2016-2017 English Premier League Match Prediction: Manchester City vs. Watford

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Match Venue: Etihad Stadium

Match Date: 15 December 2016

 

12BET (Football Tips) The Citizens will throw their frustration to Watford after a devastating defeat that was brought to them by the Foxes.

 

Head to Head Matches

02/01/2016      Watford 1:2 Manchester City

08/29/2015      Manchester City 2:0 Watford

25/01/2014      Manchester City 4:2 Watford

05/01/2013      Manchester City 3:0 Watford

21/04/2007      Watford 1:1 Manchester City

 

Team Analysis

Manchester City

Pep Guardiola’s side is unhappy with the fact that Leicester thrashed them with a 4-2 run. The game had highlighted how weak Manchester City is in terms of defense. The team failed to bounce back as they face a back to back loss – the first one was brought to them by Chelsea.

Their desire to win this campaign must be high if they want to bump-off Liverpool who’s currently seated on the third with only a single point deficit.

Sergio Aguero will miss four of their campaign including this one. The team will have to count on Nolito who gets to create a goal on their recent game, and will wait on how Raheem Sterling will turn their fate the other way around.

The pressure is on for the Citizens as they cannot settle for another loss here since they are trying to secure a spot in the international tournament next season.

Watford

The Hornets gets to bounce back from a back to back defeat after a do or die game against Everton. It was indeed a victory for the visitors as they win via 3-2 run, thanks to the magnificent play that Stefano Okaka gets to portray.

Walter Mazzari’s men is planning to climb a better position on their league table as they seated on the ninth spot, tied in term of points to Bournemouth on the eight.

Extending their win will be a challenge here as Manchester City holds a great record against them. Their aim now is to end the winless drought that the host hold and they can only do this if they will be able to use a good counter attack.

Prediction

Manchester City might hold the stadium advantage but the great pressure is within their hand as of the moment. The team had poor performance at home as they only won once from their last six games, although Watford is not that of a big threat. With the credential comes the doubt if the Citizens will be able to have an easy win here.

Celtics and Middlesbrough have proved that they can match the intensity of play that Pep Guardiola’s squad have by ending the game into a draw result. The probability of a stalemate result will occur on this rally.

Manchester City 1.25 (this odd might change)

Score: 1-1

 

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