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Manchester City vs Huddersfield Town

Competition – Barclays Premier League

Stadium – Etihad Stadium

Date: 19th August 2018

Kick-off time – 13:30 GMT

Manchester City were expected to have a tough time when they opened their Premier League campaign at Arsenal last weekend, but it turned out to be just another routine win despite not starting with the likes of Leroy Sane and Kevin De Bruyne.

The Cityzens beat the Gunners 2-0 with goals from Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva.

It was their pressing of Unai Emery’s team as well as their slick attacking moves that helped them get that win, and we expect more of the same in this game.

City scored in all but one of their home league games last season, and they have netted in 17 of their last 18 games.

Their only failure to score at home last season came from their match against Huddersfield, but we’re unlikely to see a repeat of that here.

David Wagner started the season last week by experimenting with three at the back however the final scoreline should give him a reason to rethink that approach.

The Terriers were beaten 3-0 at home by the Blues and they will now be desperate to make a good impression here and get the kind of good start that helped them avoid relegation last season.

Huddersfield won only 3 times on the road last season, and they didn’t score a goal in 13 of their 19 away games.

Manchester City have 2 wins and 1 loss from their last 6 meetings with Huddersfield – their last home win over the Terriers dates back to 1987.

As expected, bookmakers strongly favour Manchester City to come out on top.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Manchester City

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Bayern Munich 2-3 Manchester City 29 Jul, 2018 International Champions Cup
L Manchester City 1-2 Liverpool 26 Jul, 2018 International Champions Cup
L Manchester City 0-1 Borussia Dortmund 21 Jul, 2018 International Champions Cup
W Southampton 0-1 Manchester City 13 May, 2018 English Premier League
W Manchester City 3-1 Brighton & Hove Albion 9 May, 2018 English Premier League

Huddersfield Town

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Huddersfield Town 3-1 Lyon 25 Jul, 2018 Friendly
L Huddersfield Town 0-1 Arsenal 13 May, 2018 English Premier League
D Chelsea 1-1 Huddersfield Town 9 May, 2018 English Premier League
D Manchester City 0-0 Huddersfield Town 6 May, 2018 English Premier League
L Huddersfield Town 0-2 Everton 28 Apr, 2018 English Premier League

H2H

DATE COMPETITION
Manchester City 0-0 Huddersfield Town 6 May, 2018 English Premier League
Huddersfield Town 1-2 Manchester City 26 Nov, 2017 English Premier League
Manchester City 5-1 Huddersfield Town 1 Mar, 2017 English FA Cup
Huddersfield Town 0-0 Manchester City 18 Feb, 2017 English FA Cup


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