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

Wolves vs Manchester City prediction: Wolves 1-2 Manchester City

Since losing to rivals Manchester United earlier in the month, Manchester City have won four consecutive matches in all competitions.

Wolves have lost just one of their last 13 Premier League matches. Despite their recent home defeat to Spurs, Wolves still boast a terrific record against top-six sides since the start of last season.

City will be keen to put things right after their surprise home defeat to Wolves earlier in the season. The last time Wolves recorded a top-flight double over Man City was in 1961.

Wolves vs Manchester City: Who will win?

Manchester City are 2/5 favourites to win the match while Wolves are 13/2 to win. The draw is priced at 4/1.

Each of Manchester City’s last nine Premier League matches have featured three or more goals. Bet on over 2.5 goals at 4/7.

Manchester City have only kept one clean sheet in their last 13 matches in all competitions. Bet on both teams to score at 3/4.

Kevin de Bruyne has scored four goals in his last six matches and has declared himself fit for Friday’s match. De Bruyne is 8/1 to open the scoring and 9/4 to score anytime.

Wolves vs Manchester City Premier League match preview

Manchester City travel to Wolves on Friday night in their final away match of the decade.

Wolves moved up to 6th on Saturday following their 2-1 win at Norwich. Wolves went behind early on before second-half goals from Romain Saiss and Raul Jimenez secured all three points for the visitors.

Man City moved within a point of 2nd-place Leicester following their 3-1 home win over the Foxes on Saturday. City are still 11 points behind Liverpool, who have a game in hand due to their Club World Cup involvement.

Wolves have won three and drawn four of their nine league matches at Molineux this season. City’s away record is only bettered by leaders Liverpool. City have scored a league-high 25 goals on the road this season, winning six of their nine matches on the road.

Friday’s clash will be the 12th Premier League meeting between the two sides. City’s Premier League record against Wolves reads six wins, three defeats and two draws.

Adama Traore scored a late brace in Wolves’ 2-0 win at the Etihad in October.

Last season’s corresponding fixture at Molineux ended in a 1-1 draw. Willy Boly opened the scoring before Aymeric Laporte equalised for the visitors. Both defenders are sidelined on this occasion.

Wolves team news vs Manchester City

Nuno Espirito Santo has no fresh injury concerns ahead of Friday’s match. The Portuguese coach is unlikely to make too many changes from the side which won at Carrow Road.

Wolves do have arguably the hardest fixture list over the coming days as their next game is on Sunday, at Anfield to face league leaders Liverpool.

Morgan Gibbs-White has a lower back problem and will miss out.

Willy Boly is a long-term injury absentee.

Manchester City team news vs Wolves

With fixtures coming thick and fast at this time of year, Pep Guardiola is expected to once again rotate his starting eleven.

David Silva remains doubtful and is unlikely to feature. Phil Foden and Rodri Hernandez are both pushing for starts after their substitute appearances at the weekend. Ilkay Gundogan seems the most likely player to make way.

Bernardo Silva was used in central midfield against Leicester and could return to his usual wide position.

Kevin de Bruyne is expected to start. The Belgian midfielder confirmed he is okay after coming off with cramp against Leicester. Sergio Aguero marked his return from injury with a very brief cameo on Saturday. The Argentine could be handed a start on Friday night.

John Stones has an outside chance of recovering from a muscle injury, meaning Fernandinho and Nicolas Otamendi are expected to continue together at centre-back.

Fullbacks Oleksandr Zinchenko and Joao Cancelo were unused substitutes against Leicester and could benefit from any rotation.

Leroy Sane and Aymeric Laporte are City’s long-term absentees.

Wolves predicted line-up vs Manchester City

Predicted Wolves XI vs Manchester City

Predicted Wolves XI vs Manchester City

Manchester City predicted line-up vs Wolves

Predicted Manchester City XI vs Wolves

Predicted Manchester City XI vs Wolves

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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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