101 Great Goals prediction: Huddersfield 0 – Manchester City 4
It is slowly dawning on everyone involved with English football that Manchester City are the real deal.
Pep Guardiola’s side are smashing all before them on a bi-weekly basis.
Huddersfield started the season well but have been turned over by some of the weaker sides in the Premier League and are unlikely to be anywhere near good enough against Manchester City.
Huddersfield vs Manchester City: Who will win? Who will score first?
Manchester City are overwhelming favourites to win at 1/6.
Huddersfield may be at home, but the bookies don’t give them much chance, at 14/1.
Gabriel Jesus looks like being the starting Manchester City striker and the Brazilian opened the scoring at Leicester last week.
Jesus is 9/4 to claim the first goal.
Huddersfield vs Manchester City Premier League preview
Huddersfield will be chuffed with their Premier League start, sitting 10th before the Premier League weekend kicked off, with 15 points from 12 games.
And, despite the fact Huddersfield famously beat Manchester United at home, they could really struggle against a Manchester City side that look so impressive.
It is beginning to feel like Huddersfield’s fine start (seven points from nine in their opening three games) is papering over the cracks of recent weeks.
In their last 10 matches, Huddersfield have won twice and having seen some big sides fall easily to Manchester City could be on the end of a hiding here.
Manchester City’s imperious form
The biggest surprise about Manchester City right now is that they have not won every Premier League game this season.
Just two points have been dropped, and that was at home to Everton, when Kyle Walker was sent off.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are on a club-record run of 17 wins, which is simply scandalous.
Manchester City’s Premier League numbers are also off the charts. After 12 matches, they have scored 40 goals.
Last season in the Premier League, four teams did not reach 40 goals in the whole campaign!
With 40 goals, Manchester City are far outstripping their rivals, the next best for goals scored is Manchester United on 27.
Can Huddersfield spring an upset?
David Wagner’s side have already proven that they can cause an upset at home, beating Manchester United 2-1 in October.
As a result, Huddersfield have won their last two matches at home.
The gulf in class between the two sides is illustrated by Aaron Mooy. A fine player for Huddersfield and Australia but one that was sold by Manchester City without making an impact on the first team at the Etihad.
Huddersfield team news for Manchester City
Huddersfield have three certain absentees for the match against Manchester City: Phillip Billing, Michael Hefele and Jon Stankovic.
Christopher Schindler returns for Huddersfield after he was suspended at Bournemouth. The German was heavily missed as Callum Wilson ran riot for the Cherries.
Steve Mounie was introduced at half-time last week and could well be used as a “battering ram” against Manchester City.
Manchester City team news vs Huddersfield
Pep Guardiola remains without his two long-term absentees: John Stones and Benjamin Mendy.
The midweek side against Feyenoord in the Champions League gave a few clues as to the line-up for this one.
Expect Vincent Kompany, Fabian Delph, Fernandinho, David Silva and Leroy Sane to start the game as they were all rested in midweek.