Watford have had a tough run of matches and it is not over yet; they are set to host the champions, Manchester City in the 15th round of matches. The hosts go into this game in 17th place on 13 points while City are second with 32 points. Watford have faced Arsenal, Manchester United, Leicester City and Chelsea in their last four matches. They’ve managed just one win in that run, a 4-1 victory over United and ahead of this game they suffered a 2-1 loss to Chelsea. In their last five league matches, Watford have four losses, no clean sheet and failed to score in two of the five. Each of their last three matches have produced over 2.5 goals and Emmanuel Dennis has been their top performer in recent matches, scoring in each of the last three.
Manchester City are coming from a 2-1 win over Aston Villa, keeping league leaders Chelsea within touching distance after their win over Watford. For the third straight game however, City failed to keep a clean sheet. They have six straight wins across all competitions and both sides have scored in four of them. In each of their last four league matches, Manchester City have registered wins and scored two or more. City started the season with an away loss to Tottenham Hotspur but have not suffered another away loss in the six matches that have followed. They’ve won five of them, scoring at least two goals in each of the last four.
Manchester City have done well away from home since their opening day defeat at Tottenham. They go to this game against a side with four losses in five matches but with an in-form forward in Emmanuel Dennis. City have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last three matches, though they’ve outscored their opponents. Both teams scoring is a possibility here.