Citizens out to extend lead to four

Pep Guardiola Manchester City

After moving back to the top of the Premier League table in midweek, Manchester City will hope to move four points clear at the summit when they welcome Watford to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

The Citizens (4/9 – title outright) were temporarily knocked off the top of the standings after Liverpool’s 4-0 thumping of Manchester United on Tuesday, but Pep Guardiola’s side re-established their one-point lead over the Reds with a 3-0 win over Brighton 24 hours later.

With just six league matches left for the title-chasing duo, it’s a prime case of who blinks first could end up losing out in the race for glory, and City will be aiming to heap the pressure on the Merseyside outfit (7/4 – title outright).

Liverpool don’t play until Sunday, when they welcome rivals Everton to Anfield, and Jurgen Klopp’s men could find themselves four points adrift of the table-toppers if things go to plan for the blue side of Manchester on Saturday.

City have only suffered one home defeat from their last 11 league fixtures and they take on a Watford side who look destined to drop into the Championship, as the Hornets sit seven points from safety.

The Citizens have won the last 14 meetings with the Hornets, outscoring their opponents 53-7 during this run, and a home win with over 3.5 goals in the match at 21/20 could be worth a look.

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A further two games kick off at 15:00, with Leicester City welcoming Aston Villa to the King Power Stadium (Match betting – Leicester 9/5, Draw 23/10, Villa 6/4), while Newcastle United travel to rock-bottom Norwich City (Match Betting – Norwich 5/2, Draw 23/10, Newcastle 11/10).

The Canaries are eight points from safety and they take on a Newcastle side who have won their last three games and are now eyeing up a top-half finish, which is priced at 7/1.

Saturday’s late game, kicking off at 17:30, sees Brentford play host to top-four hopefuls Tottenham Hotspur, who will be looking to bounce back from the 1-0 defeat to Brighton last time out.

Spurs have won their last two away games to nil and can be backed at 11/5 to repeat that feat, while the Bees have won five of their last six matches and are 16/5 to chalk up another victory.

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Author: Lucille White