Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester City Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Despite a strong performance at the King Power Stadium, Wolves fell to a 2-0 loss against Leicester City during the weekend. Raul Jimenez had an excellent match and Wolves stuck the post on a couple of occasions. James Maddison’s deflected goal just before half-time made things even more difficult for the visitors. Wolves, though, were unable to capitalise on a second-half red card for Jamie Vardy. Manchester City thrashed Huddersfield 6-1 at the Etihad Stadium. A hat-trick from Sergio Aguero along with goals from Gabriel Jesus, David Silva, and Terence Kongolo were able to put City far out of reach. Jon Stankovic became the first player to score past City this season but his goal only turned out to be a consolation.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Manchester City are an incredibly strong team who are expected to lose only a handful of games between now and end of the season. In fact, City are so strong that the club could even end up challenging Arsenal’s unbeaten record. Wolves have been playing exciting football and it is not justified by their return of just two goals and points from the first two games. City may make the mistake of undermining their opponents and Wolves will be on hand to punish them. An attractive choice would be to back both teams to score.

City have been playing wonderful football but the six-goal return against Huddersfield is unlikely to repeat for a second consecutive game. Wolves do have their weaknesses at the back but it is unlikely that they will be taken for a ride. At the same time, City are strong enough to score more than 2.5 goals, which would be my pick in the match.

Both teams to score – 1/1

Manchester City to score over 2.5 goals – 1/1

Wolverhampton Wanderers saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Wolverhampton Wanderers saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Manchester City

Manchester City saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played

Manchester City scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played against Wolverhampton Wanderers

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Wolverhampton Wanderers Form Guide

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Won

4

Draw

4

Lost

2
D A

25-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

11-08-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

18-08-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

25-08-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

01-09-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

16-09-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

22-09-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Manchester City Form Guide

Manchester City Team Logo

Manchester City

Won

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
L H

26-07-2018

Champions Cup

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

29-07-2018

Champions Cup

Bayern Munich Team Logo Bayern Munich

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

05-08-2018

Community Shield

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

12-08-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

19-08-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 6 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

D A

25-08-2018

Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

01-09-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

15-09-2018

Premier League

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

19-09-2018

Champions League Grp. F

Lyon Team Logo Lyon

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

22-09-2018

Premier League

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 3)

Wolverhampton Wanderers Preview

It is rather surprising that Wolves have only managed to take a point from the opening two games, as the team has played extremely well. The strong performances from the newly promoted team should not come as a surprise given the spending power handed over to manager Nuno. Wolves already had an exciting squad that helped them get promotion in style. There is a serious danger of Wolves losing confidence before they hit a key stage in the campaign and the club need some positive results in order to pick themselves up.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team News

Matt Doherty is doubtful for the game, while Ivan Cavaleiro (back) and Dominic Iorfa (groin) are unavailable for Wolves.

Manchester City Preview

City are justifying their tag as the favourites for the Premier League title with some incredible football over the last three games. The incredibly strong City squad has the ability to dismantle most teams in the Premier League with ease and they displayed this quality against Huddersfield. Guardiola may struggle to repeat a six-goal return every time City step onto the field, but it would not be a surprise if the club went on to break their own goalscoring record – set only last season.

Manchester City Team News

Claudio Bravo (Achilles tendon), Phillippe Sandler (meniscus), Kevin De Bruyne (knee), and Danilo (ankle) are unavailable for Pep Guardiola.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Manchester City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester City Sidelined Players

Wolverhampton Wanderers
7 Ivan Cavaleiro Injured
Manchester City
17 Kevin De Bruyne Injured

Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
11 GK Rui Patricio 189 84
5 CD Ryan Bennett 188 70
16 CD Conor Coady 185 75
15 CD Willy Boly 191 81
2 LM Matt Doherty 185 75
28 CM Joao Moutinho 170 61
19 RM Jonny 175 70
8 CM Ruben Neves 180 80
10 LF Helder Costa 178 73
9 CF Raul Jimenez 188 79
18 RF Diogo Jota 178 70
No. Pos Player M kg
31 GK Ederson Moraes 188 89
2 LB Kyle Walker 178 83
14 CD Aymeric Laporte 191 85
4 CD Vincent Kompany 190 85
22 RB Benjamin Mendy 185 85
25 CDM Fernandinho 179 66
8 CDM Ilkay Guendogan 180 79
20 CM Bernardo Silva 173 64
21 CM David Silva 173 67
7 CM Raheem Sterling 170 69
10 CF Sergio Aguero 173 70