Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed that the club’s injury crisis has eased considerably ahead of this evening’s match against Watford.
Kyle Walker, Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne and John Stones were all missing for the 2-1 win over Aston Villa midweek but they are all available for the trip to Vicarage Road. Ferran Torres (foot) is the only player still sidelined with injury, with Aymeric Laporte also back after serving his one-match ban.
Manchester City’s Predicted XI To Play Watford:
Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Gundogan, Rodri, Silva, Sterling, Jesus, Grealish
Hornets boss Claudio Ranieri has his own injury problems. Eight players are currently unavailable including Ken Sema (knee), Francisco Sierralta (hamstring), Adam Masina (thigh), Ben Foster (groin), Peter Etebo (quad), Kwadwo Baah (knee), Nicolas N’Koulou (hamstring) and Ismaila Sarr (knee).
Watford’s Predicted XI:
Bachmann, Femenia, Troost-Ekong, Cathcart, Rose, Sissoko, Kucka, Cleverley, Dennis, King, Pedro
The bookies have made City the heavy favourites with William Hill pricing them at 1/5 for the win. A draw is 13/2 with BetVictor while a victory for Watford is 14/1 at Betfair.
Predicted Score – 3-1 to City