Watford vs Manchester City Match Analysis and Prediction

Relegation battles might ease for the Hornets, but they face an uphill battle against a far superior side. Vicarage Road sets to come alive as Watford play host to high flying side Manchester City. The match schedules for Tuesday with kickoff at 20:00 GMT.

A 3-1 loss to side West Ham was the final nail in the coffin for coach Nigel Pearson as his stint at the Vicarage came to an end. Nigel Pearson lost his job with only two matches remaining the league. The side is currently three points above the relegation zone.

Ex-manager Pearson will mark the third manager sacked by the Hornets following the exit of Javi Garcia and Quique Sanchez Flores. Under 23 head coach, Hayden Mullins will take charge of the remaining matches in the league.

Manchester City will have to move forward following a shocking 2-0 defeat to Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-finals. Two goals by Aubemeyang was enough to exit the side from the FA Cup after a lacklustre performance.

The Citizens are currently second on the Premier League and will be looking to kickstart their Champions League action against side Real Madrid. Pep Guardiola will be looking to overcome his defeat to former assistant coach Arteta.

Watford vs Manchester City Head to Head

Both sides have 14 games in league with Manchester City taking home twelve wins. Watford has not picked a win against the side. Here is a look at their previous encounters:

Watford

West Ham 3-1 Watford

Watford 2-1 Newcastle United

Watford 2-1 Norwich City

Chelsea 3-0 Watford

Watford 1-3 Southampton

 

Manchester City

Manchester City 2-1 Bournemouth

Brighton 0-5 Man City

Man City 5-0 Newcastle United

Southampton 1-0 Man City

Man City 4-0 Liverpool

 

Watford Team News

Long term absentees at the club include winger Gerard Deloufeu with a cruciate ligament rupture and Daryl Jamaat. Skipper Capoue remains a doubt for the clash after picking an injury during their encounter against West Ham. A replacement will in the form of Tom Cleverley. Another doubt for the match is forward Troy Deeney who hobbled off the pitch in their clash.

Manchester City Team News

Forward Sergio Aguero continues recovering from ankle surgery. Leading the attack will be Brazilian Gabriel Jesus, who has become a second priority for Pep. Youngster Phil Foden will get minutes after being left out in the FA semi-final defeat.

Prediction and Odds

Manchester City is favourites to pull off a win after their unceremonious exit from the FA Cup semi-finals.

Man City Win

Goals Over 2.5

Both Teams to Score

 

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