Victory at Vicarage Road will secure a third place finish for the Blues in Guardiola's debut season
Watford vs Manchester City
Competition: F.A. Premier League
Date: 3.00pm, Sunday 21st May 2017
Venue: Vicarage Road, Watford
Referee: Jonathan Moss Assistants: C Hatzidakis, A Halliday Fourth Official: K Friend
Odds: Watford 10/1, Draw 5/1, City 3/10
Tickets: Sold out
TV: Sky Sports
Manager: Walter Mazzarri
Squad (from): Gomes, Pantilimon, Britos, Holebas, Doucoure, Behrami, Amrabat, Watson, Capoue, Deeney, Success, Zuniga, Dja Djdje, Janmaat, Okaka, Mariappa, Cleverley, Niang
Injured: Cathcart, Kaboul, Zarate, Pereyra, Kabasele
Form guide: LLLLL
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Squad (from): Caballero, Gunn, Clichy, Kolarov, Kompany, Otamendi, Sagna, Stones, Zabaleta, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Fernando, Garcia, Navas, Nolito, Sane, Silva, Sterling, Toure, Aguero, Iheanacho, Jesus
Injured: Bravo, Gundogan, Delph
Form guide: WWWDD
Pep Guardiola is likely to name an unchanged team as City look to secure a thrud place finish by winning at Vicarage Road. Fabian Delph, Claudio Bravo and Ilkay Gundogan are the only absentees through injury. Watford manager Walter Mazarri will leave the club at the end of the season following a disappointing campaign, and although the hosts effectively have nothing to play for Guardiola is not taking anything for granted.
“It’s a crucial game for us, absolutely a final,” he said.
“It’s in our hands. Just look at we have to do, win the game against a team who at home over the season made a good result.
“So tomorrow we travel to London to do that.
“Every game is pressure, every game we play with everything.
“It’s in our hands. It depends not on Arsenal or Liverpool. We have to go there and win the game.”
City's last away game at Watford ended in a 2-1 win, with Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero scoring for the Blues. Overall City have won 12 of the 23 games played against the Hornets, with 5 draws and 6 defeats.
Odds: Man City are 3/10 favourites to win at Vicarage Road, according to Oddschecker, with Watford priced at 13/1 and the draw available at 11/2.
Sergio Aguero is the favourite to open the scoring at 13/5 (this could be well worth a punt using this Ladbrokes £50 free bet offer), with odds of 11/4 available on Gabriel Jesus and Troy Deeney the top choice for the hosts at 12/1.
Predicted line-up: Caballero, Fernandinho, Otamendi, Kompany, Kolarov, Toure, Silva, De Bruyne, Jesus, Sane, Aguero
Score prediction: Watford 1 City 3