On Saturday, the last trophy of this season will be awarded in English football. Newly-crowned Premier League title-holder Manchester City could become the country’s first team to win all three national titles in a single season. In addition to the championship, the Champions drove a few weeks ago against Chelsea the League Cup. There is no doubt before the finals in the oldest football competition in the world that Manchester City against Watford is not only the big favorite on the national treble, according to the odds of all bookmakers. Never before has a team from the bottom half of the top English league won an FA Cup final against champions. While the Derby County play-off semi-final against Leeds was unlikely to erase such historical series at some point during the week, even an extension in that pair would be a big surprise. However, since Watford will be the absolute highlight of the last few years, the Hornets will try to make the Skyblues as difficult as possible.
Manchester City vs Watford Football Betting Tips
Therefore, between Manchester City and Watford our prediction recommends a tip on “both teams to score”.
For the first time since 2008 – then Dave Jones against Harry Redknapp – will face in the final two coaches with the same nationality. But only for the second time no British. In 2001, the two Frenchmen Arsene Wenger and Gerard Houllier met each other. This time it’s the Spaniards Pep Guardiola (Man City) and Javier Garcia (Watford). It is already clear that the world’s oldest football trophy will go to a Spanish coach for the third time after Rafa Benitez (Liverpool, 2006) and Roberto Martinez (Wigan, 2003). In his complete coaching career, Guardiola has a better 100 percent win rate than Malaga (eight wins in eight games), Hanover, Bremen and West Ham (all seven / seven) vs Watford (six / six).
Manchester City – Statistics & Current Form
One should celebrate the festivals as they fall. That’s what Manchester City did after defending their title last Sunday when Brighton’s Skyblues were back in the Premier League crown. It was an epic title fight between the Citizens (98 points) and Liverpool (97 points). Never before have champions and runners-up had more points at the end of a Premier League season than these two clubs. Man City won the recent 14 Premier League games in a row – only Man City itself came in December 2017 with 18 more hits in series. Despite this madness series, City only won the championship with a one-point lead in perhaps the best title race England ever saw. The Citizens took the sixth overall English title to the east of the city and are the first club since Manchester United 2009 to defend the title. With 32 Premier League victories, City equaled its own record from the preseason. According to bookmakers, Manchester City are favorites to win against Watford. Brighton’s Glenn Murray made City the first defeat in a Premier League game on Sunday for the first time since December.
The Argentine record scorer of the Citizens was also directly involved in his last seven competitive games against Watford at twelve goals (ten goals, two assists). Overall, Agüero contributed 32 competitive matches this season. Only in 2016/17 he was even more successful (33 goals). In addition, “Kun” has scored 18 FA Cup goals since the 2011/12 campaign, three more than any other player. Agüero has scored in every round he has played in, with the exception of the 2013 final against Wigan. 2013 was also the last FA Cup final participation of the Citizens. Overall, Man City will play a cup final on Saturday for the eleventh time. The Cup has been won five times so far (1904, 1934, 1956, 1969 and 2011). The Citizens could become the only fourth team to win both national cups in one season. Previously, this was achieved by Arsenal (1992/93), Liverpool (2000/01) and Chelsea (2006/07). Pep Guardiola also rose in an illustrious circle in a win and would be the eighth coach to have won the championship, FA Cup and League Cup after Bill Nicholson, Don Revie, Joe Mercer, Kenny Dalglish, George Graham, Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho. For the FA Cup Final 2019 between Manchester City and Watford our prediction recommends a tip on “BTS”.
Best goalscorers in the Premier League:
🏆 21 goals: Sergio Aguero
🏆 17 goals: Raheem Sterling
🏆 10 goals: Leroy Sane
Expected lineup of Manchester City:
➤ Ederson, Zinchenko, Laporte, Kompany, Walker; D.Silva, Gundogan, de Bruyne; B. Silva, Aguero, Sterling
➤ Coach: Pep Guardiola
Last matches of Manchester City:
⚽️ 12.05.2019 – Brighton & Hove Albion Vs. Manchester City 1: 4 (Premier League)
⚽️ 06.05.2019 – Manchester City Vs. Leicester City 1: 0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 28.04.2019 – Burnley Vs. Manchester City 0: 1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 24.04.2019 – Manchester United Vs. Manchester City 0: 2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 20.04.2019 – Manchester City vs. Tottenham 1: 0 (Premier League)
Watford – Statistics & Current Form
Since Watford was able to book the ticket for the FA Cup final extremely dramatically against Wolverhampton just six weeks ago, the Hornets fell into a form-hole. Only one of the past six Premier League matches has been won (1-1-4). In addition, Watford remained in any of the last twelve league games without conceding. Last time to wait longer for a “white vest” had the club in the Premier League between September 1999 and March 2000 (20 games). It is therefore a big question mark behind whether Watford will be able to reverse the switch against the 98-point champions Man City on Saturday. The Hertfordshire club is at Manchester City vs Watford, according to the expert experts and odds of all betting sites outright crusade on a cup success. For much of the season Watford has played beyond his means and so also somewhat happily reached the cup final. The fact that the first four league games were won, the Hornets were almost consistently among the top ten teams in the league.
In the points (50), victories (14) and scored goals (51), the Hertfordshire Boys scored personal bests in the Premier League, finishing eleventh in the best first division since 1987 (ninth). Coach of the then troupe was the legendary Graham Taylor. Under the former England coach, who died in 2017, Watford also reached the FA Cup final for the only time yet. In 1984, however, there was a 0-2 defeat in old Wembley vs Everton. The 35 years of waiting for a second FA Cup final are the longest since 1967, when Chelsea’s 52-year wait for the second Cup final came to an end. Gerard Deulofeu is Watford’s best season scorer (12 goals). Nine of his twelve goals scored Deulofeu doing in his latest 13 matches. In addition, the Spaniard scored the winner in the FA Cup semi-final against Wolverhampton. Thanks to him, Manchester City’s advice against Watford suggests the betting base prediction as a bet on “BTS”. Jose Holebas is able to play after his red card against West Ham; the Hornets’ appeal was successful. Goalkeeper Gomes will again face the goal.
Best goalscorers in the Premier League:
🏆 10 goals: Gerard Deulofeu
🏆 9 goals: Troy Deeney
🏆 7 goals: Andre Gray
Expected formation of Watford:
➤ Gomes; Holebas, Kabasele, Cathcart, Femenía; Hughes, Capoue, Doucoure, Pereyra; Deeney, Deulofeu
➤ Coach: Javi Garcia
Last Games by Watford:
⚽️ 12.05.2019 – Watford Vs. West Ham 1: 4 (Premier League)
⚽️ 05.05.2019 – Chelsea Vs. Watford 3: 0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 27.04.2019 – Watford Vs. Wolverhampton 1: 2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 23.04.2019 – Watford Vs. Southampton 1: 1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 20.04.2019 – Huddersfield Town Vs. Watford 1: 2 (Premier League)
Manchester City vs Watford Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Head-to-Head: 17 Manchester City wins – 5 draws – 6 Watford wins (28 competitive games)
Watford have lost all of Manchester City’s past ten competitive matches, conceding 32 goals. All in all, the Hornets have been without matches for 15 matches (0-2-13) against the Citizens. Watford won the last time against the Skyblues in March 1989, when both played second-rate football. Manchester City prevailed against the Hornets in each of the recent three FA Cup matches (1-0 in 1996/97, 3-0 in 2012/13 and 4-2 in 2013/14). Only in the 1985/86 season Watford was able to bow the Citizens from the FA Cup (then in round four).
Manchester City vs Watford Our Football Betting Tips
An early red card for Man City and a penalty for the Hornets. There are such situations that Watford has to hope for on Saturday, otherwise the assessment of the bookmakers proving to be true that between Manchester City and Watford according to odds a victory of the Citizens as most likely estimate. The Skyblues were not only champions with 98 points, but won the latest 14 Premier League matches in series and received only one defeat in the last 22 league games (21 wins).
Key Facts – Manchester City vs Watford tips
♦️ Man City could be the first English team to win all three national titles of the season
♦️ The Hornets are after 35 years back in an FA Cup final
♦️ Watford has played 15 matches without a win against Man City (0-2-13)
Watford finished the season low, but still had the best Premier League season in terms of points, goals and wins. Despite weak results in the league last Manchester City against Watford a predictiont for a tip that both teams to score, realistic. In counterattack Hornets can be dangerous and with Deeney Deulofeu Watford has two reliable scorer.
Betting Tip: Do both teams to score/ Yes