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Manchester City vs Huddersfield: FA Cup preview, team news & prediction

A great get right match ahead of a packed schedule.

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The FA Cup is back!

This time City face a Championship side as they commence their defense of the title.

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England

Time and Date: Sunday 7 January 2024, Kickoff at 14:00 GMT (UK), 9.00 pm (EST)

Referee: Michael Salisbury

Assistant referees: Richard West & Derek Eaton

Fourth official: Leigh Doughty

VAR: Peter Bankes

SVAR: Anthony Taylor

AVAR: Matthew Wilkes

TV Info: FA Cup Player/BBC Sport (UK), ESPN+ (USA), SPORTSNET(Canada)

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Preview

City are in much better form heading in to this FA Cup clash, amassing an unbeaten run in the last few matches.

Huds seem a tricky bet given the teams that bunker present unique challenges for City.

It should be a great match as both look to win and advance on to the next round.

Team News

For Man City, Kevin De Bruyne, Jeremy Doku and Erling Haaland is doubtful.

Huds will see Maxwell, Ward, Burgzorg, Hogg, Ruffels, Harratt, Pearson, Turton, Jones as doubtful or suspended.

Prediction

Manchester City 4-1 Huddersfield