City have 13 points from five games - three more than rivals Manchester United who play Everton on Sunday but City now have a superior goal difference on their Manchester rivals.
Watford's away form is flawless so far, picking up wins at Bournemouth and most recently Southampton on the South Coast - just the second time in their Premier League history that they have achieved that feat - but at home they have taken two points from six on offer. A full list of TV coverage from around the world can be found here.
City demolished 10-man Liverpool 5-0 last Saturday and followed that up with a first away win in main-draw European action under the Catalan by thumping Feyenoord 4-0. Below is a ratings form for you to fill out with how you rate each Manchester City player's performance. In fact, the Watford boss could have as many as seven major absentees from his matchday squad due to suspension and fitness issues.
However, Pep Guardiola will be glad that he can mould the defender into what he wants, as long as the Englishman takes on the instructions well.
For City, Vincent Kompany won't be available after picking up an injury during the global break.
Silva will be forced to field a makeshift back four in a repeat of last season's final game against the same opposition. The teams I left at Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and the other big teams, like Madrid, and Juventus, have a game every three days.
Sergio Aguero has six goals and one assist in four previous appearances against Watford in all competitions. The flag stayed down though he appeared to be offside - and Watford manager Marco Silva was left with an incredibly hard team talk at half-time. They making quotes as "The City have the worst Premier League disciplinary record".
Unbeaten Watford can go top for the first time in 35 years by beating Manchester City today. As Silva showed with Hull City last season, his teams are a hard nut to crack, thanks to organised and disciplined defending.