Football Betting Tips: Watford vs Manchester City

Manchester City travel to Vicarage Road fresh off the back of a sensational week in which they scored 9 goals (against Liverpool and Feyenoord respectively) and Pep Guardiola’s blueprint at the Etihad seems to be finally coming together.  Watford sit in an impressive 4th place in the Premier League as Marco Silva has had an unbeaten start to life with the Hornets.

English Premier League – Watford vs Manchester City – Vicarage Road Saturday 16th September Kick-off: 15.00 GMT

  • Watford – Best Odds – 9/1 (Bet Victor)
  • Manchester City – Best Odds – 1/3 (Bet 365)
  • Draw – Best Odds  9/2 (Sporting Bet)


Marco Silva will be delighted with his team’s performances so far this season with their only disappointment being an EFL Cup defeat to Championship side Bristol City.

The Hornets sit 4th in the Premier League and look well set to avoid the drop this term. The signings of Nathanial Chalobah, Will Hughes and Andre Gray suggest that they are planning for the future at Vicarage Road which will excite their fans.

Watford managed a controversial 3-3 draw with Liverpool on the opening day of the season but this is arguably their biggest test of the campaign so far.

Manchester City

City travel to North London full of confidence after a superb week and they will want to keep the pressure on the early season pace setters Manchester United.

Whilst their 5-0 win over Liverpool was marred by the sending off of Sadio Mane, City were impressive in dismantling the Liverpool defence and then served a Champions League masterclass to Feyenoord on Wednesday night.

Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero alreasy have a combined total of 7 goals in all competitions for City this season and they could cause Watford plenty of problems defensively.

Head to Head 

Watford have never managed to beat City in their previous 6 Premier League meetings – with City winning 4 games and 2 matches ending in draws.

City very much had the upper hand last season – winning 2-0 at the Etihad before thumping the Hornets 5-0 on the final day of last season at Vicarage Road. 

Odds and Predictions

City look full of confidence and have won all 3 away games they’ve played this season.

Manchester City to score 2 or more goals looks a banker bet at 4/11 with Coral.

Watford have only failed to score once this season and pose a big attacking threat.

Both teams to score – YES – is a good bet 4/5 with Ladbrokes. 

Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero are in great form for City.

Both men are 8/11 to score anytime with Bet 365. 

These two teams have scored 17 goals between them in 8 games this term already.

Over 3.5 goals in the match represents good value at 7/5 with Betfair. 

Score Prediction 

Watford 1 – 3 Manchester City – 10/1 with Sky Bet. 

Top Betting Tip

Watford are in great form but if City play anywhere near their best they should be too strong here. Manchester City to win and over 2.5 goals in the game pays 2.08 with Coral. More tips on