Watford found in Marco Silva the ideal manager to give the team what their board was looking for.
Playing quality associated with results that don’t make them go through so much troubles. On this start of the season, the team has been playing on a good level on both aspects.
Still, they haven’t won at home yet. They got 2 draws, first against Liverpool and then against Brighton, two very different teams. Away from home, they have 2 wins, on their trips to Bournemouth and Southampton.
This Saturday, they will have the toughest test so far, in front of their own fans.
Manchester City’s passing will put Watford’s defensive strength to the test, who, after conceding 3 goals on their first match of the season, were able to get 3 clean sheets on the 3 following matches.
City, on the other hand, are on a streak of large victories that have raised their confidence levels, on a team where the connection between the manager’s ideas and the players’ is essential, in order to have a better campaign than they had last season.
On the mauling over Liverpool and Feyenoord, however, they have had slightly exaggerated performances considering their reality, because on the first case they benefited of the numerical advantage to do it and on the second case, their opponents’ competitive level was well below the one they find in the Premier League.
The draw suffered against Everton and the troubles felt to overcome Bournemouth should be examples we should take into consideration when we want to figure out what the Citizens are going to be able to do in Watford, in case Marco Silva’s team is able to maintain solid defensively.
The absence of Britos, who is suspended, will be an additional difficulty for Watford.
Watford vs Manchester City – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Considering this scenario, the chances of both teams scoring is high.
Manchester City should be “pushing” Watford into their own box and Marco Silva’s team should be able to unveil, in transition, space to surprise the defensive line of Guardiola’s side.
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