Man City v Huddersfield Town Head To Head > 26/11/2017 – Nigerian Fans0
It was eight days ago in which Manchester City played arguably the greatest Champions League game ever when they shared out an eight objective thriller with Monaco, that tie is nonetheless wide open going into the 2nd leg but their will have to be a result as they play host to Huddersfield in this F.A. Cup 5th Round Replay.
When these two sides met at the Galpharm Stadium nearly a fortnight ago it was a hard fought draw as the game ended with no a purpose. David Wagner’s side have been level to almost everything that a powerful Manchester City side threw at them and Pep Guardiola will have been glad to leave Yorkshire relatively unscathed.
Final Tuesday highlighted that for all of City’s attacking prowess they still have defensive frailities and they will be ones that this Huddersfield will look to expose at The Etihad this Evening. The reality that City have not played since that sensational win over Monaco could either perform for or against them.
One on hand they will be well rested but on the other hand they will have lost that all essential momentum, Huddersfield had been in action at the weekend but do not maybe come into this game in the best preparation just after drawing with neighborhood rivals Barnsley ast Oakwell.
Huddersfield have surprised so lots of and perhaps even surpassed their own expectations this season, with the club sitting third in the Championship they will not only want to secure a play-off location but will harbour hopes of nevertheless splitting Newcastle and Brighton in the hope of automatic promotion.
That is the ultimate prize for them this season, while for City it will be Champions League achievement and failing that at least a best four Premier League finish in Could. In fairness this will sit bottom of Pep Guardiola’s list in terms of importance but it still represents a decent crack at a 1st trophy for the former Barcelona and Bayern boss.
Have Huddersfield missed their chance to get the greater of City right after the very first encounter involving these two sides or will they be in a position to pull off somewhat of an upset and secure a Quarter Final location and subsequently face Middlesbrough in the next round.
Newcastle and Brighton have currently ducked out of the competitors and you do have to wonder if an extended cup run plays potentially an look in the play-offs could see Huddersfield run out of legs after what will be a pretty extended season.
In all honesty even though I consider that concern will be alleviated by the reality that City ought to have enough in the tank particularly following a weekend of inactivity. Huddersfield will test City but I believe it wil be City’s cabal of superstars that progress to the Quarters. House win for me.