The John Smith’s Stadium, Sunday January 20: 1.30pm KOHuddersfield Town v Manchester City Preview
When you have only scored five home league goals all season and that’s one less than the number City put past them at the Etihad, you’re not full of confidence are you?
That’s the situation facing bottom-of-the-table Huddersfield Town who began the weekend eight points from Premier League safety. A run of eight straight league defeats ended with last week’s drab draw at Cardiff City but two days later David Wagner left the club and no new boss has been appointed.
Goal Scoring Problems for Huddersfield
Huddersfield continually struggle to score with just 13 goals in 22 league games. That’s three less than their opponents have scored in their last three match.
Since being promoted they’ve scored 41 goals in 60 games just the 124 less than City have scored in the same period. That terrible tally is 18 less than City have scored in 22 league games this season, oh how the other half live.
Huddersfield have only scored five home league goals this season, that’s one less than Gabriel Jesus has scored in his last two games. Huddersfield have only scored in six of their last 16 home league games and only scored more than once in a home league game three times in the past two seasons.
Over 2.5 goals do look likely though. Three of the last four Huddersfield Town home league games have ended that way and four of the last five for City on the road.
City Just Can’t Stop Scoring
Now they face Manchester City who beat them 6-1 at home in the reverse fixture. They are second in the table and have won five in a row since that poor patch at Christmas scoring 24 goals. City have won six of their ten away league games this season. Only twice have they failed to score in an away league match this season and it’s unlikely It’ll become three this weekend.