Pep Guardiola’s men have already wrapped up the Carabao Cup and Premier League title, although no team has ever won all three domestic trophies in one season.
Having won each of the last 10 consecutive matches against this opposition, they are overwhelming 1/5 (1.20) favourites with bet365 to enter the record books with another victory in the final.
The Hornets finished the league season in disappointing fashion with three successive defeats and are 10/1 (11.00) outsiders to lift the trophy for the first time in their history, or priced at 6/1 (7.00) to take it into extra-time by holding out for a draw.
Fernandinho will face a late fitness test after missing the last few weeks with a knee injury, while Claudio Bravo and Benjamin Mendy are both ruled out.
Jose Holebas is available after successfully appealing the red card he received on the final day of the season against West Ham, although Domingos Quina and Sebastian Prodl remain injured.
While they were made to wait until the final day of the season to see off Liverpool’s impressive challenge and retain their league title, the newly-crowned champions should have little trouble in collecting their third piece of silverware on Saturday.
Not only have the Citizens won each of the last 10 encounters against this opposition, they have averaged over three goals a game in doing so and struck 19 times in just the most recent five.
Having conceded nine times in their last three matches, it is hard to see Javi Gracia’s men ending their opponent’s prolific streak on current form.
Indeed, odds of 10/11 (1.91) seem generous on City ending another spectacular season on a high by scoring at least three times in the final against Watford.All odds correct at time of publish. Please gamble responsibly.