"Watford" needs points. Nigel Pearson's team has nowhere to retreat. It's hard to say what kind of mood Manchester City will have. On the one hand, the team can try to rehabilitate themselves for the failure in the FA Cup semi-finals, but on the other hand, there is no more motivation in the Premier League.
After the New Year's break, the Hornets gained a good move and produced a good series of successful matches, which ended not only with a victory, but with a defeat of Liverpool (3: 0).
To date, the Golden Boys have won eight wins and 10 draws, bringing 34 points and 17th place. The departure area is only three points away.
The weak link of the team is the defense, which has the fourth worst result in the league and the attack did not particularly distinguished itself - 34 goals, nine of which had Dini and Sarr scored five.
Summer session of the Premier League "yellow army" is unsuccessful and only two home victories in a row over Norwich (2: 1) and Newcastle United (2: 1) helped hosts to stay afloat. In the last match, the Hornets lost away to West Ham (1: 3).
In today's match, Delofeu, Saxes, Fulchier and Yanmat, who cannot cope with a knee injury, will not be able to enter the field.
In the championship, Pep Guardiola missed out on a win back in the winter when he missed Liverpool and couldn't do anything with Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday. 0: 2 and fans of the team never saw any serious struggle, which is confirmed by the fact that City players were so “eager” to fight that they did not receive a single card.
Well, perhaps the coach and the club's management have such a plan for the remaining matches of the protracted 2019/20 season. In the first game of the 1/8 finals of the Champions League, the Blues were able to beat Real Madrid away and two weeks later have a good chance of overall success in the confrontation with the Spanish champion.
In the Premier League, the "sky blues" got 24 points and three draws, with the best attack line of 93 goals. The team's top goalscorers are Sterling (17 goals) and Aguero (16 goals).
MC won last three matches in a row, beating Bournemouth last Wednesday (2: 1), for which we made a forecast.
In today's match, Aguero and Bravo, who has an injured knee, will not be able to enter the field.
In our opinion, there will be no sensations today. After losing the Cup, City will try to smooth out their guilt in this duel. We assume a confident victory for guests, but we can hardly wait for a repeat of the first round.
Our prediction is that Manchester City will win + total over 2.5 goals, and we bet on BC 1xBet with the odds of 1.81
Our prediction - Total under 2,5
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