Betting preview: Manchester City – Watford: Back the Citizens to get back to winning ways

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The Sky Blues winning streak came to an end at Crystal Palace but will be looking to bounce back when they take on the Hornets

Premier League log leaders Manchester City kick off the New Year by hosting Watford at the Ethiad Stadium on Tuesday night.

Pep Guardiola’s men have been the runaway leaders this term, going on an 18-game winning streak since drawing Everton last August. It however ended with a goalless draw at Crystal Palace on New Year’s Eve.

Marco Silva Watford

Regardless they still hold a 12-point lead at the top of standings and will be confident of getting back to winning ways at odds of (1.16) with Bet365.

The Hornets on their path have been struggling of recent with their latest a home defeat to bottom side Swansea City. It’s definitely not pleasing times for Marco Silva and though his side still remain in 10th place, they are underdogs here at (19.00).

The same betting form prices odds of (8.50) for a draw at the end of 90 minutes.

Manchester City have won their last seven games with Watford in all competitions and are definite favourites to avoid defeat at (1.020).

What’s more is that this has been achieved by an aggregate scoreline of 24-3. Lots of goals should be envisaged in this tie and more than three goals surfacing in the blue half of Manchester is priced at (1.33).

The Hornets have failed to score in their last four league visits to the Ethiad Stadium, stretching back to 2001. Backing Pep’s men to win to nil is available at odds of (1.95).

Man City Watford PS

City are unbeaten in their last 22 Premier League games at home, wining 17 and drawing five. They look good to win both halves at (2.00) with Bet365.

Sergio Aguero has scored nine goals against Watford in all competitions, including six in the Premier League. The Argentine has 10 goals to his name this term and is favourite to score first at (3.25) and (1.40) anytime.

*Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.