Kick-off: 1330, 19/08/2018
Stadium: Etihad Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
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Huddersfield played better than the bare result suggests when beaten by Chelsea in their Premier League opener and have past history of giving Manchester City a good test.
The Terriers held out for a goalless draw at Etihad Stadium in May, having only gone down to a late Raheem Sterling strike when losing 2-1 to the Blues at home last November.
They also took City to a replay in the FA Cup two seasons ago, when still a Championship side.
Those efforts have tempted us to back Town at 11/10 with three goals start on the handicap list as our first Man City vs Huddersfield prediction.
A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds
It must be admitted that City have shown no signs of resting on last season’s laurels, cruising to 2-0 triumphs over Chelsea in the Community Shield and Arsenal in this competition.
Pep Guardiola is convinced that internal competition for places will drive his squad on to more glory this term.
“They have to feel and be at a high level, and know the team-mates will be in their position,” said the manager, who started with Kevin De Bruyne, Vincent Kompany, Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane on the bench at Emirates Stadium.
“Everyone is going to play a lot of minutes and, in every moment, they have to be ready.”
However, Chelsea were out of sorts at Wembley and Arsenal are a team in transition under their new manager, whereas Huddersfield will go into this match with a more settled gameplan.
A Look At Huddersfield Town’s Betting Odds
Huddersfield held their own against Chelsea until N’Golo Kante put the visitors in front with a scuffed 34th-minute volley.
Town responded well enough to that setback, with Steve Mounie’s header hitting the inside of a post, but a Jorginho penalty just before half-time gave them a mountain to climb.
Pedro drove home the third goal after being set up by second-half substitute Eden Hazard, but we still believe the scoreline does not do Huddersfield justice.
“We had a very good first half, but we know that Chelsea, when you face a team like this, they are very clinical,” Mounie said.
“You have to use your chances and luck wasn’t on our side unfortunately, so we keep going and keep working, it’s only the first game.”
Getting something out of this game will be tough, but Town proved late on last season that they are always up for a fight, drawing here and at Stamford Bridge to secure their survival.
Let’s finish off our Man City vs Huddersfield betting tips with a speculative punt on another stalemate at 23/2.
Arsenal 0-2 MAN CITY – Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva
HUDDERSFIELD 0-3 Chelsea
Head-to-head: Man City 0-0 Huddersfield, Huddersfield 1-2 Man City, Man City 5-1 Huddersfield, Huddersfield 0-0 Man City
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