Manchester City vs Watford: Premier League Match Preview, Predicted Line-ups and Dream11 Predictions

Manchester City will be looking to move four points clear at the top of the Premier League table when they welcome Watford to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

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Manchester City vs Watford: Premier League Match Preview, Predicted Line-ups and Dream11 Predictions

Manchester City vs Watford is the upcoming fixture in the Premier League as Watford travel to the home of Manchester City on Saturday.

Manchester City vs Watford: Match Preview:

Pep Guardiola's men are off a much needed 3-0 victory over Brighton in midweek, reinvigorating the team after disappointing 3-2 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Liverpool to earn a fourth win in their last six league outings.

The Hornets are, by contrast, on a run of five losses in their previous six Premier League fixtures, with defeats to Liverpool, Leeds and Brentford in their last three all but mathematically condemning Roy Hodgson's side to relegation this term.

Team News:

Manchester City:

Man City are again likely to be without Kyle Walker due to an ankle problem, while John Stones and Nathan Ake both picked up issues during the clash with Brighton on Wednesday.

Neither problem is believed to be serious, but Guardiola will not want to take any risks with the pair at such a key stage of the season, so there could be a return to the XI for Ruben Dias, who featured off the bench against Brighton, having now recovered from injury.

Guardiola will have one eye on the clash with Real Madrid, so it would not be a surprise to see a number of changes to the team for this match, with Fernandinho, Raheem Sterling, Jack Grealish, Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko potentially coming into the side.

Watford:

As for Watford, Cucho Hernandez, Samuel Kalu and Francisco Sierralta are still unavailable for selection, but William Troost-Ekong has now returned to full training.

Watford would hope that Ismaila Sarr puts in a great performance (Image-Premier League)

There are unlikely to be any surprises in the away side's XI on Saturday afternoon, with Emmanuel Dennis, Joao Pedro and Ismaila Sarr set to feature in the final third of the field.

Tom Cleverley and Joshua King are among the players pushing for spots in the side, but it could ultimately be same team that took to the field for the first whistle against Brentford last time out.

Manchester City vs Watford: Head to Head:

In 14 head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Manchester City hold the clear advantage. They have won all 14 games.

Predicted Line-ups:

Manchester City:Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko; Gundogan, Fernandinho, De Bruyne; Grealish, Sterling, Jesus

Watford:Foster; Femenia, Kabasele, Samir, Kamara; Sissoko, Louza, Lucka; Dennis, Pedro, Sarr

MCI VS WAT: Dream11 Predictions:

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