The Etihad is expected to be full to the rafters this Sunday, 19 August 2018 when Manchester City play their first home game of the 2018/19 season against David Wagner’s Huddersfield Town.
Pep’s team may have run rings around countless sides during their record-breaking 2017/18 season, but Huddersfield was a different kettle of fish.
The last time City hosted the Terries was earlier this year, May to be precise when both sides played out a goalless draw. When City went to West Yorkshire in November goals from Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling sealed a 2-1 victory.
In a nutshell, Manchester City has beaten the Terriers 26 times in 30 matches.
Kevin De Bruyne is out following a training ground accident earlier in the week. The extent of his right knee injury is yet to be disclosed. However, rumours suggest the Belgium international could be sidelined for up to two months.
David Silva is thought to be a slight doubt having picked up a knock.
Recovering from a broken ankle, Huddersfield Town will miss midfielder Daniel Williams.
Where and when
Experienced Andre Marriner will take charge of Sunday’s 1.30 pm BST Etihad kick off.
Viewers within the UK can watch the match, live on Sky Sports.
Peps press conference
Pep Guardiola will face the media this afternoon at 1.30 pm. The live feed will be available via the MCFC official Facebook page.
Predicted starting XI
Manchester City 3-1 Huddersfield Town
Come on CITY!