After beating Liverpool in the previous round of the Premier League, Manchester City are back in the title chase. But, in order to keep up with the Reds, they need to continue playing well. And this means that they must beat Wolves on Monday evening. In doing that, they will have massive support from the stands of Etihad Stadium, where they’ve won 10 out of 11 home games this season. Everything’s going in favor of the hosts, but maybe can Wolves make a surprise? Read our Manchester City vs Wolves prediction & betting tips to find out!
Manchester City lost only 3 matches this season and all of those 3 defeats happened in December. But, it seems that the bad days are gone for this team. Manchester City are back in the game, having won against table leaders Liverpool in the previous round. Right now, the point difference between the two is 4 points, meaning that Man Blues still have a good chance to get to the top eventually.
At the same time, this also means that they will have to keep on playing well till the end of the season. Because of all this, beating Wolverhampton is a top priority for Pep’s boys. And considering that they’ve already lost points against much weaker sides, there’s no more room for error.
Many think that the reason why Man City lost to Crystal Palace and Leicester in December is that they underestimated those teams. It might be true, but there’s also the fact that they had some serious problems with injuries at that time. Some of their key men were sidelined. The good news is that their injury problems are almost completely over.
In fact, the only first team player who’s struggling with fitness is Benjamin Mendy, who’s still recovering from a knee injury. This means that Pep Guardiola will be able to pick his strongest eleven to face Wolves.
This is their first season in the Premier League after a while, but they have no intention of getting back to the Championship. In fact, their plans are to finish among the teams in the top half of the table. And so far, they’ve been on the right track. Right now, they’re at the 9th place, but the teams a few spots above do not have too many points more than Wolves. That said, if they keep on playing well, Wolves could get much higher in a near future.
Unfortunately for them, winning points in this round are not going to be easy, considering that they’re playing against Man City. But, everyone thought Wolves were going to lose the last time they played against this team, but they managed to get a draw. Actually, this season Wolves were pretty impressive when playing against heavyweight teams.
Last Monday, they beat Liverpool in FA Cup. On the last Saturday of 2018, they beat Tottenham in London by 3:1. And in early December, Wolves got themselves all 3 points in a Premier League duel with Chelsea.
Manchester City absentees:
- Benjamin Mendy (doubtful)
- Bright Enobakhare (injury)
Ederson – Laporte, Kompany, Walker, Danilo – Fernandinho, David Silva, De Bruyne – Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Aguero
Rui Patricio – Boly, Coady, Doherty, Bennett – Ruben Neves, Diogo Jota, Joao Moutinho, Gibbs-White – Helder Costa, Jimenez
Manchester City vs Wolves Prediction
Manchester City need to win this and they probably will. Unfortunately, the bookies know that as well, which is why the odds are not very good. Instead of putting money on Man City win, a more attractive betting tip is Man City to win the game with a lead at half time.
Manchester City vs Wolves Betting Tips
- HT-FT 1-1 @1.62 (bwin)