Watford vs Manchester City – Saturday 16th September 2017 – 15:00 


Watford are 7/1 with Andre Gray at 9/1 to score first.

Watford face Manchester City at Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon, in another weekend of Premier League football.

The Hornets come into this match in good form, especially after beating Southampton 2-0 at St.Mary's last weekend.

It was a frustrating match and performance from the Saints, with Claude Puel sacked for his poor home showings.

Watford took the lead in the first half through Abdoulaye Doucoure (38), with the Frenchman producing a clinical volley.

Daryl Janmaat made it 2-0 just after the hour mark (66), with the defender lashing home from 30 yards.

This is a poor result for Pellegrino, he will need to produce far better performances if he is to keep his job.

Pressure On Silva 

The Hornets have had a good start to the season, with two wins and two draws in their opening four matches.

Wins against Bournemouth and Southampton have come either side of draws against Brighton and Liverpool.

This unbeaten stretch has taken them to the dizzy heights of fourth in the table, with eight points.

Their only defeat of the season has come in the EFL Cup, a 3-2 defeat against Bristol City at home.


Hornets Underdogs

Watford come into this match as the underdogs, with free scoring City the overwhelming favourites.

The Hornets will be looking to win this fixture, securing another great result against a top side.

Watford lost their last game against Man City 5-0, they will be looking to avoid another huge turnover.

Big Challenge

Pep Guardiola's side come into this match in scintillating form, securing a 4-0 win away against Feyenoord.

John Stones proved to be the unlikely source for City's first goal (2), with the defender scoring an early header.

A more familiar name joined the score sheet, with Sergio Aguero scoring City's second eight minutes later (10).

Gabriel de Jesus made it three fifteen minutes later (25), effectively ending the contest at 3-0.

John Stones returned for his second and City's fourth on the night (63), his second header of the night.

Top Form

That was a perfect performance in their opening Champions League game, with City dominating the game.

They come into this match in free scoring form, scoring nine goals including last weeks 5-0 thrashing of Liverpool.

Manchester City find themselves second in the table, narrowly behind neighbours United who have scored two more goals.

Guardiola's side face a Watford team who have had a solid start, but they do have an excellent record against the Hornets.


City Favourites

Manchester City come into this match as favourites, with City in phenomenal form coming into this tie.

Pep Guardiola's men will be looking to win this fixture, putting pressure on United who play Everton on Sunday.

City will be looking to make it seven successive wins against Watford on Saturday.

Man City are 4/11 with Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus at 11/4 to open the scoring.


Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Aguero to score first @ 11/4

Tip 2 – Manchester City to win 4-2 @ 33/1

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