In the 8th Premier League match, Wolverhampton Wanderers will receive the high-flying Manchester City. The kick-off will take place on 17 Sep 2022 at Molineux Stadium Wolverhampton. It will be an interesting contest of skills, perseverance, and of course, talent.
Erling Haaland seems unstoppable this season, and it will be interesting to see how the Wolves tackle the scathing attacks often unleashed by the Norwegian striker. Let’s explore what Wolves vs Manchester City Betting Odds and Predictions indicates and in scale is tipping in which team’s favor.
Wolves Vs Manchester City Betting Tips
Wolves will be playing on their turf, and their recent performance at home has been satisfactory. But still, they will be facing the top team in the league, which appears to be in great form. The stats are also not in favor of the Wolves, and the odds indicate they only have a mere 11% chance of winning the coming game.
Prediction: 3-0 win for Manchester City
Wolves vs Manchester City
Date and Time: 17 Sep 2022, 11:30 UTC
Venue: Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, England
Wolves vs Manchester City Betting Odds
Wolves vs Manchester City Full-Time Score
Wolves vs Manchester City Both Teams To Score
Wolves vs Manchester City Total Goals 2.5 (Over/Under)
Wolves last played Manchester City in the Premier League on May 12, 2022, and lost badly with a 1-5 score line. Similarly, their previous two encounters before the game mentioned above also ended in a defeat for the Wolves. They lost the game 0-1 and 0-4 to Manchester City.
The previous records indicate that the chances are slim for Wolves to come out as a winner in the upcoming game. Besides, the current Manchester City form will further complicate things for the Wolves. Haaland has secured two hat tricks so far and is gunning for the top scorer title in the Premier League.
Besides, Manchester City hasn’t lost any game this season and appears unstoppable. Although they have to settle for an unexpected draw in their previous game against Aston Villa, they are still too big a challenge for Wolves. They must employ all their cunningness, skills, and determination if they truly hope to defeat Pep Guardiola’s star-studded team, including the trio of Erling Haaland, Julián Álvarez, and Phil Foden.
The wolves were 10th in the previous season. However, their decline has led them to 14th place this season with 6 points to their name.
They have only conceded 0.67 goals per match which show strength in their defense department. However, they have only managed to score 0.50 goals per match which reveal that their attack needs to be sharper if they are relishing any hopes against Manchester City. Another thing that might offer the Wolves some relief is that they haven’t lost a home game. They have played 3, won 1 and concluded 2 with a draw.
On the other hand, the reigning champions, Manchester City, is all out to claim the title of the top team again.
They are second in the league, and only a single point separates them from the leader, Arsenal. They began their campaign in the Premier League with a bang, defeating Sevilla FC 4-0. Since then, they are still undefeated. However, Newcastle and Aston Villa did check their advance and forced them to conclude the game in a draw.
However, they were ravishing against Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace, destroying the rival’s defense. So far, City has played six games; they have four wins to boast, and two draws to ponder upon. In short, they are in excellent form, and Wolves have to do something extraordinary to stop the rampage the City might bring with them to the Molineux Stadium.
Wolves vs Manchester City Team News
Wolves would expect the promising Milan Midfielder Boubacar Traoré to join the Squad for the match against City. He missed the game last weekend. However, the reports indicate that he will be available for the upcoming conflict. Besides, Chiquinho is still a doubtful case, and there’s no exact confirmation about his return.
The left winger suffered a Cruciate Ligament Injury and has so far missed eight games. Likewise, the Wolves will also miss their center forward, Sasa Kalajdzic, who suffered a Cruciate Ligament Rupture and hasn’t recovered yet. Furthermore, the Wolves will be hoping for their striker Podence to strike yet again; the player has so far found nets two times. Diego Costa and Guedes will also be available for coach Bruno Lage to include in the term. We think that Cost might get the chance to make his debut in the new colors.
Possible Lineup for Wolves; Jose Sa, J. Castro, M. Kaliman, N. Collins, R. Air Nouri, J. Moutinho, R. Neves, M. Nunes, D. Podence, S. Kalajdzic, and P. Neto.
- Manchester City
Injury is one thing, but the bigger concern for Manchester right now is the Suspensions. João Cancelo, the right back, and John Stones, the center-back, both conceded a yellow card and have missed a game each. They can’t join the team before late September, so they will miss the upcoming confrontation with Wolves. Likewise, Benjamin Mendy, the left-back, is also facing suspension and won’t be available for the coming game.
As far as the injuries are concerned, Aymeric Laporte is still out and hasn’t recovered from Knee Surgery. Therefore, City might have to readjust its defense department. Pep Guardiola will again be heavily counting on his young Norwegian striker Erling Haaland, who hasn’t disappointed him yet. However, Julián Álvarez and Phil Foden and as sharp as they can be and will surely hope to perform to their caliber against the Wolves.
Possible Lineup of Manchester City; B. Silva, E. Haaland, J. Grealish, Rodri, P. Foden, R. Dias, M. Akanji, S. Gomez and Ederson.
Wolves vs Manchester City Head-to-Head Stats
The head-to-head records of Wolves and Manchester City show that the balance is hugely tipped in favor of the Cityzens. They have had 17 meetings previously, and City prevailed 11 times. Wolves have so far managed to outdo City on three occasions only.
On top of that, Manchester City appears to be 199% better at scoring goals. In all their previous conflicts, Wolves have failed to score in 33% of the games. Playing away, Manchester City has conceded 1.67 goals per match. However, Wolves, who will be playing in their backyard, have conceded 0.33 goals per match at home.
Last Five Games For Wolves
⚽ Wolverhampton 1 – 0 Southampton
After a long time, the Wolves tasted victory. Southampton was equally matched. However, the Wolves proved better and secured a win.
⚽ Wolverhampton 0 – 0 AFC Bournemouth
Despite their best efforts, the opponents couldn’t find nets in this game. At the final whistle, the score was 0-0, and the game ended in a draw.
⚽ Wolverhampton 1 – 1 Newcastle United
Wolves did manage a goal in this game against Newcastle United. However, the rivals soon leveled the score, and the game concluded in a draw.
⚽ Wolverhampton 2 – 1 Preston North End
The wolves were a better side in this game, and they proved it with their performance. Preston scored a goal. However, the Wolves broke through the defense twice and claimed a 2-1 victory.
⚽ Wolverhampton 0 – 1 Tottenham Hotspur
There was a close contest between Wolves and Hotspur in this game. Tottenham proved better and took home a 0 – 1 victory.
Last Five Games For Manchester City
⚽ Manchester City 4 – 0 Sevilla
The two clubs locked horns in this UEFA Cup game. Unsurprisingly, Manchester City easily overcame it’s rival 4-0.
⚽ Manchester City 1 – 1 Aston Villa
This premier league game was a spoiler for Manchester City. Their winning streak was finally checked by Aston Villa, and to everyone’s surprise, the game ended in a draw.
⚽ Manchester City 6 – 0 Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest might still feel the burns left by City in this game. Haaland annihilated his opponents, managing a hat trick that will long live in fans’ memories.
⚽ Manchester City 4 – 2 Crystal Palace
The young Norwegian striker was again the showstopper scoring a hat trick. Crystal palace put up a decent fight, but it wasn’t enough against the rampage led by Haaland. City won the game 4-2.
⚽ Manchester City 3 – 3 Barcelona
The two European Giants clashed in this club-friendly game. Both proved equal in strength, and the game ended with a final score tally of 3-3.
Premier League Points Table
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