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Man City vs Huddersfield Town FA Cup predictions: Tips, odds and team news

Man City and Huddersfield Town meet in an FA Cup third-round showdown at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday (2pm, UK time).

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Man City vs Huddersfield odds


*Odds correct as of 09:25 on January 5

Holders Man City set out to defend their crown against Championship side Huddersfield, dreaming of another treble winning campaign. Pep Guardiola’s side won the competition for the first time since 2019 last season, with a double from now-Barcelona midfielder Ilkay Gundogan clinching the trophy against rivals Manchester United. They would go on to become just the second English side to win the treble (after Man Utd) and the first English side to win the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World in the same calendar year in a history-defining season.

Huddersfield, who generally struggle in this competition, having made it past the third round in just one of the last five seasons were handed the worst possible draw, but that won’t stop them from giving the game a go. In the fifth round back in 2017, they managed to keep the Citizens at bay in the first leg, drawing 0-0 before eventually losing 5-1 in the replay despite taking a seventh-minute lead, with goals from Sergio Aguero (2), Kelechi Iheanacho, Leroy Sane and Pablo Zabaleta ending their dreams of an upset.

Man City vs Huddersfield predictions

Man City vs Huddersfield: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 9/5 with Betway
Correct Score 4-1 14/1 with BetGoodwin
First Goalscorer Jack Grealish 13/2 with Unibet

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The stats behind our Man City vs Huddersfield predictions:

  • Man City are unbeaten against Huddersfield in the FA Cup (three wins and three draws).
  • Pep Guardiola’s side are unbeaten at home since the start of 2023.
  • Both teams have scored in four of Man City’s last five home matches.
  • Jack Grealish has three goals in his last five domestic appearances.

Man City vs Huddersfield match tip

Man City to win & over 4.5 goals @ 11/10 with Ladbrokes

Manchester City showed no mercy at home during their triumphant FA Cup campaign last season, putting six past Burnley, four past Chelsea and three past Sheffield United. In the last two seasons, four of their games in the competition have seen over 4.5 goals scored.

Man City vs Huddersfield team news

Man City team news

In  Out Doubtful
Stefan Ortega Erling Haaland, John Stones

Pep Guardiola is still without Erling Haaland and John Stones, but expect some rotation from the Spaniard with Kalvin Phillips, Sergio Gomez, Rico Lewis and Oscar Bobb all looking for a start. Stefan Ortega will play in goal as City’s cup goalkeeper.

Huddersfield team news

In  Out Doubtful
Oliver Turton, Danny Ward, Jonathan Hogg, Josh Ruffels Matthew Pearson

Darren Moore will be without no less than four players for the trip to the defending champions with Oliver Turton, Danny Ward, Jonathan Hogg and Josh Ruffels all out injured and Matthew Pearson doubtful.

Man City vs Huddersfield head-to-head record

  • 20 Jan 2019 – Huddersfield Town 0-3 Manchester City – Premier League
  • 19 Aug 2018 – Manchester City 6-1 Huddersfield Town – Premier League
  • 06 May 2018 – Manchester City 0-0 Huddersfield Town – Premier League
  • 26 Nov 2017 – Huddersfield Town 1-2 Manchester City – Premier League
  • 01 Mar 2017 – Manchester City 5-1 Huddersfield Town – FA Cup

Manchester City are unbeaten in their last seven meetings with Huddersfield (four wins and three draws).

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