Reigning champions Manchester City will be looking to extend their winning streak to 8 games in all competitions when they host Watford in the Premier League at City of Manchester Stadium (Etihad Stadium), in Manchester, England, on Saturday night (IST).
What competition it is? Premier League
Teams: Manchester City and Watford
Kick Off: Saturday 09 March
Match Timing: 11:00 PM (IST)
Where the game is played? City of Manchester Stadium (Etihad Stadium) (55.097)
TV Info: Star Network has the rights to broadcast Premier League matches in India. While the premier members can also catch the action on Hotstar App.
Manchester City received a huge favor from a Merseyside club the last weeknd which put them back to the top of the table. Everton frustrated Liverpool, scuffing out the energy from the Reds and forced a 0-0 draw in the 233rd Merseyside derby at Goodison Park last weekend.
The result boosted City’s chances of becoming the first team in more than a decade to win the two consecutive Premier League title. As things stand, they are at the top with 71 points from 29 matches, while Liverpool are a point behind at second.
City will be playing this game 24 hours earlier than Jurgen Klopp’s men, so it’s a chance for them to extend their lead at the top to four points. Considering how Liverpool have been dealing wth the pressure of late, the lead could remain intact after Liverpool play their home game against Burnley.
Watford, meanwhile, have overachieved to some extent. But nothing can be taken away from them and they are flying high on the table because of their belief and manager’s approach towards the game.
Javi Garcia has evolved this Watford quad into an attacking force to the extent that they have scored an impressive 41 goals in the league, 7th best. But it has also affected them in the opposite half as they have conceded 41 times.
Improving that particular area in this game looks a job too impossible to finish here, but one thing for sure, Watford can cause damage when going forward.
Manchester City – W W W W L W
Watford – D W W W L W
MCI vs WAT Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Manchester City vs Watford Team News:
Injured – Pep Guardiola could be without seven first-team players for this match. Claudio Bravo remains a long-term absentee while joining him on the sidelines are defender Aymeric Laporte, midfielder Fernandinho and playmaker Kevin de Bruyne.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Also, John Stones is a huge doubt for the match. In addition, Benjamin Mendy and Fabian Delph have both made progress in injury rehabilitation. But the duo is not expected to feature here.
Note: With the huge game against Schalke coming up, Pep Guardiola may rotate his side for this match.
Key Players – Aguero, Sane, Mahrez
Injured – Watford have a clean bill of health.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: Javi Garcia has no reasons to change his squad here.
Key Players – Deeney, Deulofeu
Manchester City– Ederson (GK), Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Zinchenko; Bernardo, Gundogan, D.Silva; Mahrez, Aguero, Sane
Watford– Foster (GK), Janmaat, Mariappa, Cathcart, Holebas; Pereyra, Doucoure, Capoue, Hughes; Deeney, Deulofeu
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Manchester City are on the longest winning run in the Premier League and we back them to win this match.
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