Manchester City will be aiming to start another winning run when they welcome Watford to Etihad Stadium today.
City won an unprecedented 18 Premier League matches on the spin before Sunday’s goalless draw at Selhurst Park ended their streak, and they will be hoping to turn the heat on Watford after Crystal Palace almost won at the death.
City remain 12 points clear at the top of the table and face the Hornets, who have won just once in eight Premier League matches.
No surprises are likely tonight as the game kicks off by 9pm Nigerian time.
Manchester City will be without Gabriel Jesus and most probably Kevin De Bruyne when they host Watford tonight.
They both suffered injuries in Sunday’s 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace, and manager Pep Guardiola also does not expect David Silva to return after being absent for personal reasons.
Defenders Vincent Kompany, Fabian Delph and John Stones could yet return but left-back Benjamin Mendy (knee) and midfielder Phil Foden (ankle) are still out.
Watford will have an unchanged squad for the trip to face leaders Manchester City on Tuesday.
Captain Troy Deeney serves the last instalment of a four-match suspension following his red card against Huddersfield before Christmas.
Kiko Femenia, Will Hughes (both hamstring), Younes Kaboul (foot), Miguel Britos (ankle), Craig Cathcart, Nathaniel Chalobah and Isaac Success (all knee) are all still out injured.