Manchester City – Wolves : Preview & Prediction
Seemingly unrivaled in the Premier League (PL) title race, Manchester City could match their own record of 28 games without a loss in all competitions should they get a good result in this clash, after goals from his central defenders will earn him a 2-1 win over West Ham United over the weekend. As a consequence of that match, most of their players have scored compared to any other PL team this season in an official match (19).
Despite failing to keep a clean sheet for the first time in seven home games at PL, City have only conceded an average of 0.25 goals per league commitment at home (G10, E2) since their last loss at their stadium (September 2020). The “Citizens” evidently like to take control in the opening minutes, scoring 12 times – and conceding only once – within the first 30 minutes of clash action at Etihad Stadium this season.
While Pep Guardiola recorded his second hundred wins with Manchester City after just 273 games under his charge, no one has led more PL (102) matches under the command of the Wolverhampton Wanderers than Nuno Espirito Santo (W40, E30, P32) then from their 1-1 draw against Newcastle United (February 27). Now undefeated in his last five league appearances (G3, E2), he has little hope of reaching positions that give access to European competition.
The Wolves have conceded exactly one goal in each of their last three away league games (W1, E1, P1), and can gain momentum from the fact that they only lost one of their last three official visits to Etihad (W1, E1, P1 – results in 90 minutes). Worryingly, the Wolves have yet to score in a PL engagement on rival soil this season against a team currently ranked in the top seven of the league table (E1, P4).
Players to watch: Following Saturday’s action, no player has seen more goals in PL than Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne this season (11), while Wolves will look to Pedro Neto to continue contributing to offensive level – has contributed ten goals during the current PL campaign (five goals, five assists).
Highlight: Manchester City have scored their first goal in the 20′-35 ‘minute period in five of their last six official matches.
Manchester City – Wolves : Betting Tips
Manchester City – Win Odds: 1.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70