Their players have had ample time to rest up ahead of this one, and so there is no need for Pep Guardiola to make wholesale changes to his side. That presumably means that Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus will continue their fine pairing in attack, with David Silva and Kevin de Bruyne pulling the strings in midfield. At full pelt, this Man City side is a joy to behold.
Their only absentee at present is Vincent Kompany, who is, believe it or not, injured. The Belgian’s absence hasn’t harmed the Citizens too much of late – they’ve kept two consecutive clean sheets – but there are caveats. Liverpool ripped them to shreds at the back until Sadio Mane’s sending off, while Feyenoord tried to play on the counter attack with minimal success.
We fancy this Watford outfit will be rather more expressive, however….
The Hornets have scored two or more goals in three of their four league outings to date, and as we saw in their 3-3 draw with Liverpool they aren’t afraid of going toe-to-toe with the big guns.
We expect City to win this game – we simply have to given their form this term – but don’t be afraid of backing Watford to score in some capacity on Saturday.
Manchester City to Win & Over 3.5 Goals (7/4 with bet365)