Huddersfield Town vs Manchester City Line Up > 26/11/2017 – Nigeria0
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester.
In spite of the – score-line, there was no shortage of entertainment when Huddersfield hosted Manchester City ten days ago. A equivalent contest is on the cards when the teams lock horns in the penultimate clash at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday evening.
We last saw Manchester City in the five-3 Champions League residence win against French team Monaco. The Citizens had this week off as their fixture against Manchester United is postponed due to the latter’s participation in the League Cup final.
Pep Guardiola’s had occasional slumps in the ongoing season. But their property record is as well great, specially for a group of Huddersfield’s stature. They Sky Blues have been beaten just once at Etihad in all competitions this season and picked up 11 wins and 5 draws from their 17 games so far.
Huddersfield are pushing for promotion to Premier League this season and sits third in the Championship table, 6 points behind Brighton and Newcastle on the automatic promotion spots. They are coming in very good touch soon after extending their unbeaten run to 9 matches on Saturday. Moreover, the team managed by David Wagner tasted defeat just when in their last 18 matches.
Having said that, the German boss will not be with his team in the Etihad dugout on Wednesday. He is forced to watch the match from the stands after FA imposed a two-match touchline ban and a £6,000 fine following an altercation with Leeds manager Garry Monk when the teams met on 5th February.
Manchester City vs Huddersfield Town: Head-to-head stats
The FA cup clash on 18th February is only the 7th meeting amongst the two sides since 1996. The prior 6 have been in the League One and there is small to separate as Huddersfield have two wins as against the City’s 1, whilst 3 matches ended in stalemates. Nevertheless, Manchester City has come a extended way since then.
Manchester City vs Huddersfield Town: Prediction
Huddersfield is performing exceptionally effectively in the Championship. But, one can not anticipate them to get a constructive result at the Etihad against an attack oriented Manchester City. This will end in a comfy win for the dwelling side.
We discover the finest value in backing Huddersfield to score at least when against their higher profile hosts. The Citizens conceded in 11 of their last 12 house games. When the Terriers scored at least after in ten of their final 12 away games. Thus, each teams to score and more than 2.five targets is our primary choose for this FA Cup tie.