Sunday 19th August
Stadium: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Live: Sky Sports Main Event
Pep Guardiola’s boys in blue got their title defence underway with a routine 2-0 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates stadium.
Up north, Huddersfield succumbed to savvy, sweeping ‘Sarriball’ and the Man City vs Huddersfield odds have the home side betting as huge favourites to claim all three points at 1/25 whilst a win for The Terriers is trading at a monstrous 40/1.
At 12/1, a tie at the Eithad should still not among your selection picks as this fixture has rout written all over it.
Viewers were attentive to Benjamin Mendy’s performance last weekend which saw the Frenchman operate in an inverted full-back-cum-midfielder role that proved too troublesome for Arsenal’s defenders to handle.
The 24-year-old has played only a handful of minutes since recovering from an ACL injury but started on the opening weekend and produced both goals in the City victory.
His buccaneering bombardment of the opposition’s right-hand side wreaked havoc and mayhem with Mendy showcasing the unique skill-set that prompted City to shell out £52m for last year.
Mendy to grab another assist against Huddersfield Town is a market pick that is likely to be inviting in the Man City vs Huddersfield odds.
For The Terriers, fresh-faced defender Terence Kongolo – who was deemed their best performer against Chelsea – and new goalkeeper Ben Hames are likely to keep their place when Wagner’s side visit the Etihad.
But will they be able to hold their nerve against a City side that swatted away Chelsea and the Gunners with a half-fit squad?
This fixture to see over 3.5 goals in the first half is currently betting at 13/2 and that is our prediction tip.
The two northern sides have clashed only four times since the year 2000 resulting in two wins for the Citizens and the rest goalless draws. The are usually low-scoring bouts but City did manage to hit the Terriers for five in 2017.
The last four head-to-heads read as so: Man City 0-0 Huddersfield, Huddersfield 1-2 Man City, Manchester City 5-1 Huddersfield, Huddersfield 0-0 Manchester City.
Take a look at our football accumulator tips and the advice we’re offering there.