Manchester City followed up their Community Shield victory over Chelsea with an opening-weekend 2-0 win away to Arsenal. Pep Guardiola’s side only managed a 0-0 draw in this fixture last season but did thump the Terriers 5-1 at home in the FA Cup last year. Expect a result closer to the latter than the former here.
Huddersfield were comprehensively beaten 3-0 by Chelsea on the opening-weekend and things will be more difficult on Sunday when they travel to the Etihad to face defending Premier League champions City. The Terriers only won three of their 19 Premier League away matches last season, failing to score in 13 of those.
Manchester City- Danilo and Eliaquim Mangala are still sidelined for the home side, while they have now been joined by star man Kevin De Bruyne. The Belgian could reportedly be out for as long as three months with a serious knee injury.
Ilkay Gündogan should keep his place in midfield as a result of De Bruyne’s injury, as David Silva still hasn’t featured for Pep Guardiola’s side and will lack match fitness. Premier League, La Liga, SerieA, and Ligue1 Betting options are available on NaijaBet
Gabriel Jesus will hope to replace Sergio Aguero up front, while Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, and Riyad Mahrez compete for starting berths on the flanks.
John Stones and Aymeric Laporte have started both of City’s games so far this season and should continue at the heart of their defence here.
Huddersfield- Jonas Lössl had to settle for a place on the bench against Chelsea but will surely return to the starting XI on Sunday.
The Terriers fielded a three-man defence against Chelsea but were turned over by Maurizio Sarri’s side, so may revert back to a back four here.
Adama Diakhaby made his debut off the bench last weekend and will hope to start against the reigning Premier League champions.
Danny Williams, Juninho Bacuna, Isaac Mbenza and Erik Durm are all expected to miss out for the away side here.
Man City have won 32 of their last 37 Premier League matches.
Man City have scored at least 2 goals in 26 of their last 32 matches (Premier League).
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 16 of Man City’s last 18 home games in Premier League.
Huddersfield have drawn their last 3 away matches (Premier League).
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Huddersfield’s last 5 away games (Premier League).
Huddersfield have been drawing at both half time and full time in their last 3 away matches (Premier League).
Man City have been winning at both half time and full time in 5 of their last 7 matches (Premier League).
Man City are undefeated in their last 5 matches against Huddersfield in all competitions.
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