts
  • Rank
  • Pd
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • Pts
  • Rank
  • Overall Record
  • 38
  • 32
  • 2
  • 4
  • 98
  • 1
  • 38
  • 14
  • 8
  • 16
  • 50
  • 11
  • Away Record
  • 19
  • 18
  • 0
  • 1
  • 54
  • 1
  • 19
  • 8
  • 3
  • 8
  • 27
  • 11
  • Home Record
  • 19
  • 14
  • 2
  • 3
  • 44
  • 1
  • 19
  • 6
  • 5
  • 8
  • 23
  • 11
  • Home
  • Away
  • Overall
  • Home
  • Away
  • Overall
  • Goal for
  • 57
  • 38
  • 95
  • 26
  • 26
  • 52
  • Average Goal For
  • 45
  • 27
  • 72
  • -2
  • -5
  • -7
  • Goal Against
  • 12
  • 11
  • 23
  • 28
  • 31
  • 59
  • Pd
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • Pts
  • Rank
  • Pd
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • Pts
  • Rank
  • Last 8 Overall
  • 8
  • 6
  • 0
  • 2
  • 98
  • 1
  • 8
  • 2
  • 0
  • 6
  • 50
  • 11
  • Last 5 Away
  • 5
  • 3
  • 0
  • 2
  • 98
  • 1
  • 5
  • 0
  • 0
  • 5
  • 50
  • 11
  • Last 5 Home
  • 5
  • 5
  • 0
  • 0
  • 98
  • 1
  • 5
  • 2
  • 1
  • 2
  • 50
  • 11

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Lineups

Manchester City
(4-3-3)
Watford
(4-2-3-1)
  • 31. Ederson Moraes

  • 4. V. Kompany

  • 30. N. Otamendi

  • 2. K. Walker Yellow Card

  • 11. O. Zinchenko

  • 21. David Silva

  • 8. İ. Gündoğan

  • 20. Bernardo Silva

  • 10. S. Agüero

    80'
  • 7. R. Sterling Goal Goal Goal

    64'
  • 26. R. Mahrez

    90'

Substitutes

  • 49. A. Murić

  • 13. Danilo

  • 14. A. Laporte

  • 8. F. Delph

  • 47. P. Foden

    90'
  • 19. L. Sané

    64'
  • 9. Gabriel Jesus

    80'
  • 26. B. Foster

  • 3. M. Britos

    82'
  • 21. Kiko Femenía

    66'
  • 11. A. Masina

  • 27. C. Kabasele

  • 2. D. Janmaat

  • 29. E. Capoue

  • 16. A. Doucouré

  • 8. T. Cleverley Yellow Card

  • 18. A. Gray

  • 22. I. Success

    66'

Substitutes

  • 1. Gomes

  • 15. C. Cathcart

    82'
  • 25. J. Holebas

  • 12. K. Sema

  • 20. Domingos Quina

  • 9. T. Deeney

    66'
  • 7. Deulofeu Goal

    66'
Manchester City Manchester City
Watford Watford
9
Corners
1
9
Shots On Target
1
66
Possession
34
1
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
10
Shots Off Target
1
147
Attacks
75
87
Dangerous
12

Manchester City v Watford

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    Manchester City 3-1 Watford

    Date published: 3/9/2019 7:45:06 PM

    Manchester City have opened up a four-point gap on Liverpool as Raheem Sterling scored all three goals in their 3-1 win over Watford.

    The champions were frustrated by their visitors for 45 minutes and Sterling's opening goal was awarded only after a long discussion between the referee Paul Tierney and his assistant, who had signalled for offside against the England forward.
    The referee controversially overruled and gave City their breakthrough, with Sterling then going on to complete a 13-minute treble before the hour mark, as Pep Guardiola's side took full advantage of their good fortune.
    Gerard Deulofeu did pull a goal back but Watford rarely looked like making a meaningful contest of it in the closing stages, with the Hornets perhaps already having an eye on next weekend's FA Cup quarter-final at Millwall.
    City cantered over the line and have now heaped the pressure on Liverpool, who host Burnley on Sunday at Anfield, to answer back in an intriguing title race.
    After a fruitless 45 minutes, City went ahead within 30 seconds of the restart. Sergio Aguero's knockdown went towards Sterling, who was offside, but Daryl Janmaat swung his leg and deflected the ball off the City forward before it looped away into the net. Originally flagged offside, referee Tierney overturned the decision, much to Watford's dismay.
    Just three minutes later and the lead was doubled. David Silva and Riyad Mahrez combined to tee-up Sterling for a simple, close-range finish. On the hour, Sterling was sent in behind the Watford cover by Silva and remained composed to slot home and complete his hat-trick.
    Guardiola could afford the luxury of taking Sterling off shortly after before Watford snatched a goal back.
    Deulofeu, himself having just entered the fray, ran on to a flick from Troy Deeney and beat Ederson. Watford, however, couldn't trim the lead any further and City got the vital win.

    Lineups

    Watford

    ( 4-3-3 )

    • 26. B. Foster

    • 3. M. Britos

      82'
    • 21. Kiko Femenía

      66'
    • 11. A. Masina

    • 27. C. Kabasele

    • 2. D. Janmaat

    • 29. E. Capoue

    • 16. A. Doucouré

    • 8. T. Cleverley Yellow Card

    • 18. A. Gray

    • 22. I. Success

      66'

    Substitutes

    • 1. Gomes

    • 15. C. Cathcart

      82'
    • 25. J. Holebas

    • 12. K. Sema

    • 20. Domingos Quina

    • 9. T. Deeney

      66'
    • 7. Deulofeu Goal

      66'