Man City are trailing behind Liverpool by 4 points. In order to stay in the race for the Premier League title, they will need to keep on playing well. And that means that Man City need to beat Huddersfield on Sunday afternoon. But, maybe the support from the stands of the John Smith’s Stadium can help Huddersfield get something out of this match? Read our Huddersfield vs Manchester City prediction & betting tips to see if that’s possible!
Huddersfield Town are currently at the very bottom of the Premier League table, thus are the number 1 favorites for relegation. Sure, there’s still plenty of time left to get away from the bottom, but their recent form isn’t giving them too much confidence.
Huddersfield are without a win in the Premier League since November and they’ve lost 4 out of their previous matches in the league. The last match they played was against Cardiff in Wales and that one ended in a goalless draw.
Inability to score many goals has been their main problem this season. With 13 goals so far, they are the team with the lowest number of scored goals in the league. Their defense hasn’t been that terrible, but they did get thrashed on a few occasions this season by some heavyweights, including Man City. Actually, the last time these two met, the score was 6:1 in City’s favor.
However, that match was played at the Etihad. When Huddersfield were the hosts, the things weren’t that horrible. In fact, these two have met on three occasions at the John Smith’s Stadium in this century, counting all competitions. Two of those finished in draws, while one game went to Man City’s favor.
But, the one in which City won is the most recent one. One of the two draws was played back in 2000, while the other was a cup game. All this means that those stats shouldn’t give too many hopes to Huddersfield ahead of the Sunday’s game.
December was a very bad month for them, as they’ve lost a total of 3 Premier League games. The result of that is that they’re no longer at the top of the table. But, they’re not far behind. In fact, only 4 points separate them from Liverpool and considering that there are plenty of games left to be played, Man City’s chances are still pretty high.
And the good news for their fans is that they’re back in great shape after the troubles in December. In fact, this team has won every single of their previous 5 matches, counting all competitions. The most impressive thing about their form is that they scored a total of 24 goals in those 5 matches.
Another good news for Man City fans ahead of the weekend’s game is that most of their key men are injury-free. Mendy and Kompany still struggle with fitness, but even the two defenders might be able to play if needed. Of course, Man City coach Pep Guardiola probably won’t need to bring them in. After all, Man City are expected to attack, not defend in this game.
- Aaron Mooy (injury)
- Daniel Williams (injury)
- Abdelhamid Sabiri (injury)
Man City absentees:
- Claudio Bravo (injury)
- Benjamin Mendy (doubtful)
- Vincent Kompany (doubtful)
Lossl – Jorgensen, Schindler, Hadergjonaj, Durm – Hogg, Billing, Puncheon, Pritchard – Mounie, Kachunga
Ederson – Laporte, Stones, Walker, Zinchenko – Fernandinho, David Silva, De Bruyne – Mahrez, Sterling, Jesus
Huddersfield vs Manchester City Prediction
Man City are going to win this, there’s no doubt about that. And they’re expected to do it convincingly, probably with over 3 goals in Huddersfield’s net.
Huddersfield vs Manchester City Betting Tips
- Man City @1.17 (bet365)
- Manchester City & Over 2.5 Goals @1.57 (Ladbrokes)