Huddersfield v Man City preview: Terriers aim to end City's unbeaten run
Last Updated: 26/11/17 2:40pm
Manchester City will be looking for an 11th straight Premier League win when they travel to Huddersfield on Nissan Super Sunday.
Pep Guardiola's side have been in fantastic form this season and are yet to lose a game, only dropping points in the league against Everton on August 21.
They start the weekend with an eight-point lead over Manchester United but were held to a goalless draw by Huddersfield in the FA Cup last season.
"We realised how complicated it is to play there," said City boss Guardiola. "At home, they have had good results. When they decide to make high pressing, they are so well-organised."
Newly-promoted Huddersfield were beaten 4-0 at Bournemouth last weekend, but have won two of their last four matches to stay clear of the relegation zone.
And manager David Wagner is looking forward to facing City and then Arsenal on Wednesday.
"Our next two games sounds like Champions League instead of Premier League but these are the games that we look forward to. We are very excited, he said.
"We know everything about Man City; there will be no surprises. Now we have to handle and manage their strengths. Hopefully, we can put our idea onto the grass on Sunday."
Christopher Schindler returns from suspension for Huddersfield while Jonathan Hogg is back after missing the last match due to the birth of his son.
Kasey Palmer (hamstring) is back in full training, but Philip Billing (ankle), Michael Hefele (Achilles) and Jon Gorenc Stankovic (knee) remain out.
Man City have no new injury concerns, with captain Vincent Kompany available for selection again. John Stones and Benjamin Mendy are the only absentees.
Huddersfield held Pep Guardiola's Man City to a goalless draw in an FA Cup fifth-round tie at the John Smith's Stadium last season, before losing the replay 1-5.
Manchester City won the last top-flight meeting between these sides, earning a 1-0 win at Maine Road in February 1972 thanks to a Tommy Booth goal.
The last time these sides met in league competition was in the 1999-00 second tier, with the Terriers remaining unbeaten against Joe Royle's Man City (W1 D1).
Manchester City beat Huddersfield 10-1 in a league match in November 1987 - to date, it's the last time a club has scored 10+ goals in an English league match.
Huddersfield play a certain way; they squeeze and play a high tempo, but they can't do that against Man City. City will ping it around them and make chances with every attack.
I like David Wagner, I really do. But now watch him, he will have had eight days after a bit of a hiding against Bournemouth. He has had the time to work with his team and set up completely differently to how they would any other day.
That sort of flexibility, I think, really separates great managers. What will he try to do to stifle this Man City team? Don't go and squeeze them, because City will do what Spurs did, when Huddersfield didn't know what day it was.
PAUL PREDICTS: 0-4 (17/2 with Sky Bet)
Huddersfield are up against odds of 11/1 with Sky Bet despite home advantage, with Manchester City just 1/5 to win while the draw is priced at 11/2. No less than nine members of Pep Guardiola's squad are shorter odds the Terriers' main goal threat Steve Mounie (12/1) to break the deadlock, with Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus sharing favouritism at 9/2 apiece.
Huddersfield v Man City is this weekend's Sky Sports Fantasy Six-a-Side fixture, with £5,000 up for grabs for the highest scoring team.