Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Watford will look to avoid another carnage when they take on Manchester City at the Vicarage Road in the midweek action. Watford have come to the verge of dropping out of the top 10 places following the recent turnaround of results. Manchester City still remain top of the Premier League 2018-19 table but their lead over Liverpool stands at the same two points. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Watford were beaten 2-0 by Leicester City at the King Power Stadium as a lack of offensive impact from the Hornets led to a win for the Foxes. This was the fourth consecutive league match without a win for Watford.
Manchester City kept their place at the top of the table with a comfortable 3-1 success over Bournemouth. This was the sixth consecutive Premier League success for City.
The recent game between City and Watford produced a 3-1 victory at Etihad Stadium. This was preceded by a 6-0 mauling from City at the Vicarage Road back in September 2017. Our betting tips and predictions expect a victory for Manchester City.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Manchester City win at 1.30[/bet_tip_now]
Watford have a decent home record but it is extremely ill-advised to back them in this match. City have been superior to any other team in the Premier League by a huge margin. Watford have a reason to be worried about this encounter after having lost three out of the reason for games. City have also enjoyed a strong surge of goals against Watford in recent times. Our preview would opt for a win for the visitors.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Manchester City win at 1.30[/bet_tip_now]
Watford vs Manchester City draw odds: 6.00
Watford win odds: 11.00
Correct Score odds
City have come up with a tremendous 14 goals in the last three games against Watford. However, the likelihood of the Hornets suffering a heavy loss is quite low with Javi Gracia’s men possessing a decent defence this season. City may rotate the team in order to avoid tiredness and this could end up taking away their momentum in terms of scoring goals. Our correct score prediction would go with a 3-0 win for the visitors.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Manchester City 3-0 win at 9.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Manchester City have been scoring goals for fun this season, while Watford have been unable to get a goal in three out of the last four matches. The heavy dependence on Roberto Pereyra for their success is starting to tell, as Isaac Success has been unable to make any inroads. Our total goals prediction would go with over 2.5 goals even if the home team do not contribute.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.44[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Sergio Aguero did not feature against Bournemouth during the weekend but he is set to come back from his minor muscle injury. The Argentine has an impeccable record against Watford after grabbing 10 goals in just six matches – including six in the last three. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Aguero, who has eight league goals this season.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Sergio Aguero at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
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