Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed that Kyle Walker (ankle), John Stones (muscular) and Nathan Ake (ankle) are all doubts for this afternoon’s game against Watford.
Walker has been sidelined since the draw against Atletico Madrid, while both Jones and Ake picked up issues in the 3-0 win over Brighton on Wednesday evening. All three will be assessed before a decision is made on whether they play today.
Manchester City’s Predicted XI To Play Watford:
Ederson, Cancelo, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Rodri, Silva, Mahrez, Foden, Sterling
Hornets boss Roy Hodgson has six fitness concerns ahead of the match at the Etihad. Francisco Sierralta (calf), William Troost-Ekong (hamstring), Samuel Kalu (ankle) all face late fitness tests, while Kwadwo Baah and Nicolas Nkoulou are both lacking match fitness. Cucho Hernandez has been ruled out with a serious hamstring injury.
Watford’s Predicted XI:
Foster, Femenia, Kabasele, Samir, Kamara, Sissoko, Louza, Kucka, Sarr, Joao Pedro, Dennis
The bookmakers have made City the heavy favourites with Betfair pricing them at 1/9 odds-on to win. A draw is 9/1 with Bet 365 while a victory for Watford is currently 28/1 at Sky Bet.
Predicted Score – 4-0 to City