Manchester City look to continue their winning run as they welcome Wolves to the Etihad Stadium in midweek action from the Premier League.
Man City can extend their lead over Manchester United to 15 points with a 21st consecutive victory in all competitions, whereas a win would life Wolves above Leeds into 11th in the standings.
Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling could return for Man City after being rested in Saturday’s win over West Ham.
Nathan Ake (muscle) remains absent but could return within the coming weeks once fully match fit.
Wolves have no fresh injury concerns to report after Saturday’s draw at Newcastle with Fernando Marcal (muscle), Daniel Podence (adductor), Raul Jimenez (head) and Willy Boly (hamstring) still ruled out.
- Man City are unbeaten in three of their last five league meetings against Wolves (W2, D1, L2).
- Wolves have won just one of their last five league trips to the Etihad Stadium (W1, L4), with that sole win coming in their last visit in October 2019 where they clinched a shock 2-0 win.
- Wolves have scored both of their two penalty kicks in 13 previous Premier League meetings against Man City.
- Eight of Ilkay Gundogan’s 11 league goals for City this season came on his right foot.
- Four of Pedro Neto’s five league goals this season for Wolves have come on his left foot, double the two goals on that same foot scored last season.
Man City unusually seemed to struggle to click on Saturday like they usually do with sloppy passing and defence often getting caught out, yet they dug deep and were able to find another win despite constant pressure from West Ham as several key players were rested.
Wolves meanwhile dangerously flirted with what looks like a now common high defensive line in their draw at Newcastle, because the Magpies seemed to confidently expose issues amongst their defence yet Wolves managed to scrape a point with a header that just luckily had enough power to go into goal.
Now I would usually say that this could be a comfortable Man City home win but unless they can quickly click again with players like Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus returning, I think this could be another tricky contest but Wolves’ high lines feel like it could cost them soon despite their improved form.
Prediction: Manchester City 2-1 Wolves
Result: Manchester City 4-1 Wolves