Wolves vs Manchester City Match Preview Prediction & Lineups
Two days after Christmas, on 27th December, Wolves and Manchester City will go against each other in Molineux Stadium.
Wolves vs Manchester City: all you need to know
Here is all you need to know about Wolves vs Manchester City match in advance:
Wolves in details
The hosts are currently 6th in the chart. In their most recent match, the team defeated Norwich City with a 2-1 result one week after being beaten against Tottenham. In general, they have won 6 matches out of 18 this season, while the other 12 include 9 draws and 3 defeats.
It has to be mentioned that the team will not have Boly, and Gibbs-White for this match on the pitch, both due to injury.
Manchester City in details
As we mentioned before the Citizens are currently 3rd in the chart after beating Leicester City with a 3-1 result on Saturday. They also defeated Oxford United last week with the same scoreline. 12 wins,2 draws and 4 defeats; that is how City have performed so far this season.
In the case of their absentees, Guardiola will not have Sane and Laporte in his squad for this match while also Stones, David Silva, and Gundogan are also questionable due to injuries.
These are the facts worth mentioning from the history books:
Having won the reverse fixture 2-0 at the Etihad in October, Wolves are looking to complete their first league double over Man City since 1999-00 in the second tier, and for the first time in the top-flight since 1960-61.
Manchester City have only failed to score in one of their last 10 league games against Wolves, netting 21 goals in total. However, that blank did come in the reverse fixture in October.
Wolves versus Manchester City will be the 100th Premier League game to be played on a Friday. The home side has won 48 of the previous 99 such games, giving Friday the best win rate for the host team on a specific day of the week in the competition.
Wolves have lost all three of their Premier League games played on a Friday, while Man City have lost just one of their eight such games.
Wolves haven’t lost consecutive home league games since January when they lost against Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Molineux.
Manchester City have scored 50 goals in their 18 Premier League games this season – it’s the fifth occasion of a Premier League side scoring 50+ goals before the halfway point of the campaign, with the Citizens responsible for all of them.
Wolves have scored in each of their last 17 Premier League games but have not scored more than twice in any game in that run. In English top-flight history, only Brentford have scored in more consecutive games without netting more than twice.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has won 99 of his 132 Premier League games so far. A win against Wolves will see him break José Mourinho’s record for fewest number of games to reach 100 Premier League wins, with Mourinho doing so in 142 games.
Wolves defender Conor Coady has played in every single minute of every Premier League game under Nuno Espirito Santo. In Premier League history, the only player to play more games and in every minute of a manager’s games in the competition is Mark Crossley under Frank Clark, who played every minute of Clark’s 97 games between 1994 and 1996.
Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been directly involved in 19 goals in his last 19 Premier League starts and has more assists than any other player in the competition in 2019-20.
Wolverhampton Wanderers (3-4-2-1): Rui Patricio, Dendoncker, Coady, Saiss, Doherty, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves, Jonny Castro, Traore, Diogo Jota, Jimenez.
Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Sterling.
- Date: Friday, 27 December
- Venue: Molineux Stadium (Wolverhampton)
- Referee: Martin Atkinson
The match prediction would be a bit hard here. Currently, both teams are in good form and will try their best to win this match. Wolves are the strong hosts of this match and may surprise us beating City, as they did in October. However, The Citizens will put Leicester City behind by winning this match and get closer to Liverpool who are on top with 49 points. That is why it is possible for Guardiola to change the form and use all his options to win this match. Overall, we assume that Man City has a better chance to be the winner of this match.
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