Tuesday 2 Jan

Manchester City vs. Watford Match Preview

02 Jan 2018 Keith M. ENGLAND: Premier League
ENGLAND: Premier League

Manchester City

  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • D


20:00 GMT
02 January 2018

Watford FC

  • L
  • L
  • L
  • W
  • L

20:00 GMT 02 January 2018

The Manchester City vs. Watford match will be played on Tuesday, January 2, at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Manchester City is currently 1st on the table with 59 points, while Watford is 10th on the table with 25 at the moment.


  • Crystal Palace ended Manchester City's impressive 18-matches winning streak in Premier League. That game was the first goalless draw in the season for Manchester City
  • Watford won only one out of their last eight matches in all competitions. They conceded at least one goal in each of those games.


In their last ten games Manchester City won eight, while two matches ended in a draw. Watford failed to defeat Manchester City in the 21st century. At the start of the season Manchester City celebrated a 6:0 victory in Watford, while the match before that ended with 5:0. Watford scored only one and conceded 17 goals in their last five games against Manchester City.


Manchester City's record breaking winning streak came to an unlikely end against Crystal Palace, but the biggest problem for Pep Guardiola are injuries that Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus suffered in that match. The Spaniard will be without his stars in the next few weeks in the best case scenario and he will have to think about other playing options and adapting his style. Bernardo Silva might finally have a more valuable role in the squad, while Sergio Aguero and David Silva will be the most important attacking threat for the rivals.

Latest matches: Manchester City

31.12.2017 Prem Crystal Palace Manchester City 0:0 D
27.12.2017 Prem Newcastle United Manchester City 0:1 W
23.12.2017 Prem Manchester City Bournemouth AFC 4:0 W
19.12.2017 EFL Leicester City Manchester City 4:5 W
16.12.2017 Prem Manchester City Tottenham Hotspur 4:1 W


Watford is in a terrible form. From the team which is the biggest favorite for the seventh place in the end of the season, they are currently 10th, with nine points less than seventh-placed Burnley. Watford will focus on the  match against Southampton next week, which will be an excellent chance to finally end their drought.

Latest matches: Watford FC

30.12.2017 Prem Watford FC Swansea City 1:2 L
26.12.2017 Prem Watford FC Leicester City 2:1 W
23.12.2017 Prem Brighton & Hove Albion FC Watford FC 1:0 L
16.12.2017 Prem Watford FC Huddersfield Town 1:4 L
12.12.2017 Prem Crystal Palace Watford FC 2:1 L


Despite problems with injured players, Manchester City is an absolute favorite to win the upcoming game.

About the author - Keith M.

Dedicated tipster with five years of experience. Devoted Arsenal fan and sports writer.

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