Manchester City are set to take on Huddersfield Town in the FA Cup fourth round replay on Wednesday night, 01 March 2017 at Etihad Stadium. having draw the fist leg 0-0 Man City will be going into the match heavy favourties in what should be a cracking game set to be broadcasted live on BBC Sports. We will have live links right here on this page 1 hour before the kickoff.
Man City host AS Monaco in the Champions League game on Tuesday night and that kind of forces Guardiola to go with a understrength side and make several changes in the starting lineup. Gabriel is set to miss remainder of the season while Aguero will be rested which means Kelechi Iheanacho to start upfront with Jesus Navas and Nolito.
Huddersfield on the other hand are playing some exceptional football under german manager David Wagner. They sit 4 points behind championship leader Newcastle United and looks in good position to give it a good shot for Premier league qualification.
Team News & Lineups: City are likely to make whole list of changes with Sergio Aguero on the bench just to keep him fresh considering Gabriel’s injury. Iheanacho to be given another chance upfront while Guardiola might turn to Navas and Nolito for pace upfront. T
This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Saturday.
Match Predictions: Last time these two meet in this competition was back in 1988 when City secured win over two replays. Only other meeting between the two was almost a century ago where City won in FA Cup fourth round. On paper City should sail through this tie but alot depend on how Guardiola’s goes about his team selection. Huddersfield do have pacy players who can exploit City’s defense. However they need to keep City quite which on current form is a hard job to do. I am going with a comfortable 3-1 win for City in this one.