Watford v Man City – Vicarage Road at 17:30 live on Sky Sports 1
Manchester City make the trip to Hertfordshire this Saturday for their first fixture of 2016 against Watford.
The Citizens will be hoping to record their first win on the road in 7 matches but face a very tough Hornets side who have exceeded all expectations so far this season.
Watford, under the management of Quique Flores, sit in 8th place just a couple of points off a European place and have been beaten just 4 times in 10 at Vicarage Road this term. However those 4 defeats have come against 3 teams that finished in the top 6 last season and Crystal Palace.
Last time out they suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Spurs and are going to find it tough to keep the likes of Aguero, Silva and Yaya Toure at bay on Saturday. That said, City’s away form certainly won’t scare Flores and his over-achieving side.
The Citizen’s have not won away from home since their fortuitous 1-0 late win over Crystal Palace back in September. It’s due to their road form that has seen them drop into 3rd after their 0-0 draw away at Leicester on Tuesday, 3 points behind the Foxes and Arsenal.
They are in desperate need of a big win on the road but this is a tougher test than the 1.71 on a City win suggests.
Man City should break down the Watford defence, despite not breaking the deadlock at Leicester. They will need to be careful of Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo at the other end though, as their defence is still looking shaky and the Hornet’s talisman are in fine form.
With City too short at 1.71, Watford are the better option in the Asian Handicap market +0.75 at 2.02. If they can hold City to a draw, which they are more than capable of, then it will be profitable.
However for my official recommendation, the Asian Line of Over 2.75 goals looks too appealing to miss at 1.95. I’m expecting goals from both sides in what should be an enthralling match with both sides out to win the game.
Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Over 2.75 goals at 1.95
Prices correct at time of writing.
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