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Huddersfield Town vs Manchester City, Premier League Matchday 23: Team News, Preview and Prediction

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The Terries Host the Blues on Sunday

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Competition/Round: 2018/19 English Premier League Season – Matchday 23

Date/Time: Huddersfield Town vs Manchester City – Sunday, 20 January 2019, 13:30 (UK); 08:30 EST, 05:30 PST (USA)

Venue: The John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom

Match Officials:

Referee: Andre Marriner

Assistant Referees: Simon Long, Richard West

Fourth Official: Paul Tierney

TV Info: Sky Sports Premier League (UK); NBCSN (USA)

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Radio: BBC Radio Manchester (UK); TalkSport Radio World, SiriusXM FC (USA)

Preview:

Huddersfield Town will host Manchester City in the English Premier League on Matchday 23.

Having survived the 2017/18 EPL season, Huddersfield Town find themselves in a difficult position this season. The Terries sit at the bottom of the EPL table and are on the verge of being relegated. They have amassed 11 points from 22 matches and have scored 13 goals. Should they hope to survive this season, they will need to immediately turn things around.

Unfortunately, their opposition this weekend will be Manchester City. The Blues kept a clean sheet whilst scoring three against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday. Having cut the gap at the top of the table to four points, City will look to keep pace with current league leaders Liverpool. Should the Mancunian club wish to retain the EPL title, they will need to defeat Huddersfield on Sunday.

Team News:

Huddersfield Town announced in mid-week that they had parted ways with manager David Wagner. Wagner had helped Huddersfield Town gain promotion during the 2016/17 Championship season as his side overcame Sheffield Wednesday and Reading in the 2017 English Football League play-offs. Having spent their first year in the EPL during the 2017/18 season, Wagner also helped his side avoid relegation and the Terries survived to fight in the EPL for another season.

Mark Hudson will now serve as the interim manager.

As for news pertaining to the players, Huddersfield Town’s Aaron Mooy, Abdelhamid Sabiri and Daniel Williams are all sidelined due to injury.

Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy and Cladio Bravo are injured and will not travel for this match. Aside from these two long term absences, City will have a fully fit team.

Possible Lineups:

Huddersfield Town

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Lössl; Hadergjonaj, Jørgensen, Schindler, Durm; Billing, Hogg; Kachunga, Pritchard, Puncheon; Mounié

Manager: Mark Hudson (Interim)

Manchester City

Formation: 4-3-3

Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Delph; B. Silva, Gündoğan, De Bruyne; Sterling, Jesus, Mahrez

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Prediction:

The Terries have only won two of their 22 EPL matches this season. This is an abysmal record. Should Huddersfield continue on this trend, they will surely be relegated. Huddersfield Town provided an upset last season as they drew 0-0 at the Etihad Stadium. Given the current state of the club, however, it is unlikely the Terries will replicate these heroics on EPL Matchday 23.

Manchester City, on the other hand, are running rampant as they look to close down on Liverpool. The Blues won the reverse fixture this season by 6-1 and it is likely a similar scoreline is in store for this weekend. City also defeated their last three opponents by 19-0.

City are heavy favourites this weekend, and it is hard to go against the visitors. Stranger things have happened, but this should be a routine victory for the Blues.

Huddersfield Town 1-4 Manchester City