Manchester City v Watford predicted lineups and match preview

Manchester City host newly-promoted Watford this weekend.

To be played on Saturday 29th August 2015 at 15:00. Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Odds: Man City 2/9, Draw 5/1, Watford 12/1

Manchester City will be looking to keep up their 100% start to the season when they face Watford on Saturday.

City have coasted past West Bromwich Albion, Chelsea and Everton so far this term, and now in front of an expectant Etihad Stadium, they will be backed heavily to beat Watford.

Manuel Pellegrini isn't expected to make many - if any - changes to his side this weekend, with Eliaquim Mangala likely to retain his place at centre back despite the arrival of Nicolas Otamendi.

Meanwhile, opponents Watford have had a tougher start to the season, drawing their first three Premier League games and bowing out of the Capital One Cup to Championship outfit Preston.

With no goals in their last three matches, the Hornets are struggling in the final third, though playing on the counter attack may suit the likes of Ikechi Anya and Odion Ighalo.

Quique Sanchez Flores' side are not expected to get anything out of this game, but they will also attempt to be tough to break down - and having not lost in the Premier League so far, City won't have it all their own way this weekend.

Man City predicted lineup

  • Joe Hart
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Vincent Kompany
  • Eliaquim Mangala
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Fernandinho
  • Jesús Navas
  • David Silva
  • Yaya Touré
  • Sergio Agüero
  • Raheem Sterling

Watford predicted lineup

  • Heurelho Gomes
  • Craig Cathcart
  • José Holebas
  • Nyom
  • Sebastian Prödl
  • Ikechi Anya
  • Valon Behrami
  • Etienne Capoue
  • Jurado
  • Troy Deeney
  • Odion Ighalo

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