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Sterling value to strike first for leaders City against Watford

Out-of-sorts Hornets lost reverse fixture 6-0

Manchester City celebrate Raheem Sterling's winning goal at Newcastle
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Premier League
8pm Tuesday

Manchester City's winning Premier League run was stopped at 18 by Crystal Palace on Sunday but they should bounce back with a routine victory over a Watford side who seem to have lost their way.

The Hornets, beaten 6-0 in the reverse fixture, have collected just four points from their last eight fixtures and lost five of their last six away encounters.

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Sergio Aguero will no doubt play a prominent role with Gabriel Jesus out, but Raheem Sterling averages a goal every 109 minutes in this season's Premier League and can get City off to a flyer.

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Team news

Manchester City
Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne are out, while Fabian Delph and Vincent Kompany are doubts. It is unknown whether David Silva will return having sat out some matches for personal reasons.

Troy Deeney is suspended. Kiko Femenia, Will Hughes, Miguel Britos, Younes Kaboul, Isaac Success, Nathaniel Chalobah and Craig Cathcart are injured.  

Key stat
The second half has seen more goals in 11 of Man City's last 12 home Premier League and Champions League matches.

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The Hornets have collected just four points from their last eight fixtures
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