Watford and Manchester City meet forces at Vicarage Road Stadium, in a match for the 37th round of the Premier League. In the last head ‑ to ‑ head for this edition of the league, played on 21‑09‑2019, Manchester City won at home by (8‑0). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which registers 4 victories in the last 4 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 04‑12‑2018, for the Premier League, which ended with the victory of Manchester City by (1‑2). The goals of the match were scored by A. Doucouré (85 ‘), for Watford, and L. Sané (40’) and R. Mahrez (51 ‘), for Manchester City. The home advantage may play an important role in this match, since Watford presents considerable differences in their results at home and away.
The home team is currently in 17th position, with 27 points won, after 6 wins, 9 draws and 14 losses. In the penultimate match, they won at home against Liverpool by (3‑0). In the last match, they lost in an away match to Crystal Palace, by (1‑0). This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. In their last 10 home games for the championship, Watford won 4, drew 3 and lost 3, earning 15 points from 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent final result at half-time was 0‑0 (7 in 14 games). His offense has scored consistently, as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 29 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 12 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 14 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 6 of their 16 goals between minutes (46’ ‑ 60 ‘).
Watford’s team leaves for this game with a 3-1 loss on the field trip to West Ham United, ending two consecutive victories in this English championship: Deeney scored the team’s only goal. Taking into account that the local team needs to add the three points. The home team has a habit of playing in a traditional 4-3-3, where the three most advanced pieces are Welbeck, Sarr and Deeney, the latter being the team’s scorer with 9 goals scored. The team’s brain is the Doucouré midfielder, responsible for defining and carrying out the attacks of his team. Outside of this game are Deulofeu, Janmaat, Success and Capoué, all with physical problems.
Manchester City :
The visiting team is currently in 2nd place, with 57 points won, after 18 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Leicester City, by (0‑1). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Manchester United, by (2‑0). This is a team that presents similar results at home and away, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 11 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses as a visitor; against 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. In their last 10 away games for the championship, Manchester City have recorded 5 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses, so they have won 16 points out of 30 possible. His offense has scored consistently, as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches for this competition there is a tendency for goals, since 10 of the last 15 matches have ended with Over 2.5 goals. In 28 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 10 times and only got 3 comebacks.
The Manchester City team in this match with a 2-0 loss against Arsenal, in a game that counts for the semifinal of the Cup of England. In the last game of the English league, the visiting club beat Bournemouth 2-1. The three arrows pointed at the opponent’s goal will be Bernardo Silva, Sterling and Gabriel Jesus, and the intervener responsible for defining and conducting the attacks of his team is Kévin de Bruyne. Forward Sterling is Manchester City’s top scorer with 17 goals scored. The visiting coach cannot count on Agüero and Claudio Bravo, both with physical problems.