|The champions seek to rise to the top of the table on their trip to Wolves in the early kickoff of Saturday. (Photo credit: GOAL)|
Wolves vs Manchester City
Wolves have managed sensational result at the Molineux against the best of sides, not the least Manchester City in the past and they will hope to be able to maintain the same energy when the league leaders visit on Saturday.
Wolves have had an indifferent start to the league season; one win and three draws in six games has left them just two points above the relegation zone and Bruno Lage is beginning to feel the heat, the visit of the champions isn’t what he’d wish for right now.
Manchester City will continue to command respect; the Cityzens lie second on the table behind Arsenal and will hope to jump above the Gunners with a strong showing away from home in the lunchtime kickoff fixture on Saturday.
Erling Braut Haaland has won the premier league player of the month for August; the Norwegian powered home nine goals in five games, including back-to-back hattricks against Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest.
How will Wolves line up? The departure of inspirational captain Connor Coady to Everton has left a huge void in the defense. Bruno Lage will set up to defend and hit the champions on the counter but will he hand a debut to free transfer signing Diego Costa?
City will refresh the side that labored past Borussia Dortmund in the champions league on Wednesday; that means we might see some changes in the middle of the park as the team will be headed for the international break from here on.
City will be the favorites in this game and it will be a huge shock for them to come out of this fixture without maximum points. Wolves have shocked them in the past, can they do it again?