Man City v Watford Betting Preview | 2nd January 2018

  • 2nd January 2018
Man City v Watford Betting Preview 2nd January 2018

In our Man City v Watford betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head to head, popular bets and more for the Tuesday Premier League fixture.

Man City v Watford Betting Preview

Date: 02/01/18

Time: 20:00

Venue: Etihad Stadium

Watch: N/A

As 2018 begins, Manchester City sit 12-points clear of second placed Manchester United with a game in hand. A draw at Crystal Palace on Sunday was just the second time this season that Pep Guardiola’s side have failed to win in the Premier League. At the Etihad, City have scored three or more goals in seven of ten league games and average 3.6 goals per match. They will be without both Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus after getting injured at Selhurst Park. David Silva could return.

Following a rapid start to the season, Watford have hit a sticky patch of late. They’ve won just one of their last eight-matches. The Hornets had scored two or more goals in their first seven away matches of the season, in their three trips since, they’ve suffered three losses mustering just one goal. Watford are without players and in light of this, Marcos Silva may tinker with his system.

Watford have had at least three corners in each of their ten away games this season. Man City have conceded this mark in five of their last six at the Etihad. With this in mind, the 4/6 about 3+ Watford looks a value play.

Team News

Man City will be without Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus after injuries picked up on Sunday.

Watford are missing a wealth of players including regular starters Kiko Femenia, Nathaniel Chalobah, Will Hughes and Troy Deeney.

Potential Man City Starting XI: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Delph; Fernandinho, Gundogan, Silva; Sterling, Aguero, Sane

Potential Watford XI Starting: Gomes; Janmaat, Prodl, Kabasele, Holebas; Doucoure, Capoue, Cleverly; Pereyra, Gray, Richarlison

Stats & Facts

  • Man City have scored 3+ goals in seven of their 10 home games.
  • Watford have won 1 of their last 8 games in the Premier League.

Head To Head

  • Man City have won their last seven meetings with Watford.

Betting Odds

Man City 2/11, Draw 8/1, Watford 20/1

Popular Bets

  • 3+ Watford Corners @ 4/6