Game Week 21 Predictions: Manchester City to thump Wolves - Premier League predictions, betting tips, preview
|Manchester City will revive their failing season with the visit of Wolves to the Etihad, it will be a long afternoon for Julien Lopetegui and his lads. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
“I can’t recognize my team anymore, this is not the team that won the league four times in five years, there’s no fire in us, we’re comfortable” – Pep Guardiola.
The above suggests Arsenal will have to match Manchester City’s hunger and anger in the coming games.
With Guardiola seemingly going for the kill after he saw his team’s shambolic first-half performance against Tottenham on Thursday.
Wolves have enjoyed their trips to Manchester in the past, but it looks a lot like Manchester City won’t be dashing points out anymore.
Julien Lopetegui will sweat for it, his boys will suffer, and if they ever return to the Midlands with a point, they must frame it and take pictures too.
Wolves currently sit among the relegation hopefuls, and only a win would get them significantly above the endangered ones.
But what hopes can they nurse when they’re off to the Etihad?
Do they actually stand any chance of a potential upset?
Guardiola benched the trio of Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, and Joao Cancelo against Spurs, and none of them saw a single minute of action.
Rico Lewis seems to have nailed the right back shirt, and Kyle Walker would have to do more than just sprint to reclaim it.
While Nathan Ake is keeping the Portuguese out.
How will Wolves line up?
Expect a defensive unit to rely on counterattacks, but they must be disciplined while doing so.
Diego Costa is unavailable, so Mattheus Cunha will start alongside Raul Jimenez, with Daniel Podence playing behind them.
Manchester City will show up with little surprises as always, but red-hot Riyad Mahrez is expected to start.
Only Erling Haaland has that guaranteed shirt, but De Bruyne could return alongside Bernardo Silva.
Expect little tweaks in the defence as well.
Manchester City is expected to win this without any doubt, but the champions must be humble.
They have lost that fear factor, and teams now take the game to them.
They won’t take chances against Wolves; they would like to heap pressure on Arsenal.