Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: Watford v. Manchester City Preview

Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: Watford v. Manchester City Preview

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Watford have their backs against the wall following the sack of manager Nigel Pearson and need to secure a positive result against Manchester City if they want to avoid getting relegated to the English Championship. The Hornets are in 17th place with 34 points and own a three-point edge over Aston Villa, who play Tuesday against Arsenal. As for Manchester City, they have secured second place in the standings and have nothing to play for but trying to reach the 100-goal plateau. The Citizens have bagged 93 goals already and are averaging 2.27 goals scored per away match this season.

Recent Form

Watford: L5

Manchester City: W2, L3

Team News

Watford

OUT: Etienne Capoue (undisclosed), Gerard Deulofeu (knee), Daryl Janmaat (knee), Isaac Success (Achilles)

Doubtful: None

Manchester City

OUT: Claudio Bravo (strain), Sergio Aguero (knee)

Doubtful: None

Expected Lineups

Watford: Ben Foster; Kiko Femenia, Craig Dawson, Christian Kabasele, Adam Masina; Tom Cleverley, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Will Hughes; Ismaila Sarr, Troy Deeney, Danny Welbeck

Manchester City: Ederson; Eric Garcia, Aymeric Laporte, Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker; Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, Rodri; Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling

Top Picks

Raheem Sterling, Manchester City: Sterling came off the bench in City's last match against Bournemouth, so he is widely expected to feature Tuesday. The England international has been one of the league's best players of late, scoring six goals in

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Watford have their backs against the wall following the sack of manager Nigel Pearson and need to secure a positive result against Manchester City if they want to avoid getting relegated to the English Championship. The Hornets are in 17th place with 34 points and own a three-point edge over Aston Villa, who play Tuesday against Arsenal. As for Manchester City, they have secured second place in the standings and have nothing to play for but trying to reach the 100-goal plateau. The Citizens have bagged 93 goals already and are averaging 2.27 goals scored per away match this season.

Recent Form

Watford: L5

Manchester City: W2, L3

Team News

Watford

OUT: Etienne Capoue (undisclosed), Gerard Deulofeu (knee), Daryl Janmaat (knee), Isaac Success (Achilles)

Doubtful: None

Manchester City

OUT: Claudio Bravo (strain), Sergio Aguero (knee)

Doubtful: None

Expected Lineups

Watford: Ben Foster; Kiko Femenia, Craig Dawson, Christian Kabasele, Adam Masina; Tom Cleverley, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Will Hughes; Ismaila Sarr, Troy Deeney, Danny Welbeck

Manchester City: Ederson; Eric Garcia, Aymeric Laporte, Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker; Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, Rodri; Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling

Top Picks

Raheem Sterling, Manchester City: Sterling came off the bench in City's last match against Bournemouth, so he is widely expected to feature Tuesday. The England international has been one of the league's best players of late, scoring six goals in seven appearances (five starts) since the restart.

Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City: De Bruyne has been one of the most versatile play-makers in the Premier League this season, logging double-digit goals (11) and assists (18). The Belgium international has also created 120 chances and taken 93 shots, so he is a good bet to produce even when he doesn't crack the score-sheet.

Captain and Vice-Captain Options

  1. Raheem Sterling
  2. Kevin De Bruyne
  3. Riyad Mahrez
  4. Gabriel Jesus

Dream11 Team

GK: Ederson

DF: Kiko Femenia

DF: Aymeric Laporte

DF: Craig Cathcart

MF: Kevin De Bruyne (VC)

MF: Riyad Mahrez

MF: Nathaniel Chalobah

MF: Phil Foden

MF: Abdoulaye Doucoure

FW: Raheem Sterling (C)

FW: Gabriel Jesus

Disclaimer: The views expressed here are of the author and is not a reflection of the actual points you might earn.

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