Manchester City and Liverpool have been tussling for top spot in league standings for the entirety of this season.
City are currently only one point ahead of Jurgen Klopp’s side with a tally of 71 and will be hoping to extend that today.
But, Pep Guardiola has emphasised this evening’s clash will be tough thanks to the “physicality” and “one-on-one” quality presented by Watford.
He said: “It is one of the toughest games we have in the last nine games.
“They have physicality, quality one on one, they are strong in the air, well organised.
“It’s the last game before 21 days without the Premier League, before the international break.
“At home it’s massively important for us to take our points.”
Meanwhile, Javi Gracia, Watford’s head coach, has admitted his side will have to make the most of possession this evening in order to combat City.
He stated: “You know City have high-quality players, a very good squad and maybe you have to do perfect defensive work.
“You have less possession than them, for sure, and you have to manage your possession to create some chances to score.
“Do very good defensive work and at the end, if you do it, you have some options to get a good result.”
How to watch Man City vs Watford
Manchester City will host Watford at the Etihad Stadium this evening with kick-off taking place at 5.30pm.
BT Sport 1 (Sky 413, Sky HD 867, BT TV 408) will broadcast the game with coverage starting at 5pm.
BT Sport will also be showing the match on desktop computers or laptops via the company’s own site.
The BT Sport enhanced video player is available online.
But EE mobile customers will be able to stream the game for free thanks to a subscription plan announced by the network.
BT said: “To say thanks for being with us, here’s a special sporting treat for our pay monthly mobile and tablet customers: three months’ free BT Sport on your EE phone and connected tablet.
“Just text SPORT to 150, register for a BT ID then download the BT Sport app and get watching!
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You can visit the EE website for more information on the BT Sports offer.