Super Eagles hit man, Odion Ighalo will be in action for his English club, Watford as they travel to Manchester City that parades his countryman, Kelechi Iheanacho in today’s Premier League games scheduled for Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City have maintained their perfect record in the league with a convincing victory over Everton on Sunday. The Citizens will look to stretch their unbeaten run even further with Watford not strong enough to challenge City that have pulled down Chelsea in their second match of the season.
Iheanacho was on the bench for City in their last three matches and there is strong indication that the former Golden Eaglets player will be in action for the top of the table club.
Last Sunday, it was Aleksandar Kolarov and substitute Samir Nasri that struck after the break for the Citizens, who moved to the top of the Premier League table with nine points to their name.
Key to Manchester City’s sizzling start has been their impeccable defense. They have yet to concede a goal in the Premier League this season. Their victory against the Toffees was their third clean sheet in the competition.
Vincent Kompany and Eliaquim Mangala have proven to be impregnable at the center of the defense for Manchester City. They were superb in their handling of Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, who looked out of sorts in that game against City.
For City to preserve their perfect record today, they will need to continue their excellent form on the offensive end. They lead the league in scoring this season with eight goals.
However, Watford hope to stretch their unbeaten run to three games with a gritty 0-0 stalemate against Southampton last Sunday. It was the third consecutive draw for the Hornets, who leapfrogged to 11th position in the Premier League table with three points to their name.
Things are bound to get tougher, though, for the newly promoted side, as City would be too hot for them to handle. The Citizens are unbeaten in their last seven matches against Watford. The Hornets were destroyed 4-2 in their last meeting against Manchester City in the FA Cup on January 2014.
For Watford to record their first win of the season today, they need to improve on their misfiring offense. They have scored just two goals in their first three games this season, the worst mark in the entire Premier League. The onus is on Troy Deeney to start banging in the goals for Watford. He scored 21 goals in all competitions for the Hornets last season. To compliment him is Odion Ighale who had already scored his first Premier League goal in their first match this season.

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