Pep Guardiola is looking to secure a seventh straight win on Manchester City’s behalf, as the Premier League titleholder travels to Watford on Saturday with its eyes on the summit.
The Citizens sit second in the table and only a point below leader Chelsea ahead of their trip to Vicarage Road, where they hope to win for the sixth visit in succession.
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City has won its past 13 meetings with Watford home and away, and one has to look back as far April 2007 for the last time the Hornets managed to take a point off the English kingpins.
The north Londoners haven’t emerged as winners in this fixture since April 1987, meanwhile, and a return of one win from their last seven on home soil won’t inspire confidence the drought is set to end.
Claudio Ranieri’s side did put up an admirable fight en route to a 2-1 defeat against Chelsea on Wednesday when Hakim Ziyech arose with a late winner for the Blues.
City extended its winning streak with a 2-1 victory away to Aston Villa on the same day, where the Portuguese pair of Rúben Dias and Bernardo Silva came up with the goods:
Defeat to the Citizens could see Watford drop into the bottom three, while victory is a must for City as they look to leapfrog Chelsea to the Premier League summit.