Manchester City arrive at Molineux Stadium on Monday for the Premier League meeting with hosts Wolves.
Our Wolves v Manchester City predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Wolves will be wanting a better result here after the 0-1 EFL Cup loss in their previous game against Stoke City.
In that game, Wolverhampton Wanderers managed 64% possession and 10 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. At the other end, Stoke City had 7 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Jacob Brown (86') scored for Stoke City.
Fewer than three goals per match were scored during 6 of the past 6 fixtures where Wolverhampton Wanderers have taken part. With regard to the goal distribution from that period, their opponents scored an aggregate of 4 while Wolves managed a tally of 5.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Wolves:
- haven't lost in the league to Manchester City in their last 2 matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
After a loss in their previous game against Lyon in Champions League action, Manchester City and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Manchester City managed 71% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Manchester City was Kevin De Bruyne (69'). On the other side, Olympique Lyonnais had 7 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Maxwel Cornet (24') and Moussa Dembélé (79', 87') scored for Lyon.
Demonstrating their penchant for high-scoring encounters, the back of the net has been hit 21 times in the last 6 matches in which Manchester City have taken to the pitch, yielding a mean average of 3.5 goals each fixture. Opposition teams have hit 7 of these goals. Nevertheless, time will tell whether the trend will be replicated here in this game or not.
Leading up to this clash, Manchester City:
- have not beaten Wolverhampton Wanderers when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings dating back to 22/04/2012, neither club has come out on top overall with Wolves winning 2 of those games, Manchester City 2 and 2 being drawn in normal time.
In all, 14 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 6 of them from Wolves and 8 coming from The Citizens. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The last league fixture between these clubs was Premier League match day 19 on 27/12/2019 and the score finished Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2 Manchester City.
On that day, Wolverhampton Wanderers managed 62% possession and 20 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. The scorers were Adama Traoré (55'), Raúl Jiménez (82') and Matt Doherty (89').
Manchester City had 7 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Raheem Sterling (25', 50') scored.
The match was refereed by Martin Atkinson.
Team News: Wolves
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just a single fitness concern for the Wolves boss Nuno Espírito Santo to contend with thanks to an almost full-strength group. Jonny Otto (Knee Injury) is out of contention.
Team News: Manchester City
Man City boss Pep Guardiola has to currently contend with reduced team options. Philippe Sandler (Knee Surgery), Sergio Agüero (Knee Injury), Zack Steffen (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury), Aymeric Laporte (Corona virus) and Riyad Mahrez (Corona virus) will not be playing here.
We’re of the opinion that Wolves should get enough chances to score a goal against this Manchester City outfit, although just one goal probably won’t be enough to avoid defeat.
We’ve gone for a narrow 1-2 winning score for Manchester City after the 90. Let’s just see how this one goes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Molineux Stadium (32,050)
Captain: Conor Coady
Chairman: Jeff Shi
Manager: Nuno Espírito Santo
Competitions: Premier League position 5, League Cup (Second Round)