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Manchester City vs Watford, Premier League Matchday 6: Team News, Preview and Prediction
Competition/Round: 2019/20 English Premier League – Matchday 6
Date/Time: Manchester City vs Watford – 21 September 2019, 15:00 GMT (UK); 10:00 EST, 07:00 PST (USA)
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, UK
Referee: Mike Dean
Assistants: Ian Hussin, Dan Robatham
Fourth Official: Jeremy Simpson
VAR: Craig Pawson
Assistant VAR: Richard West
TV Info: NBCSN (USA)
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Following Manchester City’s shocking defeat to Norwich City last weekend, the Sky Blues will look to return to winning ways as they host Watford on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Hornets earned a surprising draw against Arsenal and they will hope to replicate a similar performance against the current Champions of England.
Manchester City are without the injured Leroy Sané, Aymeric Laporte and John Stones. Phil Foden is our with a stomach virus.
Watford’s Craig Cathcart and Troy Deeney are injured and will not feature in this match.
Ederson; Cancelo, Walker, Fernandinho, Mendy; De Bruyne, Rodri, D. Silva; Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Foster; Kiko, Dawson, Kabasele, Holebas; Doucouré, Capoue; Pereyra, Cleverley, Deulofeu; Sarr
Manager: Quique Sánchez Flores
Manchester City were shocked last weekend as they lost 3-2 at Carrow Road. Norwich City’s victory was the seventh time a newly promoted English Premier League team defeated the EPL Champions, and sadly, the Sky Blues were guilty offenders on four of these seven occasions. With the match behind them, Manchester City will look to bounce back from this embarrassing defeat.
Watford, meanwhile, remain at the bottom of the 2019/20 EPL table. The Hornets have yet to win a match this season, having drawn two and lost three. Moreover, they have only managed to score four goals in five games. Nonetheless, Norwich showed that the current Champions of England may be beaten, and Watford may look to adopt Norwich’s strategy as the Hornets travel to the Etihad Stadium on Matchday 6.
Overall, this match will be much different than the 2018/19 FA Cup Final that took place four months ago. Manchester City are much weaker defencively, and Watford will look to capitalize on this opportunity. It is expected this will be a cagey match, but Manchester City’s front line should do just enough to get the job done on Saturday.
Manchester City 2-1 Watford
|September 21, 2019|
|Manchester City||2:00 PM||Watford|
|September 28, 2019|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers||2:00 PM||Watford|
|September 15, 2019|
|Watford||2 - 2||Arsenal|