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Manchester City will be looking to extend its lead at the top of the table, as it hosts Watford this weekend in the Premier League 2021-22 season.
Both Manchester City and Liverpool are locked in a fierce battle to claim supremacy in English football. Manchester City had been enjoying a comfortable lead throughout most part of the season. However, with the Citizens dropping points in 2 of its last 4 games, Liverpool has caught up and is now just 1 point behind the reigning champions. With 5 games still to go for both the clubs, the jury is still out on who will be the eventual winners.
After playing an intensely fought draw against Liverpool, Manchester City did get back to winning ways in its last outing, defeating Brighton by a comfortable margin of 3-0. With City all set to host Real Madrid for the Champions League semifinals next week, they will be looking to build up some winning momentum.
Watford, which earned itself a top-flight promotion for this season, is facing another relegation. Having lost 5 of their last 6 matches, Watford is currently 19th on the points table, and 7 points away from safety. Roy Hodgson’s side will need to come up with a few special performances in the upcoming games if they want to get out of the danger zone.
However, that seems pretty unlikely in this game, as most football betting sites are giving extremely long odds for an away win. Watford faced Brentford in its last outing, and both the teams were tied at 11 at 90 minutes. Only a stunning header by Jansson in stoppage time earned 3 points for the visitors.
Match prediction and football betting tips for Manchester City F. C. vs Watford F. C. Premier League 2021-22. The match is going to be played at the City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester, on 23rd April 2022.
Given the current form of Manchester City, this is likely to be a one-sided contest for the most part of the match. With an important game against Real Madrid coming up next week, Pep Guardiola is likely to rest some of his key players. Nathan Ake and John Stones are likely to start at the bench, along with Kyle Walker, who has an injured ankle.
For the visitors, Francisco Sierralta, Cucho Hernandez, and Samuel Kalu are likely to be unavailable for selection, while Troost-Ekong is likely to make a comeback.
Nevertheless, they should not cause the hosts any problems.
Bet on a Manchester City win.
The odds for this betting market are quite low but with the goal-scoring might of Manchester City in this match, that is to be expected. Each of the last 9 head to head games between the two clubs, across competitions, have seen more than 2.5 goals being scored. Each of the last 4 home games for Manchester City has produced more than 2.5 goals, and we predict a similar scenario for this match too.
Watford hasn’t been able to score in 3 of its last 4 games against Manchester City. The Citizens have a solid defense and have conceded just 20 goals this season, the least among all the clubs. Watford hasn’t scored in 3 of its last 4 away games and is unlikely to score in this one too.