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Prediction: Manchester City vs Watford

Harry Kettle in Free Soccer Predictions 21 Apr 2022

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Prediction: Man City win

Best Odds: 1/10

Bookmaker: 888sport

We’re into the final few weeks of the Premier League season and things are really starting to heat up at both ends of the table. The title race is as close as it’s been in years, the relegation scrap is still wide open and all 20 clubs want to make a statement before the campaign draws to a close. Today, we’re going to take a look at what should be an intense clash between two sides at either end of the spectrum – Manchester City and Watford.

Manchester City

Manchester City are still in with a shout of winning a historic double as they pursue silverware in the Premier League and the Champions League. Their European ambitions have been well documented under Pep Guardiola but for the sake of this encounter, they’ll need to understand that one small slip-up could allow Liverpool to shoot ahead of them with the margin for error being incredibly small.

Team News

Ake and Stones are both considered to be fitness doubts with Walker being the only player officially ruled out through injury.

Watford

Watford supporters will see their team lingering seven points from safety and they’ll be the first ones to admit that they’re in a bit of bother. Roy Hodgson is hardly the sort of motivational figure you need to get you out of a pickle this severe and as they’ve been doing for years now, they seem destined to yo-yo back down to the Championship – where they’ll probably be able to stage yet another promotion push.

Team News

Watford have more than a few issues to deal with on the injury front with the following list of players being on the shelf: Baah, Hernandez, Sierralta, Troost-Ekong and Nkoulou.

Factors to Consider

  • In their last meeting back in December, Man City beat Watford 3-1.
  • Man City have won three, drawn two and lost one of their last six games.
  • Watford have won one and lost five of their last six games.
  • Man City have scored 10 goals and conceded five in their last six games.
  • Watford have scored five goals and conceded 15 in their last six games.

Conclusion

This isn’t going to be a hard one to explain because at this moment in time, Manchester City are one of the best clubs in world football – and Watford are barely clinging to their top flight status. This is going to be a case of ‘how many’ as opposed to what the result will be, with City putting their foot down from the word go. We’re going to stick to a simple 3-0 scoreline that should, really, save Watford’s blushes.

Prediction: Man City win

Best Odds: 1/10

Bookmaker: 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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