City take on Huddersfield Town on Sunday, looking for their first home win of the season while seeking a bit of revenge against The Terriers.
Huddersfield were the only Premier League team to prevent City from scoring at home last season and City will be hoping to correct that statistic on Sunday. It’s not the first time Town have prevented City from scoring at home; the blues have failed to score in their last four league meetings at home against the Terriers.
This will be the 33rd time City have hosted Huddersfield in the league, with the blues coming out on top on 17 occasions, while Town have won just eight. There have been nine draws between the two, but only three have ended goalless, including last season’s stalemate. The previous goalless draws came in November 1996 and November 1934.
City’s biggest win at home to Huddersfield came in November 1987, when Tony Adcock, Paul Stewart and David White all scored hat-tricks as the blues demolished the Terriers 10-1.
City’s heaviest defeat at home to Huddersfield is 5-1, which occurred in February 1926, while the only other time the blues lost by more than one goal was way back in 1954, when Town won 4-2 at Maine Road. Huddersfield’s last four wins at City have all been by a one goal margin. Huddersfield’s last four wins at City have all been by a one goal margin.
In all competitions, the blues have scored 75 goals against the Terriers and conceded 43. City have failed to score in their last three league games at home to Huddersfield.
Last season, the blues lost one and drew two at home, while winning the other 16 matches. By contrast, Huddersfield won three matches away from home, drew seven and lost eleven.
City have won their first home game of the season 18 times in the last 29 seasons, drawing 9 and losing just two. The last time the blues lost their first home match in the top flight was 1989 at home to Southampton, when the newly promoted blues lost 2-1. By contrast, Huddersfield have lost their first away game 14 times within the same period.
Will the blues continue their incredible home form or will Huddersfield upset the odds?