Watford dismissed manager Nigel Pearson over the weekend with just two games to play and the team sitting three points above the drop zone.
Given the Hornets’ narrowly superior goal difference than both Aston Villa and Bournemouth three points behind them, they will really want to avoid a thrashing at Vicarage Road this evening.
Manchester City destroyed Watford 8-0 at the Etihad back in Stadium and 6-0 in the FA Cup final back in May.
Here are 10 interesting stats ahead of Watford versus Manchester City:
3 – Manchester City are on their joint-longest winning streak in the Premier League this season.
6 – Manchester City had six different players on the scoresheet in the previous fixture between these two (David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva, Nicolas Otamendi & Kevin De Bruyne).
6 – Raheem Sterling has scored six goals in his last two appearances against the Hornets.
7 – Riyad Mahrez has scored in seven of his nine Premier League appearances versus Watford.
12 – Manchester City are on a 12-game winning streak against Watford.
18 – The Citizens have taken 18 points before the restart – more than any other side.
25 – Pep Guardiola’s side have scored 25 goals since the restart – more than any other side.
57 – Only Crystal Palace’s Jordan Ayew (58) has committed more fouls than Etienne Capoue this season.
67% – Manchester City have lost four of their past six away Premier League matches (W2).
93 – City have scored 93 Premier League goals so far this season – at least 16 more than any other club.