Watford vs Manchester city: Manchester city vs Watford Live Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday’s Premier League game between Watford and Manchester City.Read about Man City v Watford in the Premier League 2017/18 season, including lineups, stats and live blogs, on the official website of the Premier League.
Manchester City’s credentials as one of the great Premier Leagueteams are strengthening with every game after six wins on the bounce, 22 goals scored and just three conceded in that time. On the other hand, having gained just one point from a possible 12 in the last four games, Watford could do without the visit of Guardiola’s side.
The winter break has claimed the scalp of many a title race, but City look prepared to survive the winter nights. In December and January last season, they dropped just five points in the eleven game period with the only defeat coming at Anfield. Aguero and Walker were both rested for their last game against Bournemouth, and with the squad depth City have, they are more than equipped to cope with midweek shifts.
Despite the recent poor form, Javi Gracia can be pleased with Watford’s season so far. Perreyra and Deulofeu have made enabled attractive football at Vicarage Road whilst ensuring the departure of Richarlison in the summer hasn’t inhibited their form. Capoue and Doucoure have provided a solid base to Watford’s midfield, but will have their work cut out against City’s midfield three.
Watford vs Manchester City kicks off at 20:00 GMT on Tuesday 4 December.
Watford vs Manchester City will be shown live on Sky Sports’ Main Event and Premier League channels from 20:00 GMT.
Sky customers can stream the match online via the Sky Go App, or you can get a Sky Sports Day Pass for just £7.99 on NOW TV:
Highlights will be shown on Wednesday at 22:45 on BBC One.
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City have scored a huge amount more than any other team in the league, but their conviction at the other end of the field has been criminally unsung. At the heart of this is Aymeric Laporte. The Frenchman distributes the ball exceptionally well- he’s behind only Jorginho for completed passes. Without the ball his aggressive defending on the front foot has denied forwards space and helped City stay high up the pitch. As long as he isn’t rested, Laporte looks set to continue his imperious vain of form.