Watford vs Manchester City: Date, time, TV channel, kick-off time, odds, history
This fixture is an all-Premier League clash on Monday as Pep Guardiola’s Man City face former player and head coach Marco Silva’s Watford in a London derby.
Guardiola has picked up his first win since returning to the league with City after losing to Huddersfield Town last weekend.
Silva has been in charge of Watford for the last month after sporting director Ildefons Lima dismissed coach Quique Sanchez Flores in August.
Keeper Ben Foster’s injury problems forced Watford to recall former number one Heurelho Gomes.
Match fixtures on Monday:
Watford v Manchester City
Where: Vicarage Road Stadium, Watford
When: Monday, 7 October, 20:00 (local time)
TV channels: Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Premier League
Full TV coverage:
Sky Sports Main Event: 27:00
Sky Sports Premier League: 27:00
This fixture is just the second of the EFL’s nine games to be held on the Sunday.
Watford have lost their last six home games against Manchester City in all competitions, the first of those being a 3-0 defeat at the Etihad in the Carabao Cup in September 2013.
This fixture will be the first time Manchester City have played twice in nine days, having travelled to Roma for the Champions League clash on Thursday.
Lionel Messi has won his last five matches against Watford in all competitions, scoring seven goals and setting up two others.
Manchester City have won their last four visits to Watford with Sergio Aguero providing nine goals and four assists.
Pep Guardiola has taken just four points from a possible 10 against bottom-six teams in the Premier League since becoming manager of Manchester City.
He has lost two and drawn two of his four Premier League games against Watford, with the other coming via a 1-0 win.