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FA Cup Preview – City to edge out plucky Terriers

FA Cup Preview – City to edge out plucky Terriers

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Manchester City will be confident of booking their place in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup when they host Huddersfield on Wednesday night in a fifth-round replay.

The duo battled out a goalless draw in their original tie and both sides, and neutrals alike, will be hoping for more when they meet again.

City fielded a strong side at the John Smith’s Stadium and Pep Guardiola is again likely to pay plenty of respect for his opponents, with the FA Cup providing his team with a genuine chance of silverware this season.

A home win on Wednesday is 1/9 while, further ahead, the Citizens are 33/10 to claim the club’s sixth overall triumph in this competition on May 27 at Wembley.

Guardiola may use this game to give Vincent Kompany a chance to prove his fitness while Sergio Aguero again looks set to start and is 11/5 to open the scoring.

City will be raring to go having had the weekend off but Huddersfield cannot be counted out, especially as they have won six of their last seven in the Championship to climb to third place.

Promotion is undoubtedly their goal but boss David Wagner will be desperate for an upset and a win at 19/1 will only add to his burgeoning reputation while his side are 7/1 to qualify for the next round.

Wagner will be without arguably his best player in midfielder Aaron Mooy, who will be unavailable for the Terriers as he is on loan from City.

Huddersfield have proved themselves more than capable in recent weeks and are yet to concede in this season’s FA Cup, a competition they won for the only time back in 1922.

City have also avoided conceding in five of their last six in this competition and another 0-0 is 14/1 while the draw after 90 minutes is 33/4.

It could well be a tight affair at the Etihad but, with the Citizens unbeaten in their last seven in all competitions, it is hard to look past the Premier League side.

A home win to zero looks a likely outcome at 4/5 and a 2-0 scoreline is certainly tempting at 6/1, with 3-0 11/2.

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