FA CUP WEDNESDAY: We preview Wednesday’s FA Cup replay between MAN CITY v HUDDERSFIELD with a recommended BETDAQ bet.
MANCHESTER CITY V HUDDERSFIELD
7.45pm Manchester City and Huddersfield meet again on Wednesday night in the only FA Cup replay from the last 16. Huddersfield made seven changes and still managed to keep City to a 0-0 draw first time out, however a routine home win is expected here with the hosts trading as low as 1.16.
It’s difficult to know what sides the two managers will name here. You would expect a reasonably strong line-up from City, especially considering that they didn’t play last weekend – indeed they had a team trip to Abu Dhabi – and they only have this tie and a trip to bottom of the Premier League Sunderland between now and their second leg against Monaco, which they lead 5-3 anyway. It’s quite different for Huddersfield though, they play Newcastle at the weekend which is a huge match at the top of the Championship on Saturday – and they had a local derby last weekend when they only drew 1-1 with Barnsley.
So one has to wonder what side Huddersfield will play here, more so when they decided to make seven chances in the first game too. We think it’s reasonable to suggest that they might play a weakened side, and focus on the Championship at the weekend instead. However, it’s quite difficult to be certain about that – after all how many chances will they get to reach the last 8 in the FA Cup.
All this considered though, we expect a reasonably strong City side and we feel that an early goal for City here will see a very comfortable home win. They should be well rested after no action last weekend and it’s difficult to see how Huddersfield will stop them this time around. City are currently trading around 2.0 -2.5 goals and with home advantage and the situation for Huddersfield in the Championship, we see that as the value.
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