Watford are in a battle for the top six, and we’re halfway through the season.
If you predicted that at the start of the campaign, congratulations! You are either A) Crazier than Louis Van Gaal or B) a bigger liar than Michel Platini (the money was just resting in his account).
The main reason for the Hornets rise? Odion Ighalo, the in form striker in the Premier League (whatever happened that Vardy lad anyway?). But he’s coming up against a Man City side containing the best striker in English football.
- Both had/have a reliable strike partner (Dzeko/Silva and Deeney)
- Both have a shot accuracy of 59% so far this season
- Aguero just tops Ighalo in the goals per game ratio by .2 of a goal
But there’s one big contrast between them. Ighalo has seven goals in his last six games, while Sheriff Sergio hasn’t scored in his last five.
Aguero will have it tough in Vicarage Road. Only eight times has Huerelho Gomes conceded at home so far, which is nice considering he did it all the time at Spurs.
The Argentine to score first is , while a wincast is .
On the other hand, Ighalo to open the scoring is , while a wincast that could take Watford to 5th is . This is what I’m tipping. Watford if they get in front will not lose, we saw what they did to Liverpool
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It’s not just these two that could do the damage though. Despite Watford’s clean sheets, they’re up against the top scorers in the division. Apart from Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling (who scored against Watford last time) are the most likely to breach that defence.
But as mentioned, Man City are missing Vincent Kompany (again). Troy Deeney will fancy his chances of bullying Nicolas Otamendi off the ball, he’s to score anytime
One things for sure. When the dust settles, and the shots have been fired, both of these teams will be better than Chelsea…