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Manchester City vs Watford Predictions: Preview, Line ups & Football Fantasy tips

Manchester City will start their 2018 campaign at home against Watford.

Preview 02 Jan 2018, 16:00 IST

Manchester City are in action tonight
Manchester City are in action tonight


Manchester City host Watford tonight in their first game of 2018 at the Etihad. Pep Guardiola’s men will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table after their winning run was brought to an end on New Year's Eve when they were held to a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace. Having dropped just four points all season, they'll be confident of returning to winning ways against Watford.

Watford have a dire record against Manchester City having lost their last five meetings with the Premier League leaders, conceding 17 goals and scoring just the one. The Hornets have lost five of their last six away league fixtures and are expected to struggle here

Previous Meeting: In mid-September, Manchester City destroyed Watford 6-0 at Vicarage Road. Sergio Aguero hammered in a hat-trick against The Hornets.

Recent Form

Manchester City: (WWWWWD) Played-21 Won-19 Loss-0 Draw-2 Points-59

Watford:(LLLLWL) Played:21 Won-7 Loss-10 Draw-4 Points-25

Predictions: Manchester City 4 : 0 Watford

Team News 

Manchester City: John Stones was fit enough to make the bench against Crystal Palace and should return to the first team fold for the welcome of Watford. Gabriel Jesus sustained a serious knee injury at Selhurst Park and could be out for time time, while Benjamin Mendy, Phil Foden and Vincent Kompany all miss out.

Kevin De Bruyne was also forced off late on against Crystal Palace and with David Silva likely to miss out due to personal reasons, Bernardo Silva could start in the midfield.

Man City probable line-up:

Manchester City

Watford: Marco Silva is expected to make a number of changes to his XI. Tommie Hoban, Craig Caithcart, Nathaniel Chalobah, Younes Kaboul, Kiko Femenia,Will Highes, Miguel Britos and Isaac Success are all sidelined through injury, while Troy Deeney is suspended. Andre Gray, Roberto Pereyra, Jose Holebas, Sebastian Prodl and Etienne Capoue could all start for the visitors.

Watford probable line-up:


Fantasy League Best 11 picks:

Ederson, Otamendi, Walker, Kabasele, Fernandino, Doucoure, Cleverly, Sterling, Aguero, Sane, Richarlson

Probable Man of the Match: Sergio Aguero

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