Watford vs Manchester City - betting tips and predictions

1:59 | Planet Futbol         A look back at Manchester City's dramatic 2012 Premier League title win

Last season, however, City won only two of the six league games they played following a European group stage match, and Guardiola wants them to show an improvement.

Guardiola's side has scored 15 goals in three matches since the global break, following 5-0 and 4-0 wins over Liverpool and Feyernood respectively.

Sergio Aguero was the man of the match with the sixth hat-trick of his Premier League career.

The Portuguese pulled off an incredible display against Liverpool in a insane 3-3 draw to start the season, with last weekend's long-range efforts from Abdoulaye Doucoure and Daryl Janmaat against Southampton bringing their fans another three points to cheer.

Aguero opened the scoring in the 27th minute, heading home Kevin de Bruyne's superb free-kick and doubled the lead within four minutes when he converted David Silva's teasing cross from close range.

City stuttered to a third-place finish in Guardiola's debut season while failing to produce the stylish play of its manager's former sides, but a second straight offseason of significant personnel changes appears to be paying dividends.

The Hornets have looked very hard to beat under Marco Silva this season, and this could be a potential banana-peel for Pep Guardiola's side.

The visitors stormed to the Premier League summit thanks to Aguero's haul, with Gabriel Jesus, Nicolas Otamendi and Raheem Sterling also on target.

City can go top of the Premier League on Saturday night if they manage to avoid defeat against Marco Silva's Watford at Vicarage Road tomorrow afternoon.

And Guardiola says he has been impressed with the displays of his team. City's record is three wins and a draw, while the Hornets have two wins and two draws.

"Hopefully the club can do that one day soon in the stadium at the game". They are there, they make a professional performance, score a goal in the right moment and win the game.

"We have only lost three points".

Guardiola, however, was quick to call for calm after a similarly impressive start last season ended trophyless. It is a pairing about which there have been doubts, but they were on cruise control here with Stones, aside from being turned by Andre Carillo at the start of the second half, excelling both defensively and when stepping out to start attacks.



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