Kick-off: 2000, 14/01/2019
Stadium: Etihad Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
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What Trueform says for Man City vs Wolves
Wolves have shown a real willingness to compete with the top clubs since returning to the Premier League and can give Manchester City a decent work-out again at Etihad Stadium.
These teams drew 1-1 at Molineux in August and Wanderers have since secured a number of other positive results against elite sides.
Punters can get 27/20 for the Midlands outfit with two goals start and that is a tempting price for our opening Man City vs Wolves prediction.
A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds
City’s title defence was rocked by losses to Crystal Palace and Leicester over Christmas, but they got back on track by beating Southampton away and Liverpool at home.
The Blues are also still chasing Champions League glory, plus more silverware in both domestic cups, but Pep Guardiola is hoping Kevin De Bruyne’s return from injury will help his squad cope.
“I said many times how important Kevin is for us,” declared the Spaniard. “Without him, last season would maybe not have been possible.
“So far, we have done incredible in terms of results, but we have an opponent (Liverpool) that has done better. But they are an opponent that has done better than us without him.
“Now he is back, he will be fresh in the mind and the legs, and is going to help give us extra in the creativity in the last third, in the fight.”
City still look great going forward, as highlighted in their 7-0 FA Cup rout of Rotherham and a 9-0 EFL Cup romp against Burton, but they have gone eight Premier League matches without keeping a clean sheet.
Looking at the Man City vs Wolves odds, that makes 21/20 for both teams to score seem a sensible option.
Last Man City EPL line-up: Ederson, Danilo, Kompany, Stones, Laporte, B Silva, D Silva, Fernandinho, Sterling, Aguero, Sane.
Sergio Aguero (illness) and Vincent Kompany (muscular problem) could both be back in contention, Fernandinho is expected to return after being rested for both cup matches but left-back Benjamin Mendy (knee) is still out.
A Look At Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Betting Odds
Wolves will travel north in great heart following Monday night’s 2-1 FA Cup triumph over Liverpool at Molineux, thanks to fine strikes from Raul Jimenez and Ruben Neves.
Boss Nuno Espirito Santo said: “It was a good performance in a tough game. We were organised and had good counter-attacks.
“In the second half, the reaction was important, but almost immediately we got back on the front foot – so, in general, it was a very good performance.
“We go game after game, now we have Manchester City and we’ve done well against them in the past.”
Liverpool did field a much-changed side, but that still continued Wanderers’ excellent run of form against the big six.
They beat Chelsea at home and Tottenham away last month, having previously picked up a point at Manchester United and Arsenal.
Fending off an early assault will be the key at Etihad Stadium, so 37/20 for the scores to be level at half-time is added to our Man City vs Wolves betting tips.
Last Wolves EPL line-up: Rui Patricio, Doherty, Bennett, Boly, Coady, Jonny, Saiss, Moutinho, Cavaleiro, Jimenez, Costa.
Diogo Jota may lose his place to Ivan Cavaleiro after a below-par return against Liverpool following almost a month out with a hamstring problem.
MAN CITY 9-0 Burton – Kevin De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus (4), Alexander Zinchenko, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker, Riyad Mahrez
WOLVES 2-1 Liverpool – Raul Jimenez, Ruben Neves
Head-to-head: Wolves 1-1 Man City, Man City 0-0 Wolves
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