Tuesday 4 Dec

Watford vs Manchester City - Match Preview

04 Dec 2018 Ed Mackey ENGLAND: Premier League
ENGLAND: Premier League

Watford FC

  • W
  • L
  • D
  • L
  • L


20:00 GMT
04 December 2018

Manchester City

  • W
  • W
  • W
  • D
  • W

20:00 GMT 04 December 2018

The Premier League is heading into its annual hectic festive period and there is a full round of midweek fixtures this week. One of those sees Watford play host to runaway league leaders Manchester City.


  • Watford have been average in the league so far and find themselves 10th in the table. Although, they’ve won just one of their last five and are beginning to slip down the table with a disappointing 2-0 loss away at Leicester in their last game. They are able to break into the top six with an unlikely win if results go their way this week.
  • Man City look good value to retain their league title after winning 12 and drawing two of their opening 14 games. They have scored 43 league goals which may help them on the way to breaking their own record. They’ve won each of their last six matches in the Premier League, including a 3-1 win against Bournemouth last time out.
  • Roberto Pereyra’s early season form has tailed off but he’s still their leading scorer in the league with five goals.
  • Two of the four leading scorers in the Premier League this season belong to Man City as Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero have eight goals.


Watford’s recent record against Man City certainly doesn’t make good reading as they have lost each of the last eight meetings in all competitions. The Citizens have scored three or more goals in the last three of those whilst Watford have scored in three of those eight fixtures. The most recent game saw City win 3-1 in January thanks to goals from Aguero and Sterling.


As mentioned, Watford can move up the table if they somehow win Tuesday’s match. They are without Daryl Janmaat and Tom Cleverly for the clash.

Latest matches: Watford FC

01.12.2018 Prem Leicester City Watford FC 2:0 L
24.11.2018 Prem Watford FC Liverpool FC 0:3 L
10.11.2018 Prem Southampton FC Watford FC 1:1 D
03.11.2018 Prem Newcastle United Watford FC 1:0 L
27.10.2018 Prem Watford FC Huddersfield Town 3:0 W


The visitors can extend their lead at the top of the Prem over Liverpool to five points with a win. Aguero faces a late fitness test while Benjamin Mendy and Kevin De Bruyne remain out with the latter soon to return.

Latest matches: Manchester City

01.12.2018 Prem Manchester City Bournemouth AFC 3:1 W
27.11.2018 UEFA Olympique Lyon Manchester City 2:2 D
24.11.2018 Prem West Ham United Manchester City 0:4 W
11.11.2018 Prem Manchester City Manchester United 3:1 W
07.11.2018 UEFA Manchester City FC Shakhtar Donetsk 6:0 W


There is no doubt that Man City are massive favourites to take the points on Tuesday night despite being away from home. Backing them with a handicap of one or two goals will probably be worthwhile as they continue their domination of English football.

About the author - Ed Mackey

Experienced sports writer and huge Leicester City fan.

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