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Manchester City v Watford Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

22:56 EAT 02/01/2018
Raheem Sterling Manchester City celebrate
Pep Guardiola's men remain in fantastic form and our tipster is backing the runaway league leaders to hammer the Hornets in Tuesday's tussle

Despite being held to a goalless draw by Crystal Palace, Manchester City stretched their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 14 points on Sunday afternoon.

The Citizens have dropped just four Premier League points thus far this season and are firm favourites to make an immediate return to winning ways when they welcome out-of-sorts Watford to Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.

Match odds:

Pep Guardiola’s charges remain unbeaten in domestic competition this season, while the runaway leaders have already scored 61 goals in the top tier this term despite drawing a blank for the first time in the Premier League this term against Roy Hodgson's Eagles; furthermore, City boast the best defensive record in the division.

As such, it is surely no surprise that the hosts begin as dabblebet’s 1/8 (1.13) favourites to win against Watford; the same firm offer just 4/9 (1.44) that Guardiola’s team lead at both half time and full time against the Hornets.

Marco Silva’s side have suffered a dramatic dip in form in recent weeks, for they have picked up just four points from their last eight fixtures. The Hornets looked on course for back-to-back Premier League victories for the first time since November at the weekend, but they conceded two goals inside the final five minutes as they slipped to an agonising 2-1 defeat against Swansea City.

Given that shocking slump, the visitors are chalked up as a chunky 20/1 (21.0) chance to become the first English side to defeat Manchester City this season, while the odds compilers offer 17/2 (9.50) that the Hornets secure a share of the spoils when they visit the league leaders.

City going for goals:

Manchester City have managed no fewer than eight goals from their last two Premier League matches on their own patch and the hosts can be backed at just 4/9 (1.44) with dabblebet to score at least three goals against the Hornets.

The odds compiler also offers 1/3 (1.34) that the men from Manchester win by at least two clear goals – that particular play would have landed in seven of the nine Premier League victories that Guardiola’s side have recorded on home soil so far this season.

Both Teams to Score?

Despite having conceded fewer goals than any other team in the top tier, Manchester City have conceded in five of their last seven Premier League wins on home soil and that may offer a ray of hope to the Hornets, for Silva’s side have found the net in four of their last five fixtures; dabblebet offer 19/20 (1.95) that there are goals in both ends in this game.

Tips and Predictions:

Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling started on the bench against Crystal Palace on Sunday but both men will surely come into contention for a place in the startling line-up here - particularly with Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne set to miss out - and, so, value may lie in backing Guardiola’s men to get back amongst the goals in this game.

It is, therefore, dabblebet’s 11/10 (2.10) quote for this free-scoring City side to notch more than three goals against the Hornets that appears to offer punters a path to profit ahead of Tuesday’s tussle at Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City to score over 3.5 team goals at 11/10 (2.10) for a 1pt stake with dabblebet