Manchester City vs Huddersfield Town preview: Kompany and Stones return from injury

By Ric Turner, Fri 04 May 2018 18:06


Manchester City vs Huddersfield Town preview: Kompany and Stones return from injuryCity will be presented with Premier League trophy after the game as Guardiola seeks to break more records

Manchester City vs Huddersfield Town

Competition: F.A. Premier League

Date: 1.30pm, Sunday 5th May 2018

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Referee: Mike Dean Assistants: S Bennett, S Long Fourth Official: P Tierney

Odds: City 1/9, Draw 13/1, Huddersfield 33/1

Tickets: Sold out

TV: Sky Sports

Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Squad (from): Bravo, Ederson, Muric, Danilo, Kompany, Laporte, Mendy, Otamendi, Stones, Walker, Zinchenko, , De Bruyne, Delph, Fernandinho, Foden, Gundogan, Sane, B Silva, D Silva, Sterling, Toure, Jesus, Nmecha

Injured: Aguero

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Form guide: WWWLL

Huddersfield Town

Manager: David Wagner

Squad (from): Lössl, Coleman, Green, Smith, Malone, Kongolo, Löwe, ZAnka, Schindler, Stankovic, Hadergjonaj, Whitehead, Hogg, Scannell, Billing, Mooy, Sabiri, van La Parra, Pritchard, Ince, Depoitre, Quaner, Mounie

Injured: Kachunga, Williams, Hefele

Doubtful: Ince

Suspended: None

Form guide: LWDLL

Vincent Kompany is available again after missing the victory against West Ham with a muscle problem, whilst John Stones is also in the squad after recovering from an adductor injury. Sergio Aguero's rehabilitation is going well, according to manager Pep Guardiola, and the forward should be fine in time for the World Cup this summer.

City will be presented with the Premier League trophy after the Huddersfield game, and Guardiola is keen to break as many records as possible in City's remaining fixtures.

“What we have to think about is winning another game when that happens we will break huge records,” he said.

“But the target is to play good. We are here 10 months fighting every week to do this.

“We ask our fans to come, enjoy the 90 minutes and for a lot of us it will be the first time we have done this.

“There are 20 players and a lot of staff who have never won the Premier League - so we are going to enjoy it.”

City's last home game against the Terriers The Etihad ended in a 5-1 victory for the Blues in the fifth round of the 2017 FA Cup, with goals from Leroy Sane, Sergio Aguero (2), Pablo Zabaleta and Kelechi Iheanacho. Overall City have won 26 of the 77 games played against Huddersfield, with 29 draws and 22 defeats.

Predicted line-up: Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Delph, Fernandinho, D Silva, De Bruyne, Sterling, Sane, Jesus

Score prediction: Manchester City 4 Huddersfield Town 0

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