Opta Stats: Watford v Manchester City

Will Quique Flores win the tactical battle when Watford host Manchester City?
Will Quique Flores win the tactical battle when Watford host Manchester City?

Can Manchester City cut the gap at the top with a win over Watford? Opta has the answers.

"Ighalo ended 2015 as the top scoring player in the calendar year within the top four tiers of English football (30 goals)."

Over 2.5 goals is 1.774/5.

Watford and Manchester City have met 13 times in the league with both sides racking up five victories. The draw is 4.1.

Manchester City are unbeaten against the Hornets in the last eight encounters in all competitions (W6 D2). They are 1.774/5 to win.

Odion Ighalo became the first Watford player to score in six successive top-flight league games when he netted in their last match versus Spurs. Ighalo is 2.89/5 to find the net.

If he were to score in this game, Ighalo would equal the all-time club record of scoring in seven successive games, held by Frank McPherson in 1928/29. He's 7.413/2 to score the first goal.

Ighalo ended 2015 as the top scoring player in the calendar year within the top four tiers of English football (30 goals). Over 2.5 goals is 1.774/5.

Pablo Zabaleta could make his 200th Premier League appearance in this match and would become the third Argentine to reach this landmark after Carlos Tevez and Fabricio Coloccini. He's 11.010/1 to mark the moment with a goal.

Watford didn't manage a single shot on target when they played Man City at the Etihad Stadium earlier this season. City are 2.6813/8 to keep a clean sheet.

Sergio Aguero has only failed to score against five of the 28 different Premier League teams that he has faced in the competition - Watford (one appearance) are one of these sides. Under 2.5 goals is 2.226/5.

Manchester City are winless in their last six Premier League away games (W0 D3 L3) - their longest run without an away win since April 2011 (also six games). You can lay City at 1.774/5.

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