Man City vs Watford Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 23/04/2022

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Football Whispers Predictions for Man City vs Watford

Man City only have a 1pt lead at the top of the Premier League table and simply have to keep on winning as their title rivals Liverpool appear to be in fantastic form. Watford arrive at the Etihad in need of points as they try to escape the clutches of relegation but a defeat this weekend could see the Hornet slip down to last place.

Kevin De Bruyne to Score

Man City's chief playmaker is on the verge of having his best goalscoring season in the Premier League and needs just two more goals to equal his best-ever tally of 13, scored during the 2019/20 campaign. The Belgian superstar has scored 6-goals in his last 10 appearances for Man City in all competitions and is due a goal this weekend having failed to score in each of his last three outings. Watford have a leaky defence and De Bruyne has a great chance to get on the scoreboard against them this weekend.

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Man City to Win-to-Nil

Man City are the big favourites to beat Watford this weekend and actually haven't lost against their guests since way back in 1987. City have secured wins in each of their last seven matches against the Hornets and have kept a clean sheet in three of their last four wins against Saturday's guests. The hosts have also secured three wins from their last six matches in all competitions, keeping clean sheets in each of those victories. Watford have lost five of their last si league games, failing to score in three of those losses.

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Man City vs Watford: Key Stats & Figures

Watford face an uphill battle against title-challenging Man City

Man City might well have been nervous when they went in at the break against Brighton goalless but a vintage second-half display helped earn Guardiola's men the win they simply had to get. Mahrez opened the scoring in the 53rd-minute and Foden made it 2-0 in the 65th-minute. Silva wrapped up the 3pts with 8-minutes left on the clock, making the final scoreline 3-0.

Man City Predicted Lineup: Ederson Moraes, Cancelo, Laporte, Aké, Dias, Gündoğan, De Bruyne, Silva, Rodri, Foden & Mahrez

Watford know they have to make the most of their home games if they want to stay in the Premier League for another season, so losing to Brentford will have been a huge disappointment for Hodgson and co. Brentford took the lead in the 15th-minute but Watford got back onto level terms through Dennis in the 55th-minute. With the game heading for a draw and the nerves clearly showing in the Watford players, Brentford mustered one last attack and scored a winning goal through defender Jansson with virtually the last kick of the game.

Watford Predicted Lineup: Foster, Kabasele, Femenía, Kamara, Samir, Sissoko, Kucka, Louza, Dennis, Sarr & Pedro

Team News

Man City: Walker and Stones are slight injury concerns for the home side this weekend.

Watford: Kalu, Troost-Ekong, Baah, Hernandez and Nkoulou could miss the trip to the Etihad.

Man City vs Watford – Q&A

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  • Who are the favourites to win? – Man City are the overwhelming favourites to win.
  • What was the score when these two teams last met? – Watford 1-3 Man City, 04/12/21.
  • What time is kick-off? – 15:00 GMT, 16:00 CET.

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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.