Manchester City and Watford face at Etihad Stadium, in a match for the 6th round of the Premier League. At this stadium, the head‑to‑head history favours the home team, since they have a record of 4 wins in the last 4 matches. Sure enough, the last time these teams met at this stadium, on 09‑03‑2019, in a match for the Premier League, Manchester City won by (3‑1). The goals of the match were scored by R. Sterling (46′ , 50′ and 59′ ), for Manchester City, and by Deulofeu (66′ ), for Watford.
Man City VS Watford
21 September 2019 – 15:00
Regular Season – Round 6
21 Sep – 15:00
Who will be the winner?
Analysis of Manchester City
The home team is currently in the 2nd position of the league, with 10 points won, after 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Brighton & Hove Albion, by (4‑0). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Norwich City, by (3‑2). In their last match, for the UEFA Champions League, they got an away win against Shakhtar Donetsk by (0‑3). In the last 10 home matches Manchester City has won 9 and tied 1. Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 5 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, since 22 of the last 29 have ended with Over 2,5 goals.
Manchester City comes motivated for this match after a 0-3 away win against Shakhtar, to the Champions League: Mahrez, Gundogan and Gabriel Jesus. The Manchester club usually plays in a 4-3-3, where the three men responsible for launching panic on the defensive opponent are Sterling, Aguero and Mahrez. Thus, acting at home, it’s expectable that Manchester City will adopt a very offensive posture, with the objective of continuing the good moment they’re going through. For this match, the home team’s coach shouldn’t be able to count on Laporte, Stones and Sané for being injured.
Analysis of Watford
The away team is currently in the 20th position of the league, with 2 points won, after 2 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Newcastle United, by (1‑1). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Arsenal, by (2‑2). In the last 10 away matches Watford has won 3, tied 1 and lost 6.
In this competition, they haven’t won any of the last 5 matches. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded at least one goal in each of the last 5 matches for this competition.
Watford comes for this performance after a home draw, by two balls, against Arsenal. The visiting team usually acts in a 4-3-3 tactical system, favoring the quick transitions, mainly through the flanks. In this drawing, the three forward players usually are: Deulofeu, Gray and Hughes. One of the strengths of the visiting team is how they can respond to a disadvantage. Watford coach won’t be able to count on Troy Deeney for being handed over to the medical department.