Manchester City vs Huddersfield
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 19 August 2018
Kick-off at 13:30 UK/ 14:30 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester).
Pep Guardiola will be happy at his team’s start to the season after his boys bagged a well-deserved 2-0 win against Arsenal at the Emirates last weekend.
Manchester City has now defeated two quality sides on the trot, the first another London team Chelsea in the Community Shield final by the same 2-0 margin at the beginning of this month.
Despite lack of activities in the summer transfer market, City remain as Premier League’s top team to beat.
Huddersfield are about to face a top side on the bounce and they will be still recovering from the 3-0 hammering from Chelsea at their own turf last weekend.
The Terriers who escaped relegation by the virtue for 4 points might need a bigger effort to avoid a similar situation this time. By losing the first two matches won’t help them in the course.
Manchester City vs Huddersfield Head-to-head
Huddersfield managed to trouble Manchester City in the two Premier League meetings last season. They bagged a point in the visit to the Etihad from a 0-0 draw, while lost at home by narrow 2-1 margin.
The teams also met during 2016/2017 FA Cup, City won on 5-1 aggregate, the win by the same margin coming in Manchester after a goal-less draw at Huddersfield.
Manchester City vs Huddersfield Prediction
Manchester City issued an early title warning by picking up wins against Chelsea and Arsenal without conceding a goal.
All they want now is to keep the momentum flowing with a win against a potential bottom of the table team.
Huddersfield have not done well away from home last season and they hold a poor record against teams that finished inside the top four.
It will be a tough outing for them at a stadium where Pep’s boys score goals for fun.
Manchester City vs Huddersfield Betting Tips
- First Half – Manchester City -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 13/9 (2.44).