Reigning Champions Manchester City return to the Etihad Stadium as they bit to retain their title and they kick off their campaign against Huddersfield Town. Huddersfield were one of only 3 teams to leave the Etihad Stadium with a point or more last term and they will be hoping to repeat their heroics here whilst City will be looking to carry on their remarkable early season form.
English Premier League
Manchester City vs Huddersfield Town
Sunday 19th August 2018
Kick-off: 13.30 GMT
Match Winner Odds:
Manchester City – $1.1 – Bet 365
Huddersfield Town – $34 – Betfair
Draw – $12 – William Hill
The Blues tore up the Premier League last season – picking up 100 points from a possible 114 and securing their place in English footballing folklore.
Pep Guardiola has spoken of his desire to retain the title and City have looked impressive so far, beating Arsenal and Chelsea 2-0 already this term.
Sergio Aguero is City’s main man and he will be looking for his first Premier League goal of the campaign here.
Form: Last 5 Matches: W W L L
The Terriers are one of the favourites to bite the dust in the Premier League this season and they will be hoping to draw inspiration from last season’s efforts.
David Wagner is fully aware of the task in front of him this term and he will be hoping his side can bounce back from a 3-0 defeat to Chelsea last weekend.
Steve Mounie looks set to lead the line for Huddersfield here and he will be looking to stretch the City defence as much as possible.
Form: Last 5 Matches: L W W L D
Head to Head
Manchester City just edge the head to head record between the sides with a 26:22 lead whilst another 30 matches have finished as draws.
City won 2-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium last term before the sides shared a 0-0 draw at the Etihad back in May as Huddersfield secured their top-flight status and City lifted the league title.
Predicted Starting Line Ups:
|Manchester City||Huddersfield Town|
|Ederson (GK)||Ben Hamer (GK)|
|Kyle Walker||Mathias Jorgensen|
|John Stones||Christopher Schindler|
|Aymeric Laporte||Terence Kongolo|
|Benjamin Mendy||Tommy Smith|
|Bernardo Silva||Jonathon Hogg|
|Riyad Mahrez||Philip Billing|
|Leroy Sane||Chris Lowe|
|Raheem Sterling||Alex Pritchard|
|Sergio Aguero||Steve Mounie|
Odds and Predictions
City will look to boss this match from the outset and give Huddersfield very little of the ball.
Both teams to score – NO – looks really sensible bet at $1.5 with Ladbrokes.
Sergio Aguero has scored 201 competitive goals for City and he’ll want to get going for the season here.
Sergio Aguero to score anytime looks a value bet at $1.46 with Uni Bet.
City will find Huddersfield difficult to break down but should put them to the sword provided they score early enough.
Manchester City to score 2+ goals looks a shrewd move at $1.14 with Coral.
Manchester City are the odds on favourites to win the league and should punish Huddersfield here.
Manchester City to win the match is a banker bet at $1.1 with Bet 365.
Manchester City 3 – 0 Huddersfield Town – $6.5 with Bet Victor.
Top Betting Tip
Huddersfield will undoubtedly look to make life difficult for Manchester City here but the Blues are a well-oiled machine that should have no issues in getting the win here.
Manchester City to win the match to nil looks a logical bet at $1.6 with Boyle Sports.