Manchester City may have wrapped up the Premier League title, but they have their eyes set on a number of record breaking achievements in their remaining three games of the season. To be honest, it looks very unlikely that these records will remain unbroken as well.
Pep Guardiola’s side have actually improved since they mathematically sealed the Premier League trophy as well, hammering Swansea 5-0 and them West Ham 4-1 last weekend to take their league goals tally past the 100 mark. Chelsea currently hold the record of 103 goals in a single Premier League campaign, and with The Citizens just one goal off equalling that record we can expect them to break it on Sunday.
There are a number of other records up for grabs as well. A victory would see them equal the English top flight record for most number of wins in a season, and would also take them past Chelsea’s record points haul of 95 in the 2004/05 campaign. Manchester City have also won 13 of their league games by a three goal margin or more this season, with Arsenal in the 1930/31 season being the last team to beat this tally.
Needless to say, this does not bode well for Huddersfield. The visitors started their debut Premier League campaign well, but their torrid away form has left them in real danger of going down at the end of the season. With three games remaining they are just three points above 18th placed Southampton, and more importantly have a very tough fixture list. After this trip to The Etihad they face Chelsea away and Arsenal at home.
The Terriers aren’t entering this difficult run in with the greatest confidence either. Their 2-0 loss at home to Everton last weekend made it one win, two draws, and four defeats in their last seven games, and away from home they have lost five of their last seven in the Premier League. They have failed to score in every one of these defeats, taking their tally of failures to 12 away games for the season.
Manchester City, meanwhile, have won all but two of their home Premier League games, scoring 58 goals in 17 games and winning by three or more goals on nine occasions. Considering their performances against Swansea and West Ham recently I think we could be in for another masterclass of attacking football, so we’re backing Manchester City -2.5 Asian Handicap along with a 4-0 correct score predictions.
Raheem Sterling is one of Guardiola’s key men at the moment, and with 11 of his 18 Premier League goals this season coming in just 14 home appearances we think he’s a great price to find the net against the defensively weak Terriers.
Manchester City Predicted Lineup: Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Laporte, Mendy, Fernandinho, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Sterling, Sane, Jesus
Huddersfield Predicted Lineup: Lossl, Hadergjonaj, Zanka, Schindler, Kongolo, Mooy, Hogg, Billing, Quaner, van la Parra, Mounie