Watford host Manchester City at the Vicarage Road for Walter Mazzarri’s final game in charge of the Hornets. The Italian will be leaving the club after this game, while Watford come into the game on the back of five consecutive defeats – including the 4-3 loss against champions Chelsea on Monday night. Manchester City secured a third consecutive league win after beating West Brom 3-1 at the Etihad stadium. City are third in the Premier League with a two-point advantage over Liverpool and a three-point lead over Arsenal.
Watford FC vs Manchester City FC – Betting Tips for the game
Watford come into the match after having suffered five consecutive defeats, although the team put in a sterling performance against Chelsea in the last match. Watford reached the 40-point mark with the win over Swansea a month ago. Since then, they have been on a rotten run of form.
Manchester City are favourites to secure the third spot, which provides automatic Champions League qualification. It appears that Pep Guardiola found a winning combination, as the team has managed three consecutive league wins for the first time since February.
The reverse fixture witnessed Watford suffering a 2-0 defeat at the Etihad stadium. In the last visit to Vicarage Road, City managed a narrow 2-1 win courtesy of goals from Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero. Our betting tips and predictions expect a Manchester City win.
Watford FC vs Manchester City FC – Match odds
Watford are placed at 17/2 for a win, despite their last home win against this opponent coming back in 1985. City need the victory in order to seal the Champions League qualification spots. Our preview is confident of a City win, which can be backed at 2/5 with Betway.
Watford FC vs Manchester City FC – Correct Score odds
City’s recent trips to Vicarage Road have mostly been close fought encounters. Recent meetings between the two teams in all competitions have also been close games. Watford have shown their ability to raise the game against a top opposition by scoring three against Chelsea on Monday night. City have scored two or more goals in six out of the last seven away games. Our correct score prediction is for a Manchester City 2-1 win, which can be backed at 8/1 with BetVictor.
Watford FC vs Manchester City FC – Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Manchester City’s last four away games have all finished with over 2.5 goals. Two of the last three games for Watford have seen over 2.5 goals. Watford can take advantage of City’s leaky defence. Our total goals prediction is for the game to witness over 2.5 goals, which can be backed at 13/20 with BetVictor.
Watford FC vs Manchester City FC – First Goalscorer odds
Gabriel Jesus has been in fine form with three goals in his last four games. This away game is likely to provide plenty of counter-attacking opportunities for the Brazilian, who can be backed to score the first goal at 7/2 with Paddy Power.
Watford FC vs Manchester City FC –
Manchester City 2-1 win at 8/1 with BetVictor
Gabriel Jesus to score the first goal at 7/2 with Paddy Power