Wolves vs Manchester City
England – Premier League
Date: Friday, 27 December 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Molineux Stadium (Wolverhampton).
After their win over Leicester the last match-day, Pep Guardiola’s men surely will be high on confidence. But they still have a lot of ground to cover if they hope to catch Liverpool. Against Wolves, on the road, Citizens will have no option to go after with all their might for the three points.
Wolves vs Manchester City Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, Wolves won on the road, 0-2.
- Seven of the former nine wins went to Manchester City.
- The last the hosts won at this venue was back in 2010.
- City last failed to find the back of the net at this venue in 2003.
Wolves vs Manchester City Match Preview
After seeing Liverpool’s initial form, a lot of pundits postulated that it would be hard to keep up this kind of run all through the season, and even if City were trailing in points, they would have a lot of time to catch up.
However, it’s the halfway mark of the season, and all through their campaign, the Reds have dropped just two points in total, and that too against archrivals Manchester United.
Honestly, Pep will need some divine intervention now if they hope to defend their crown. Jurgen Klopp seems hell-bent on delivering the Holy Grail to the loyal Liverpool fans. City really have no option but to target the remaining 60 points on offer.
They certainly do have the caliber to go through such a run. The only question is, will they be able to handle the pressure?
Wolves vs Manchester City Prediction
Wolves were on the road the last match-day, and had to orchestrate a comeback win over Norwich to still be in contention for a spot in the top-six. After conceding early in the game, the visitors struck twice to close out the match, 1-2.
In the meantime, Manchester City faced one of their toughest challenges for their season the previous game week – the fixture against Leicester. Despite being at home, they conceded early and went behind on the scoreline as well.
However, the spirit of the champions was well on display, as they then scripted a 3-1 comeback, against arguably the best defense in the league.
This Friday, by all means, the Manchester Blues hold the upper hand. The prime reason would be their stature in England, the talent they have on their roster, and the presence of arguably the best manager in world football right now, Pep Guardiola.
Going on, they are the two-time defending champions, and are desperate to lift the title a third time in a row.
They have also scored the most number of goals in the league as of now, and the most number of goals on the road as well. The team is also on a four-match winning run, and have lost just five times in their previous forty-five match-ups.
On the road, they are on another run of four wins on the trot, and managed to win 19 of their preceding 25 fixtures.
Meanwhile, understand that Wolves gained promotion to this league just a season before, and they considerably lack in experience. They may be going through a good run as of now, but against the wounded and desperate Citizens, they really are no match.
Their home advantage might be able to give them some level of protection, but the determined Pep Guardiola knows that it’s do-or-die now. Anymore dropped points, and it’s practically goodbye to the PL medals.
In addition, also consider the fact that City have dominated this opponent over the years in h2h clashes. The Manchester outfit recorded seven of the previous nine h2h wins, and the last they lost at this venue was nine years back.
Taking into account all these observations, rightfully expect a hard-fought but convincing win for Manchester City this Friday. They simply cannot let this go down to the wire, so expect some early goals from the defending champions.
Wolves vs Manchester City Betting Tips
Manchester City to Win @ 1.40 (2/5)
Manchester City to Score in First Half @ 1.50 (1/2).