Lineups

Watford

( 5-4-1 )

  • 1. B. Foster

  • 27. C. Kabasele

  • 4. C. Dawson

  • 6. A. Mariappa Yellow Card

  • 21. Kiko Femenía

  • 16. A. Doucouré

    82'
  • 37. R. Pereyra

    87'
  • 8. T. Cleverley

  • 19. W. Hughes Yellow Card

  • 9. T. Deeney

    67'
  • 23. I. Sarr

Substitutes

  • 1. Gomes

  • 15. C. Cathcart

  • 11. A. Masina

    87'
  • 33. I. Pussetto

  • 20. Domingos Quina

  • 14. N. Chalobah

    82'
  • 10. João Pedro

  • 10. D. Welbeck

    67'
  • 18. A. Gray

England - Premier League

80' A. Mariappa 80' Yellow Card 80'  A. Mariappa 90' W. Hughes 90' Yellow Card 90'  W. Hughes 31' R. Sterling 31' Goal 31'   Sterling R. Sterling 40' R. Sterling 40' Goal 40'   Sterling R. Sterling 63' P. Foden 63' Goal 63'   Foden P. Foden 66' A. Laporte 66' Goal 66'   Laporte A. Laporte
Watford

Watford

0 - 4

Manchester City

Manchester City

  • 31'
    0 - 1
  • 40'
    0 - 2
  • HT
    0 - 2
  • 63'
    0 - 3
  • 66'
    0 - 4
  • Date: 21/07/2020
  • Time: 18:00
  • Venue: Vicarage Road
  • Referee: Michael Oliver
Premier League betting tips: Watford v Manchester City

Date published: 7/20/2020 6:47:06 PM

Premier League betting tips: Watford v Manchester City

Watford will surely be approaching Tuesday’s Premier League clash with Manchester City with a degree of trepidation.

Not only do they come into the game with the threat of relegation still hanging over their head but they will also be very aware of their atrocious record against this season’s runners-up.

They lost the reverse fixture 8-0 and while that is the nadir of their recent matches with City, it is not wildly out of sync with other results, one of which was the embarrassing 6-0 defeat suffered in last season’s FA Cup final.

The Hornets have now lost their last 12 meetings with City by an aggregate score of 46-6.

That’s one warning for those thinking Watford’s need for a result can trump the fact that City have nothing to play for.

Another is City’s miserable FA Cup semi-final defeat to Arsenal at the weekend. Pep Guardiola’s mind will now have turned to August’s Champions League conclusion but he’ll want to go into that in good heart and will have demanded a response here.

Watford were also poor at West Ham on Friday, losing 3-1, and with this game plus Arsenal away remaining, they may be left relying on other teams failing to collect points if they are to survive.

There was little to suggest they are ready to beat a side of City’s quality.

It will be vital that heads don’t go down though as goal difference could well play a part in the final relegation outcome. Therefore getting with City on the handicap has its potential drawbacks, even if backing them on the -2 line at 15/8 is tempting given this fixture’s history.

A better way of backing City looks to be via the corner handicap where they are 21/20 giving Watford a start of four.

Their average corner-count score across the season is 7.8 v 2.7, although admittedly that drops slightly when the away filter is introduced.

The most recent ‘scores’ in games between the sides have been 5-4, 13-1, 9-1, 12-3, 9-1 and 11-3 – basically they’ve covered a -7 handicap in five of the last six.

What is also encouraging here is Watford’s deficiencies at full-back at West Ham. The wide areas could therefore be ones City look to target. If they do, it will almost inevitably lead to corners.

Raheem Sterling is one player likely to win a few if he starts, as he often does, on the left of the attack and he could also be worth backing for a goal.

The England international has scored in his last four games against Watford, netting seven goals in total across those matches.

He’s a tasty 11/10 to score at any time with 9/2 for the opener also a possibility.

*All prices correct at the time of writing and subject to change

 

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Simulation

Manchester City vs Watford

There is a 22.9% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Manchester City, at 66.6%, are heavy favorites to beat Watford who have just a 10.6% chance to win at home.
Overall, the average simulation score is Manchester City 1.8 to Watford 0.6.
In simulation wins, Watford upsets Manchester City by averaging 6.0 shots and 2.6 shots on goal.
They average 1.7 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.3 in simulation losses.

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Match Information

  • Premier League
  • Round 37
  • Vicarage Road
  • Michael Oliver
  • 21 Jul, 18:00

Predictions

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5/6 Bookmaker
69%Panelty

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67%Panelty

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56%Panelty

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Watford Player Prediction

Players Shots SG Goals G%
R. Pereyra 0.55 0.20 0.08 7.42%
W. Hughes 0.49 0.07 0.03 2.68%

League Table

Place Team GP Won Draw Lost GF GA GD Points
1 Liverpool 38 32 3 3 85 33 52 99
2 Manchester City 38 26 3 9 102 35 67 81
3 Manchester United 38 18 12 8 66 36 30 66
4 Chelsea 38 20 6 12 69 54 15 66
5 Leicester City 38 18 8 12 67 41 26 62
6 Tottenham 38 16 11 11 61 47 14 59
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 15 14 9 51 40 11 59
8 Arsenal 38 14 14 10 56 48 8 56
9 Sheffield United 38 14 12 12 39 39 0 54
10 Burnley 38 15 9 14 43 50 -7 54
11 Southampton 38 15 7 16 51 60 -9 52
12 Everton 38 13 10 15 44 56 -12 49
13 Newcastle United 38 11 11 16 38 58 -20 44
14 Crystal Palace 38 11 10 17 31 50 -19 43
15 Brighton and Hove Albion 38 9 14 15 39 54 -15 41
16 West Ham United 38 10 9 19 49 62 -13 39
17 Aston Villa 38 9 8 21 41 67 -26 35
18 AFC Bournemouth 38 9 7 22 40 65 -25 34
19 Watford 38 8 10 20 36 64 -28 34
20 Norwich City 38 5 6 27 26 75 -49 21
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  • Rank
  • Overall Record
  • 38
  • 8
  • 10
  • 20
  • 34
  • 19
  • 38
  • 26
  • 3
  • 9
  • 81
  • 2
  • Away Record
  • 19
  • 6
  • 6
  • 7
  • 24
  • 19
  • 19
  • 15
  • 2
  • 2
  • 47
  • 2
  • Home Record
  • 19
  • 2
  • 4
  • 13
  • 10
  • 19
  • 19
  • 11
  • 1
  • 7
  • 34
  • 2
  • Home
  • Away
  • Overall
  • Home
  • Away
  • Overall
  • Goal for
  • 22
  • 14
  • 36
  • 57
  • 45
  • 102
  • Average Goal For
  • -5
  • -23
  • -28
  • 44
  • 23
  • 67
  • Goal Against
  • 27
  • 37
  • 64
  • 13
  • 22
  • 35
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  • 8
  • 3
  • 1
  • 4
  • 34
  • 19
  • 8
  • 6
  • 0
  • 2
  • 81
  • 2
  • Last 5 Away
  • 5
  • 1
  • 1
  • 3
  • 34
  • 19
  • 5
  • 3
  • 0
  • 2
  • 81
  • 2
  • Last 5 Home
  • 5
  • 4
  • 0
  • 1
  • 34
  • 19
  • 5
  • 4
  • 0
  • 1
  • 81
  • 2

Recent Head-to-Head Results

21-Jul-2020
Watford 0-4 Manchester City
21-Sep-2019
Manchester City 8-0 Watford
18-May-2019
Manchester City 6-0 Watford
09-Mar-2019
Manchester City 3-1 Watford
04-Dec-2018
Watford 1-2 Manchester City
02-Jan-2018
Manchester City 3-1 Watford
16-Sep-2017
Watford 0-6 Manchester City
21-May-2017
Watford 0-5 Manchester City
14-Dec-2016
Manchester City 2-0 Watford
02-Jan-2016
Watford 1-2 Manchester City
29-Aug-2015
Manchester City 2-0 Watford

Watford Last 5 Games

22/09/2020
Newport County 3-1 Watford
L
19/09/2020
Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Watford
D
15/09/2020
Oxford United 0-3 Watford
W
11/09/2020
Watford 1-0 Middlesbrough
W
05/09/2020
Watford 2-1 Tottenham
W

Manchester City Last 5 Games

24/09/2020
Manchester City 2-1 AFC Bournemouth
W
21/09/2020
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-3 Manchester City
W
15/08/2020
Manchester City 1-3 Lyon
L
07/08/2020
Manchester City 2-1 Real Madrid
W
26/07/2020
Manchester City 5-0 Norwich City
W

Lineups

Watford
(5-4-1)
Manchester City
(4-2-3-1)
  • 1. B. Foster

  • 27. C. Kabasele

  • 4. C. Dawson

  • 6. A. Mariappa Yellow Card

  • 21. Kiko Femenía

  • 16. A. Doucouré

    82'
  • 37. R. Pereyra

    87'
  • 8. T. Cleverley

  • 19. W. Hughes Yellow Card

  • 9. T. Deeney

    67'
  • 23. I. Sarr

Substitutes

  • 1. Gomes

  • 15. C. Cathcart

  • 11. A. Masina

    87'
  • 33. I. Pussetto

  • 20. Domingos Quina

  • 14. N. Chalobah

    82'
  • 10. João Pedro

  • 10. D. Welbeck

    67'
  • 18. A. Gray

  • 31. Ederson Moraes

  • 14. A. Laporte Goal

    74'
  • 50. Eric García

  • 0. João Cancelo

  • 2. K. Walker

    64'
  • 17. K. De Bruyne

  • 16. Rodri

  • 47. P. Foden Goal

  • 0. Bernardo Silva

  • 7. R. Sterling Goal Goal

    64'
  • 9. Gabriel Jesus

Substitutes

  • 33. S. Carson

  • 30. N. Otamendi

  • 5. J. Stones

    74'
  • 11. O. Zinchenko

    64'
  • 22. B. Mendy

  • 25. Fernandinho

  • 8. İ. Gündoğan

  • 26. R. Mahrez

    64'

Live Match Stats

Watford Watford
Manchester City Manchester City
0
Corners
8
1
Shots On Target
10
29
Possession
71
1
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
2
Shots Off Target
15
52
Attacks
152
14
Dangerous
99

Statistics

Watford Watford
Manchester City Manchester City
38
Games Played
38

Results

Watford Watford
Manchester City Manchester City
8
Wins
26
10
Draws
3
20
Lossed
9

Goal Scoring

Watford Watford
Manchester City Manchester City
36
Goals Scored
102
0.95
Average Goals Per Game
2.68
54
More > 2.5 Goals
76
0
More > 3 Goals
11
8
Won More > 1 Goal
24

Other

Watford Watford
Manchester City Manchester City
64
Goals Conceded
35
16
Did Not Score
4
43
Both Teams Scored
46
9
Clean Sheets
17
5
Won Without Conceding
17

Watford v Manchester City

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    Watford 0-4 Manchester City - Match Report

    Date published: 7/21/2020 10:43:50 PM

    Raheem Sterling brace for Manchester City increases Watford drop fears

    Manchester City returned to form and increased Watford’s relegation fears with a 4-0 win at Vicarage Road after Raheem Sterling hit a brace.

    England international Sterling netted his 28th and 29th goals of the season to help Pep Guardiola’s side bounce back following Saturday’s 2-0 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Arsenal.

    Phil Foden and Aymeric Laporte added further efforts in the second half to make it another miserable fixture for the Hornets against City, but it was a welcome result for 19th-placed Bournemouth who live to fight another day.

    Watford’s interim head coach Hayden Mullins now knows they may need a positive result at Arsenal on Sunday to ensure the hard work done by Nigel Pearson – sacked last weekend – does not go to waste.

    City immediately pinned the hosts back at Vicarage Road, but the first opportunity of the evening went to the Hornets with 11 on the clock.

    Adrian Mariappa’s long throw was only partially cleared by Joao Cancelo and Will Hughes was first to the loose ball and yet snatched at his effort to drag well wide.

    The visitors responded immediately and Ben Foster produced a wonderful save to tip wide Rodri’s deflected effort from long range.

    Watford made it to the drinks breaks without conceding; progress after they had been 5-0 down after 18 minutes at the Etihad in September.

    The deadlock was eventually broken with 31 played by Sterling, who was an unused substitute when these sides last did battle.

    Foden’s overhit cross was rescued by Kyle Walker on the right and although his centre looked out of reach, Sterling trapped the ball with precision and smashed into the top corner to leave Foster with no chance.

    Once again the Hornets had conceded the opener – the ninth game in a row where they had shipped the first goal.

    And nine minutes later it was 2-0 with the floodgates well and truly open despite the best efforts of Foster.

    Sterling found space in the area and this time was clipped by Hughes, with referee Michael Oliver pointing to the spot.

    Despite Kevin De Bruyne being on the pitch, the England international took responsibility and even though Foster made a fantastic save, Sterling was first to the loose ball and tapped home for his 29th goal of the season.

    Craig Dawson tested Ederson with a header in first-half stoppage time but it was routine for the Brazilian and unfortunately for the hosts City showed no signs of slowing down after the break.

    Foster denied Gabriel Jesus before Mariappa appeared to block Bernardo Silva’s shot with his hands a minute into the second period.

    It was not to matter for City though, with Foden volleying in with 62 played after Sterling was denied his hat-trick by Watford’s number one.

    Guardiola replaced the attacker straight after and De Bruyne edged closer to Thierry Henry’s Premier League assist record four minutes later.

    The Belgian’s free-kick was headed home by Laporte at the back post to give City’s captain for the night assist number 19 of the top-flight campaign.

    De Bruyne tried to move level with Henry’s record of 20 from the 2002-03 term during the final exchanges at Vicarage Road, but Watford managed to prevent any more damage to their goal difference.

    Nevertheless it was a bad night for the Hornets, who head to Arsenal with relegation still a possibility.

     

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    Lineups

    Manchester City

    ( 4-2-3-1 )

    • 31. Ederson Moraes

    • 14. A. Laporte Goal

      74'
    • 50. Eric García

    • 0. João Cancelo

    • 2. K. Walker

      64'
    • 17. K. De Bruyne

    • 16. Rodri

    • 47. P. Foden Goal

    • 0. Bernardo Silva

    • 7. R. Sterling Goal Goal

      64'
    • 9. Gabriel Jesus

    Substitutes

    • 33. S. Carson

    • 30. N. Otamendi

    • 5. J. Stones

      74'
    • 11. O. Zinchenko

      64'
    • 22. B. Mendy

    • 25. Fernandinho

    • 8. İ. Gündoğan

    • 26. R. Mahrez

      64'