Manchester City Host Wolves At The Etihad On Super Sunday
The Premier League is back once more as we look ahead to the final set of fixtures before the upcoming international break. There are still a lot of issues that need to be resolved in regards to how teams are shaping up in the early portion of the season, because at this moment in time, the only thing that is clear is who the two leading contenders in the title race will be. Aside from that it’s pretty wide open. Today, we’re going to be taking a look at a game between two of the most technically sound teams in English football: Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
City’s last six games have certainly been intriguing to watch, given that they started this run with one of the biggest upsets in Premier League history as they lost to Norwich City. They proceeded to tear through Shakhtar Donetsk with a nice 3-0 win, before absolutely demolishing Watford 8-0 at the Etihad. A 3-0 win against Preston North End was next, before they were able to see off a determined challenge from Everton to win 3-1. In the Champions League, they put in another professional performance as they defeated Dinamo Zagreb 2-0. In terms of team news De Bruyne is set to miss out with a groin injury, whereas Sane, Stones and Laporte are all still out. Jesus is tipped to start this one ahead of Aguero.
Wolves are slowly yet surely making some real progress this season after it was all starting to look a little bit questionable. They started off their recent six game run with a somewhat surprising 5-2 defeat at the hands of Chelsea, before opening up their Europa League group stage campaign with a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Braga. They proceeded to score a last minute equaliser to salvage a point against Crystal Palace, and then against Reading in the Carabao Cup, they edged past the Championship side on penalties. They finally got back in the win column with a 2-0 win over Watford, before a 93rd minute Willy Boly strike gave them all three points against Besiktas. Wolves’ biggest question mark regarding team news is the fitness of Diogo Jota after he missed out against Besiktas. Neto, on the other hand, is expected to start in place of Jota with Neves also hoping for a return to the starting line-up.
Manchester City vs Wolves Betting Prediction
We’re at the point now where most teams are probably terrified about the prospect of playing City at the Etihad – but for whatever reason, it doesn’t feel as if Wolves will slot into that category. We’re expecting them to give the champions a really good game, to the point where they’ll probably end up possessing a ‘do or die’ mentality if they can get a sniff of victory (or even a point). We do think Pep’s men will win the game and while it may look convincing on paper, it’ll be anything but.