Manchester City vs Huddersfield: Prediction and betting tips - Premier League preview, Pre-match press conference
Sunday 19th August
Huddersfield gave a great account of themselves last season against Manchester City, no one gave them a chance, even in defeat in one of the two legs, they fought hard, they will look up to that performance for inspiration as they visit the Etihad again this weekend.
Manchester City had a fine afternoon over Arsenal at the Emirates last weekend, two unreplied goals and that will only be the first of many wins.
Defensively, the Citizens were solid but there were elements of loose play, something a more clinical side would punish all day long.
Arsenal weren’t at their best, they are still struggling to adapt to the new era but even the Terriers won’t offer much resistance to the dominance of the champions.
If there’s something David Wagner would be wary of, it is a slow start, but two fixtures against City and Chelsea won’t help you, they won’t expect any result here, give or take, they are only here to make up the numbers.
Manchester City were greeted with the news of Kevin De Bruyne’s injury in midweek, he’ll be missed but there are too many potent midfielders in the City team to worry about while the dangerous Belgian recovers.
Verdict: Straight win Manchester City
David Silva is fit again and he is available for selection, Danilo and Eliaquim Mangala are still out due to injury.
Mathias Jorgensen will not be involved for Huddersfield with a muscle injury, Danny Williams and Erik Durm are also out and Jonathan Hogg is a doubt with a hip injury.
Pre-match press conference and videos
PEP: For @DeBruyneKev and his family its hard but we accept it. Human beings have a limit and these things happen. He will be a big miss.— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 17, 2018
Last season, in terms of injuries, was incredible we have best staff in England.
DW: “At the start of the week all 23 players were healthy and available. But then @mzanka got a muscle injury in training, so he will miss the game on Sunday. Jonathan Hogg is doubtful with a light hip problem.” #htafc #FPL (AT) pic.twitter.com/CPNSFgKAqm— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) August 17, 2018
DW: “We have to be on our best, be brave and trust our abilities. In these games you need the small margins to go in your favour as well.” #htafc (AT)— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) August 17, 2018
DW: “You have to be, more than ever, forcused on yourself instead of your opponent. You have to prepare every player as much as you can and be tight in your game plan. We have the experience that in these games, you can get results and we will fight for the chance.” #htafc (AT)— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) August 17, 2018