Vicarage Road - Premier League
Watford are the next team up trying to do the seemingly impossible - beat Manchester City, who are in stunning form once again this season. The Blues are top of the Premier League and still unbeaten, although Watford have made a strong start to the campaign.
City have won their last eight games against Watford in all competitions. The Citizens have scored 11 goals without conceding any on their last two visits to Vicarage Road, winning 6-0 here last season and 5-0 the year before.
Daryl Janmaat and Tom Cleverley are nearing a return to action for the Hornets, although they’re both expected to miss this game along with Adalberto Penaranda. Etienne Capoue’s red card late on against Leicester also ruled him out of this one.
City continue to be without Kevin De Bruyne and Benjamin Mendy, while Claudio Bravo, Eliaquim Mangala and Oleksandr Zinchenko are all set to miss out. Sergio Aguero is a minor doubt after sitting out Saturday’s victory over Bournemouth, but he could return to the starting XI.
Watford v Manchester City Preview and Predictions
Despite their phenomenal start to the campaign, Manchester City still have Liverpool snapping at their heels. The Blues only have a two point lead at the top of the table, but they’ve dominated Watford for a number of years and should make it nine in a row against the Hornets on Tuesday night.
Watford have made a good start to the season, although they’ve now gone four games without a win to drop back into 10th place. Javi Gracia’s side have played some excellent attacking football at times this season, but they need to put in a top notch performance at the other end if they’re going to avoid a pasting here.
The hosts are 10/1 for the win, while City are huge favourites at 3/10. The Blues were tested against Bournemouth at the weekend, but they came through once again to beat the Cherries 3-1. There doesn’t seem to be any stopping Pep Guardiola’s side, who have a record-breaking goal difference of 37 after 14 games.
The Citizens have been excellent at the back, but Bournemouth will surely have to score if they want to take anything from the game. A draw is priced at 5/1, while you can bump up the odds a bit by going for a score draw at 13/2.
City to win to nil at 11/8
The Blues have only conceded six goals this season, and although Bournemouth have notched 23 themselves, City don’t give away too many chances.
Leroy Sane to score first at 13/2
With concerns over Aguero’s fitness, Sane could be one of the players who need to step up on Tuesday.