Wolves will hope to roll back the years to earn a positive result against the champions at Molineux on Saturday but do they have what it takes to stop Manchester City? (Photo credit: 90mins)
Wolves vs. Manchester CityMolineux Stadium3:00pm
|Wolves will hope to roll back the years to earn a positive result against the champions at Molineux on Saturday but do they have what it takes to stop Manchester City? (Photo credit: 90mins)|
This is another 3 o’clock game on Saturday, and the champions would seek to win again in the league to continue their monstrous start to the season.
Manchester City crashed out of the League Cup 1-0 at St. James’s Park on Wednesday and would want to return to winning ways with their visit to the Molineux. The treble-winners have won every league game this season and could make it seven from seven on Saturday.
Wolves have won just one game this season, and that was the success at Everton. The only other positive result in the league was the 1-1 draw away to Luton last weekend, albeit with ten men after Jeanricer Bellegarde was sent off in the first half.
Two of the next four for Wolves are winnable games on paper against Bournemouth and Sheffield, but both games are away from the Molineux. The champions may come too strong for the hosts, but they have enjoyed positive results against Pep Guardiola’s side in the past.
Rodri remains a big miss for the champions as he continues to serve his ban and will also be out of the big game against Arsenal next week, but Mattheus Nunes and Matteo Kovacic could do a number in the middle of the park.
It’s about the game in front of you, so Manchester City will focus on Wolves for now; a two-point advantage is nothing, as shown by Arsenal last season, but Manchester City hits differently; however, Guardiola will prefer the win continue.
The Wolves will have to do better than they have been doing in front of goal. Mattheus Cunha has been guilty of missing gilt-edge chances, and if Wolves pick anything from the game against City, they must take their chances because they won’t get many.
Erling Haaland is still in the business of scoring goals, and Phil Foden is still in the business of mesmerising with assists. Bernardo Silva is unavailable for this one, and John Stones is also a doubt, but the champions have enough to see off the Wolves.