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Pep Guardiola wants Manchester City to have more belief in big games

Pep Guardiola wants Manchester City to have more belief in big games

"We know they will make us suffer a bit more and make us play more defensively than we want".

Younes Kaboul, Sebastian Prodl, Craig Cathcart, and Miguel Britos are will not play in this match.

Captain Vincent Kompany returned to training yesterday after missing City's previous two games with an injury.

City stuttered to a third-place finish in Guardiola's debut season while failing to produce the stylish play of its manager's former sides, but a second straight offseason of significant personnel changes appears to be paying dividends.

"The way we played as a team, we are so happy", the Spaniard added. However, a lack of complaints from Watford's players perhaps reflected an acceptance of their fate.

Englishman Andre Gray could lead the line, as he did against the Saints with the young Brazilian Ricarlison pushing up on the left and Carillo on the right.

Watford have never beaten Manchester City in the Premier League, losing four of their six encounters (D2).




Watford have had a successful start to the season as well.

Quick fire first half goals from Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus helped Man City to a huge win over Marco Silva's Watford while Liverpool came from behind to beat Burnley.

Whilst there won't be two goalkeepers on the bench this time around and there will be two recognised centre-backs in the middle of the back four, it is far from Watford's first choice pairing.

Striker Aguero now has five goals in three games and has moved to within two goals of becoming City's all-time record goal scorer. While the start to the season wasn't quite as strong for the shot stopper - he let in three goals against Liverpool - he has not had to pick the ball out of his net even once since then.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has lavished praise upon his side's attacking prowess following their 6-0 thrashing of Watford this afternoon. Manchester United can go level on Sunday with a win over Everton. Man City can bring on midfielder Leroy Sane just as defenders are tiring, which spells trouble for opponents. However, we are backing a 3-1 win for the Citizens as our prediction in this game.

Sergio Aguero, though, is in menacing form and with his partnership with Gabriel Jesus blossoming well, City are likely to get past the hosts... only just.

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