Watford v Manchester City tips – Hornets should carry a sting against City

Watford v Manchester City tips



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Betting Tip: Watford +1.00 @ 5/4 with bet365

Manchester City begin 2016 sitting three points behind Arsenal and Leicester City, with Manchester United six points off their total and champions Chelsea nowhere to be seen.

It’s looking good for Manuel Pellegrini although he’s without chief defender Vincent Kompany for the foreseeable future and the absence of the Belgian makes them a flimsy prospect on the road.

The Chilean continues to persist with Yaya Toure as a defensive midfielder, something that recently saw City come a cropper at the Emirates Stadium, while they were also unable to get more than a point in their match at Leicester.

At home, Manchester City are typically dangerous, with twenty-nine goals scored in ten matches and that’s in stark contrast to the eight goals managed from nine on the road.

The visitors are likely to take a cagey approach against a dangerous Watford side who were enjoying a five match unbeaten run before losing 2-1 at home to Tottenham. The sending off of Nathan Ake on the hour mark lends a mitigating factor.

The Hornets are never knowingly beaten and have a striker in Odion Ighalo who has plundered fourteen goals this term and he’s found the net in each of the past six matches.

The Nigerian should cause the City defence a few problems along with his partner in crime Troy Deeney, with Watford looking a huge price on the handicap market considering they recently beat Liverpool 3-0 at Vicarage Road before going to Stamford Bridge and claiming a 2-2 draw.

Betting Tip: Watford +1.00 @ 5/4 with bet365

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