The one outstanding FA CUp tie from the fifth round will be settled on Wednesday evening. This is the second bite of the cherry for Manchester City and Championship side Huddersfield to book a place in the quarter finals against Middlesbrough at the Riverside. The two of these played out a 0-0 draw at Huddersfield and what was always going to be a tricky away fixture for the Citizens.
The Terriers have been in cracking form this season and are challenging for an automatic promotion spot from the second tier, so they could be facing up to the Citizens against next term in the top flight. They have lost just one of their last 18 games in all competitions as well, but the reality of the situation is, in most cases, the underdog simply miss their chance on home soil in the first meetings.
Now a much tougher task awaits the Terriers at the Etihad on Wednesday night when the two sides meet up again to settle the affair. Manchester City are long odds-on favourites to win the game and they flexed their immense attacking power in a 5-3 home win over Monaco in the UEFA Champions League last week and they have been resting up since then with no league action coming for them over the weekend.
So they will be fresh and ready to go and ready to capitalize on home soil advantage against the tough, batting Championship side. When Manchester City get going, as they did against Monaco, they are a joy to watch and while they have been heavily criticized at the back this season, they have actually collected four clean sheets in their last six games played in all competitions and will be expected to move through to set up that all-premier League clash with Boro in the quarter finals.
With Manchester City at home and running at a lean price, Coral are offering new customers who open an account with them the chance to back Manchester City at a price of 25/1 to beat Huddersfield.
That is a jump up from 2/11 odds so it is a massive hike. You have to be a new customer to place your FIRST real money bet as a win single of £1 on ‘Man City to Win (in 90 Mins) – 25/1 after a minimum deposit of £5 required.This offer is £1 bet only. The cash stake will be paid out on normal odds and additional enhancement paid in free bet tokens of £5 or less. Available between 08:00 GMT 27/02/2017 until 19:45 GMT 01/03/2017.