Manchester City vs Wolves betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Manchester City vs Wolves prediction: Manchester City 3-1 Wolves

Manchester City are looking to extend their five-match winning streak and keep the pressure on league leaders Liverpool.

No side has scored more goals at home than City this season, 14 goals in three matches at the Etihad.

Both sides enjoyed European victories in midweek.

Manchester City vs Wolves: Who will win?

Manchester City are 1/8 favourites to win the match while Wolves are 20/1 to cause a major upset. The draw is priced at 8/1.

City have kept a clean sheet in five of their last seven matches in all competition. Bet on a Manchester City clean sheet at 4/6.

Pep Guardiola’s side have scored at least two goals in each of their last 10 matches. Bet on City scoring three or more goals at 8/13.

Sergio Aguero has scored eight goals in eight appearances this season. Aguero is 5/2 to open the scoring and 4/9 to score anytime in the match.

Manchester City vs Wolves Premier League match preview

Manchester City host Wolves at the Etihad on Sunday. The Premier League champions head into matchweek eight eight points behind leaders Liverpool. The Merseyside giants heaped all the pressure on City with a last minute winner over Leicester at Anfield.

City beat Dinamo Zagreb 2-0 at the Etihad on Tuesday night, extending their winning streak in all competitions to five matches. City have a commanding lead in Group C thanks to second-half goals from Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden.

The defending champions begin the weekend in second place following last weekend’s 3-1 win over Everton. Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling were all on target. City’s goal difference now stands at +20 after seven matches.

Wolves travelled to Turkey to face Besiktas on Thursday night. A stoppage-time winner from Willy Boly handed Wolves their first win in the Europa League.

Wolves moved up to 13th in the Premier League following last weekend’s 2-0 home win over Watford. Matt Doherty scored for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side. Wolves are only two points above the relegation zone, although they’re also only two points away from Manchester United.

Wolves are yet to win away from home in the league this season, drawing two and losing one of their three matches on the road.

Sunday’s game will be the 11th Premier League meeting between the two sides. Manchester City have come out on top on six occasions, losing twice and drawing twice.

Wolves have not beaten Manchester City away from home in the top flight since 1979.

Manchester City were 3-0 winners when the sides last met at the Etihad in January. Gabriel Jesus scored a brace before Conor Coady scored an own goal. Wolves played the majority of the game with 10 men after Willy Boly was shown a straight red card.

Manchester City team news vs Wolves

Kevin de Bruyne is a major doubt for Sunday after picking up a hamstring injury against injury. The problem is not thought to be serious and the Belgian should return after the international break.

David Silva played less than an hour in midweek and could start alongside Rodri and Ilkay Gundogan in midfield. Phil Foden is another option for Guardiola to think about.

Bernardo Silva has been charged with “aggravated misconduct” by the Football Association in connection with one of his tweets to teammate Benjamin Mendy. The sanction against Silva has not yet been confirmed but the Portuguese could be banned for as many as six domestic matches.

Despite starting in midweek, Sergio Aguero remains the favourite to lead City’s attack. Gabriel Jesus did start last weekend’s match at Goodison Park, however.

Full-backs Benjamin Mendy and Joao Cancelo both started in the Champions League but Kyle Walker and Oleksandr Zinchenko are expected to replace them.

Raheem Sterling should also return to the starting eleven, either at the expense of Bernardo Silva or Riyad Mahrez.

John Stones remains sidelined with a hamstring problem, which means Fernandinho should continue alongside Nicolas Otamendi in defence.

Leroy Sane and Aymeric Laporte are long-term absentees.

Wolves team news vs Manchester City

Nuno Espirito Santo will need to be wary of fatigue as Wolves made only two changes for their Europa League match on Thursday. Ruben Neves and Morgan Gibbs-White replaced Leander Dendocker and Adama Traore from the side that beat Watford last Saturday.

Diogo Jota was not risked against Besiktas but is expected to recover from an ankle injury and start in attack with Raul Jimenez. Pedro Neto made his full Premier League debut last weekend and could start again if Joto fails to recover.

Aside from Jota, Wolves have no other injury concerns.

Romain Saïss faces competition from Jesus Vallejo and Ryan Bennett for a starting spot in Santo’s defence. Willy Boly and Conor Coady look to be the permanent fixtures in Wolves’ back three.

Manchester City predicted line-up vs Wolves

Predicted Manchester City XI vs Wolves

Predicted Manchester City XI vs Wolves

Wolves predicted line-up vs Manchester City

Predicted Wolves XI vs Manchester City

Predicted Wolves XI vs Manchester City

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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