After their 100% start to the season, the wheels look to have really come off for Watford, who now have just two wins to their name from their last 10. Things don’t get any easier for the Hornets here either as they welcome a Manchester City side unbeaten since September to Vicarage Road.
What’s more, City has won their last eight meetings with Watford, and have scored 11 goals in their last two visits to Vicarage Road. Watford may have been solid at the back under Gracia, but few will give them a fighting chance of keeping City out.
Indeed, this should be a routine win for the visitors.
Watford- Etienne Capoue is suspended after his red card in the 2-0 loss at Leicester on Saturday, with Nathaniel Chalobah in line to deputise for the Frenchman.
Adalberto Penaranda and Tom Cleverley are both sidelined due to a lack of fitness, while Daryl Janmaat is a doubt. Bet Now
Javi Gracia could make a couple of changes to the side that lost at the weekend, with Troy Deeney, Christian Kabasele and Adam Masina among those who could come in.
Manchester City- Sergio Aguero is a doubt after he missed the 3-1 win over Bournemouth on Saturday and some reports suggest he could be out until the New Year, while Oleksandr Zinchenko sustained a broken nose in the victory and may miss out.
Fabian Delph, John Stones, Kyle Walker and David Silva could all come into the XI that featured from the off against Bournemouth, while Riyad Mahrez will also be pushing for a start.
Man City have won their last 8 matches against Watford in all competitions.
Man City have won 10 of their last 12 away matches (Premier League).
Man City have scored at least 2 goals in their last 8 matches against Watford in all competitions.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Watford’s last 6 home games (Premier League).
Man City have been winning at both half time and full time in their last 4 matches against Watford in all competitions.
Watford has seen over 2.5 goals in their last 3 home matches against Man City in all competitions.
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