Wolves look to end their four-match winless run in a home clash against Manchester City at Molineux.
Victory would see Wolves climb as high as 12th depending upon results elsewhere, whereas Man City will stay top of the table with a win before second-placed Liverpool play Tottenham in the evening kick-off.
Jean-Ricner Bellegarde is suspended for Wolves as he serves the second of a three-match ban after he was sent off in their 1-1 draw at Luton Town last weekend.
Tommy Doyle is ineligible to face City due to league rules on loan players between top-flight clubs.
Man City could welcome John Stones back from a muscle injury which had kept the defender sidelined for much of the opening two months of the season.
Rodri (suspension), Bernardo Silva (unspecified) and Kevin De Bruyne (hamstring) remain sidelined.
When is Kick-Off?
Wolves host Man City at Molineux in a 3pm BST kick-off on Saturday 30 September, untelevised live in the UK.
- Wolves are winless in their last six meetings against Man City (L6).
- Man City are unbeaten in four of their last five visits to Wolves (W3, D1, L1).
- Four of City’s six goals against Wolves last season were scored by Erling Haaland (W2).
- Each of Wolves’ two goals at home this season in the top-flight have been scored by Hwang Hee-chan (L2).
- Four of Man City’s eight away goals in the league this season were scored by Haaland (W3).
Currently heading for another relegation scrap, Wolves really need to start buckling up their ideas because they really should of lost at Luton if not for excellent goalkeeping and a clinical goal, yet managed to lose at Ipswich in midweek Carabao Cup action from two goals up.
Man City meanwhile were much changed against Newcastle but deserved to lose because their attack was wasteful, whilst Pep Guardiola’s decision not to utilise Haaland when 1-0 down was pretty silly given the Norwegian’s qualities which would of added more energy and threat.
I however do expect further changes for City and with Haaland fully fresh, I just don’t see them losing this but Wolves might just nick a goal, such is the defensive vulnerabilities in both teams at present.
Prediction: Wolves 1-2 Manchester City
Result: Wolves 2-1 Manchester City