December 03, 2021 8:52 AM
Last modified date: December 03, 2021 1:58 PM
Alex Sarwar

Watford vs Man City Preview & Prediction

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When is Watford vs Man City taking place? Watford vs Man City will take place on Saturday 4th December, 2021 at 17:30 (UK)

Where is Watford vs Man City taking place? Watford vs Man City will take place at Vicarage Road in Watford

Where can I get tickets for Watford vs Man City? Ticket information for Watford vs Man City can be found on each club’s official website

What TV channel is Watford vs Man City on in the UK? Watford vs Man City will be televised live on Sky Sports

Where can I stream Watford vs Man City in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream Watford vs Man City live via Sky Go



  • Watford put up a valiant effort in midweek against leaders Chelsea, but ultimately succumbed to a 1-2 defeat as the class of the European champions eventually told as the game wore on.
  • Left-back Adam Masina was forced off the pitch due to injury and will miss out here, with the experienced Danny Rose starting in his place, whilst key winger Ismaila Sarr remains absent for the Hornets.


  • Man City had to fight right until the whistle this past Wednesday night, but managed to hold out a second-half fightback by Aston Villa to beat Steven Gerrard’s side 1-2, securing a sixth straight win in all competitions.
  • England international Jack Grealish made his return from injury off the bench, which will have been hugely welcomed by Pep Guardiola and the manager has confirmed that the likes of Kyle Walker, Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne are available for selection.



PREDICTED XI (4-1-4-1): Bachmann; Kiko Femenia, Cathcart, Troost-Ekong, Rose; Louza; Dennis, Cleverley, Sissoko, Joao Pedro; King

UNAVAILABLE: Foster (Injured), Baah (Injured), Etebo (Injured), N’Koulou (Injured), Masina (Injured), Sarr (Injured)

QUESTIONABLE: Sema (Injured), Sierralta (Injured)


PREDICTED XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Gundogan, Rodri, Bernardo Silva; Jesus, Foden, Grealish

UNAVAILABLE: Delap (Injured), Torres (Injured)



To say that matches between these two have historically ended badly for Watford would be an understatement! The Hornets have lost each of their last 13 matches in all competitions against Man City, the most recent three fixtures ending in an aggregate score of 18 goals to nil in favour of Pep Guardiola’s side. After a gruelling clash against Chelsea which will have taken plenty out of Claudio Ranieri’s players, an injury hit Watford squad are expected to struggle once again against Man City, who themselves contain a number of injuries, but have the depth to cope with such absences. The class of Guardiola’s men should tell here and Man City are expected to emerge victorious by at least two clear goals.


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