City's 18-game winning streak came to an end in their draw against the Eagles on Sunday, and it could have been a whole lot worse if Ederson had not saved a last minute penalty from
City added insult to injury in the dying moments, as Aguero grabbed his hat-trick when he headed home from close range.
City won the game 4-2, and went on to win the Premier League that season. As for Watford, they finished 13th in the Championship.
Walker vs Richarlison
Kyle Walker has been outstanding since his move to the Etihad in the summer. The Englishman has improved immensely under Pep Guardiola, and at the moment is the best right-back in the league.
As for Richarlison, the Brazilian has had an up and down time in English football. The Brazil international went through somewhat of a slump after a fantastic start to the season, but in recent weeks has shown glimpses of getting back to his best.
This battle will be key as if Richarlison can make Walker defend more than he attacks, then Watford will have a better chance at victory. However, if Richarlison is on defensive duty for the majority of the game, then City could run out convincing winners.
Guardiola vs Silva
It is fair to say that Pep Guardiola has gotten the better of every coach that he has come up against this season in the Premier League, no more so than Marco Silva.
Back in September, Silva got his tactics completely wrong and his side fell to an embarrassing 6-0 defeat at Vicarage Road.
Star man Kevin De Bruyne and youngster Gabriel Jesus both picked up nasty injuries against Palace on Sunday, and are likely to miss the game. De Bruyne is expected to be back sooner rather than later, but as for Jesus he is set to miss more than a month of football.
The injuries are piling up for Silva, with the likes of Nathan Chalobah still sidelined, and captain Deeney still suspended.
Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson - Walker, Otamendi, Mangala, Danilo - Gundogan, Fernandinho, Toure - Sterling, Aguero, B.Silva.
Watford (4-2-3-1): Gomes - Janmaat, Wague, Kabasele, Holebas - Cleverley, Doucoure - Richarlison, Carrillo, Pereyra - Okaka.
Despite City being held to a 0-0 draw last time out, a win for the Citizens is on the cards. Watford have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last eight Premier League games, and against a City side that are clinical in front of goal, a comfortable win for the home side is expected.
Manchester City 4-0 Watford