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Manchester City vs Watford

Manchester City vs Watford – Manchester City hosts Watford at the Etihad on 2nd January, Tuesday in their first English Premier League game of the year.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City have opened up a considerable lead at the top of the table with fifty-nine points after twenty-one games. Although they played out a goalless draw at Crystal Palace to end their year, Guardiola’s side are still the heavy favorites to clinch the league title.

Watford are tenth in the league standings with twenty-five points and have lost five of their previous six league games, including a 2-1 loss to Swansea last weekend.

Team News

Gabriel Jesus joins the list of absentees at Manchester City with Fabian Delph, Benjamin Mendy, Vincent Kompany and Phil Foden also sidelined through injuries. John Stones could return to the matchday squad while David Silva and Kevin de Bruyne face late fitness tests.

Watford will be without the suspended Troy Deeney and the injured Tommie Hoban, Craig Cathcart, Nathaniel Chalobah, Younes Kaboul, Kiko Femenia, Will Hughes, Miguel Britos and Isaac Success.

Manchester City Possible Starting Lineup: Ederson, Kyle Walker, Nicolas Otamendi, Elaquim Mangala, Danilo, David Silva, Fernandinho, Ilkay Gundogan, Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, Leroy Sane.

Watford Possible Starting Lineup: Heurelho Gomes, Daryl Janmaat, Sebastian Prodl, Christan Kabasele, Jose Holebas, Tom Cleverley, Etienne Capoue, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Roberto Pereyra, Andre Gray, Richarlison.

Contributor’s Pick

According to Manchester City vs Watford H2H Stats, Manchester City have won all of their previous five matches against Watford. In fact, Watford have not beaten Manchester City in any of their previous eleven games in all competitions, dating back to the 2001/02 season.

Manchester City are undefeated in their previous twenty-nine Premier League matches and have scored at least twice in their previous nine home games. A 2-0 win for Manchester City is the most probable result.

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