England Premier League
Saturday 30th September 2023
Kick off at 3pm BST
Venue: Molineux Stadium
Wolves manager Gary O’ Neil has said that the Premier League is ruthless and he has experienced that first hand and has already witnessed highs and lows with the club in this campaign. Midweek was a low though as Wolves were knocked out of the EFL Cup by Ipswich and now they will have to face the champions, it never seems to get easier.
Wolves will be one of the teams threatened by relegation this season and they head into this weekend in 16th place with 4 points so far. Their one win came away to Everton but then they suffered losses against Crystal Palace and Liverpool. Last weekend put an end to that as the club were able to draw away to Luton however given how poor Luton have been so far that may not bode well for the rest of what looks like being a tough season for O’ Neil’s side.
Manchester City were knocked out of the EFL Cup in midweek as they lost 1-0 to Newcastle. Defeats are never good but at the end of the day when you choose not to play Erling Haaland that should tell you how important the game is thought of by the manager. City want to create history this season and become the first team ever in the English league and yes that counts before the Premier League to win the trophy four times in a row. In the league City have been superb and have won all of their six games so far. And yet they could be overtaken this weekend by Liverpool if they drop points here so there is no rest up just yet. Last weekend City beat Nottingham Forest 2-0 and in their last away game they put three past West Ham in a 3-1 win.
Wolves: Jean-Ricner Bellegarde is suspended for 3 games and not due back for almost a month. Tommy Doyle cannot face his parent club
Manchester City: Rodri is suspended for 3 games after his sending off last weekend. John Stones could be assessed but seems a major doubt with his ongoing muscle injury. Bernardo Silva is out for at least 10 days with a knock. Kevin De Bruyne is out long term with his hamstring
Wolves vs Man City Head to Head:
Last season Manchester City won this fixture 3-0.
Manchester City have scored 11 goals in the last 3 meetings against Wolves and won the last 6 in a row.
It’s been almost four years since Wolves beat Manchester City.
Wolves vs Man City Prediction:
To add some spice to the game Matheus Nunes will pull on a Manchester City top and yet just a few weeks ago he was playing for Wolves, expect very loud boos from the home crowd. One has to wonder if this is a good time to face Manchester City who have some key injuries and Rodri’s suspension in midfield? It may give Wolves a boost but there is so much quality in this City side they should still win and will of course start as the favourites.
We think that City are not worth their 1.30 to win this game but that they will get there in the end but it could be a very tough game for them and they will need to work hard. Wolves can have their chances and at home they will try to ask questions but at the same time cannot afford to leave gaps at the back.
Wolves vs Man City Betting Tips:
First goalscorer: Erling Haaland at 3.00
Highest Scoring Half: 2nd half at 2.05
Half Time: Draw at 2.50
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