ENGLAND – PREMIER LEAGUE : Manchester City vs Watford match prediction.
Manchester City vs Watford : 04/23/22 04:00 PM
Tip Manchester City – Watford
Manchester City welcomes Watford to the Etihad Stadium for this Premiership encounter. The home team are top of the table with 77 points while Watford are in 19th position with 22 points. Manchester City are just a point ahead of second placed Liverpool and will want nothing less than three points against relegation strugglers Watford. City briefly surrendered top spot to Liverpool but they returned to the top after a 3-0 win over Brighton. They have won two and drawn two of their last four league matches but will be full of confidence coming into this match. They have beaten Watford in their last 14 matches across all competitions. They are aiming to become the first English league side to win 15 consecutive competitive matches against any other league side. Manchester City have won 15 of their last 16 matches against teams in the relegation zone with the only blemish in that period, a 3-2 loss to Norwich in 2019.
Watford lost 2-1 at home to Brentford in their last match which was their third consecutive league loss and their fourth defeat in their last five matches. They seem certain to be playing in the Championship next season as they are seven points from safety and have played an extra game than the teams directly above them. They face a daunting challenge in this match as they have lost 14 in a row against City. Watford has however accrued double the number of points away from home as they have at home. They have taken just one point in their last 13 matches against reigning champions with that point coming against Chelsea in 2015. Watford have lost a league high 22 matches this season and only in the 1999/00 season when they lost 26 did they have a worse record.
Key points Manchester City – Watford
In Manchester City’s last three league matches there have been over 2.5 goals scored.
In only two of City’s last six matches has both teams scored.
They have kept clean sheets in three of their last four matches across all competitions.
Watford have only won once in their last eight matches.
In five of their last six matches there have been over 2.5 goals.
ConclusionMANCHESTER CITY – WATFORD
This season’s title race is promising to be one of the closest ever so Manchester City will not only be looking to win but they will want to win convincingly to improve their goal difference which is inferior to Liverpool’s at this stage. Watford must resign themselves to facing the drop but can have a huge say to who will be crowned champions especially if they can cause the upset of the season. We are backing the over 3.5 goals option in this match.