Manchester City v Huddersfield: Blues to cruise through

Manchester City v Huddersfield: Blues to cruise through

Kick Off: 1945, 01/03/2017

Stadium: Etihad Stadium

TV: BBC One

Huddersfield did us a favour when holding Manchester City at home in the FA Cup but things are expected to get much tougher for the Championship outfit in the replay and the Blues are tipped at 23/4 to prevail 3-0.

The goalless encounter at the John Smith’s Stadium came just three days before City were on Champions League duty, but this time they can fully focus on tackling the Terriers at Etihad Stadium.

A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds

Manchester City went on to beat Monaco 5-3 on a crazy night of European action, but Pep Guardiola’s side have been far more clinical at the back in this competition, keeping clean sheets in previous rounds against West Ham and Crystal Palace away.

The Spaniard has made some changes but still named strong teams in each game and watching neighbours United lift the EFL Cup over the weekend will provide even more of an incentive for the Blues to go all out for this trophy.

Sergio Aguero was unusually wasteful in front of goal in the first meeting with Huddersfield, while Nolito and Jesus Navas also missed good chances, but a smoother surface at the Etihad should help get that finishing back up to scratch and City are 91/100 to prevail by more than two clear goals.

A Look At Huddersfield’s Betting Odds

Huddersfield’s six-match winning run in the Championship came to an end on Saturday, when they had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Barnsley after coming up against an inspired goalkeeper in Adam Davies.

David Wagner has expressed confidence in his athletic side to cope with what has been a busy period, but there could just be signs that 13 games in eight weeks has taken a toll, so this time it could be Town who are forced to keep something back for Saturday’s crucial league game against Newcastle.

Town’s pacey forwards did manage to get in behind City’s defence on a few occasions in the first meeting, but the fear is that they will not see much of the ball on this occasion, so 3/4 for the Blues to win to nil is sure to attract support.

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Last result:

MAN CITY 5-3 Monaco – Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero (2), John Stones, Leroy Sane

Barnsley 1-1 HUDDERSFIELD – Michael Hefele

Head-to-head: Huddersfield 0-0 Man City, Huddersfield 1-1 Man City, Man City 0-1 Huddersfield, Huddersfield 1-3 Man City, Man City 0-1 Huddersfield

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