League leaders Manchester City host relegation contenders Watford FC at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, April 23 for their matchday 34 clash in the Premier League 2021-22. The match kicks off at 7:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Manchester City vs Watford Premier League 2021-22 standings
Reigning champions Manchester City currently top the EPL 2021-22 points table with 77 points from 32 matches played. Pep Guardiola’s men are just a point clear of second-placed Liverpool heading into a tight race to the title in the final few weeks of the season.
Watford FC, meanwhile, are fighting a relegation battle at the other end of the table. Roy Hodgson’s men are 19th with 22 points from 32 games and seven points off the safety zone heading into the match against the defending champions.
Manchester City vs Watford Premier League 2021-22 odds
- Dafabet: Manchester City 1.12, Watford 25.00, Draw 10.00
- Bet365: Manchester City 1.10, Watford 26.00, Draw 10.00
- 10Cric: Manchester City 1.11, Watford 20.01, Draw 9.64
- Parimatch: Manchester City 1.12, Watford 23.00, Draw 10.00
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Manchester City vs Watford head-to-head
Over the years, Manchester City and Watford have gone up against each other 25 times. The Cityzens dominate the head-to-head record, having won 18 matches while Watford have come out on top just four times. Three matches have been drawn.
In fact, to trace Watford’s last victory against Man City, one needs to go way back to the 1991-92 season, when both teams were playing in the first division. Two draws in the 2006-07 season were the only times Watford made City drop points in the Premier League era.
If City win on Saturday, it will be their 15th straight victory over Watford - an unprecedented record by an English team against any opponent.
Manchester City vs Watford Premier League 2021-22 top picks and players to watch
Manchester City: With a galaxy of stars in their ranks, Man City have no dearth of match-winners in their side. With Watford expected to sit deep and defend, creative players like Kevin de Bruyne and Jack Grealish will be the focus for City on Saturday to unlock the spaces behind the Watford backline.
Watford: The fact that City will dominate possession and spend most of their time in the Watford half on Saturday is a given and the onus will be on the defensive players to try and weather the storm from the champions. Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster will be the most crucial name in the Watford line-up on Saturday and the Englishman will be fighting hard to keep his fourth clean sheet of the campaign.
Manchester City vs Watford Premier League 2021-22 prediction
Be it stats or current form, the odds are heavily stacked on Manchester City’s side on Saturday. Watford need a literal miracle to upset City, especially with the Sky Blues being extra focused with Liverpool breathing down their neck in a tight title chase.