Manchester City spent a lot of money on new players and then brought in one of the best managers in international football. Despite all these investments and inspired moves, the club failed to win the championship, suffered an untimely elimination from the domestic cup and the Champions League. Now they need to make sure they secure direct qualification to the most important European competition.
All Eyes on Argentinian Striker Aguero
The biggest question ahead of this fixture is whether their most prolific striker will feature in the starting formation or not. Apparently, he is mending an injury and unless he is fit to play, Guardiola is unlikely to start with him. However, given the importance of this match, the Argentinean could join at half time, if his team needs a boost. Even without him, Manchester City has plenty of options up front.
The team had a busy schedule, with three games played in May already, but each time they had home pitch advantage. Winning the final round is something they done before and won the Premier League trophy dramatic fashion. Luckily for them, they face an opponent that is less motivated.
Playing against the Best Premier League Teams
Watford had a busy and difficult schedule, as it took on Everton, Liverpool and Chelsea before playing this match against Manchester City. Not only the quality of their opponents is impressive, but also the fact that all of them were highly motivated.
Normally a strong home side, they lack any incentive to play aggressively this afternoon and the visitors could take advantage. Punters should bet on Manchester City to lead at half time and win the match at even odds offered by bet365 Sports. Risk-averse players have the option of betting on the outright winner but they would have to settle for lower odds.