Manchester City went to the top of the Premier League table on matchday 15 with a 3-1 win over Watford. They Cityzens followed up the victory with a 2-1 loss to RB Leipzig on matchday 6 of the Champions League, however. Pep Guardiola must now get the Cityzens up for an early kick off against a Wolverhampton Wanderers side that is coming off of a late 1-0 loss to Liverpool at home.

Manchester City vs Wolves Match Preview

Wolverhampton Wanderers are eighth in the Premier League ahead of matchday 16. They have failed to win their last three league matches taking two points from the nine on offer. Manager Bruno Lage’s team continues to struggle in the final third. Just 12 goals have been scored by the team in 15 Premier League games. Wolves failed to score in those three straight matches in the league that finished without wins.

Manchester City did the double over Wolves last season, however, during the 2019-20 season, the Old Gold did the double against the Cityzens. Manchester City have a habit of dropping points to teams they should defeat in the league. Can Wolves win at Manchester City for the second time in three seasons?

Manchester City vs Wolves Betting Odds

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Manchester City are atop the current Premier League form table. They took 15 points from the last 18 on offer in the league. Five straight matches finished as wins for Pep Guardiola’s team. The Cityzens outscored their last six opponents 12-5.

Wolverhampton Wanderers may be winless in three straight matches, but they still took eight points from the last 18 available. Goalscoring has been Wolves’ main problem. They scored a mere three goals across their last six matches. The team’s defence conceded just four times during that run of fixtures.

Manchester City are heavy favourites to win at full-time against Wolves. Bookies’ best betting odds are at 1/5 for a Manchester City win. Wolverhampton Wanderers are at the best betting odds of 20/1 to win at full-time.

The Cityzens are on a two-match home winning streak in the league. Their loss to Leipzig on Tuesday shouldn’t be ignored, but it needs to be remembered that Manchester City were already through to the round of 16 as group winners.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have taken 11 points from 21 on offer away from Molineux. Their last three road matches all ended without a victory.

Manchester City vs Wolves Team News

Forward Ferran Torres remains on the sidelines nursing a broken foot. He is due back in January. Defender Aymeric Laporte could return to the team following a knock. It looks likely that Gabriel Jesus will miss the fixture at the Etihad Stadium due to a knock.

Bernardo Silva is in fantastic form for Manchester City. He is coming off of a two-goal performance against Watford last weekend. He now has seven goals in 14 Premier League games and leads Manchester City in scoring in the league.

Lage could be without up to seven players for the visit to the Etihad Stadium. Centre-back Conor Coady suffered a foot injury against Liverpool which could keep him out of the game. However, Coady will be given until the last minute to prove his fitness.

Fernando Marcal, Jonny Otto, Pedro Neto, Yerson Mosquera, and Wily Boly are all ruled out of the fixture. Meanwhile, exciting young wing-back Rayan Ait Nouri is a major doubt after tweaking a leg muscle against Liverpool a week ago.

Manchester City vs Wolves H2H

Manchester City did the double over Wolves last season by a score of 7-2. The Cityzens won at the Etihad 4-1. The game exploded for goals in second half as it was just 1-0 at halftime. Wolverhampton Wanderers did the league double over Manchester City in 2019-20. Wolves famously went to the Etihad Stadium and claimed a 2-0 win. Adama Traore was in stellar form on the day and Wolves hit Manchester City on the counter-attack for both goals.

Since 2017-18, Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers have played seven times in league and cup matches. Manchester City have posted a record of 3W-2D-2L across those seven games. Each of the teams’ last three Premier League matches finished with over 3.5 goals scored. 

Manchester City vs Wolves Prediction

Both teams to score: YES @ 31/20 - BET NOW

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Manchester City may be on a stellar run of form – in the league – but they are conceding goals. Yes, Manchester City have conceded the fewest goals in the Premier League (nine) and Wolves have scored just 12 goals; but our betting tips prediction is for both teams to score goals. The last three matches between these teams ended with both teams scoring. In addition, Manchester City have conceded goals in five straight games in all competitions.

Over 3.5 goals @ 29/20 - BET NOW

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The last three games between these teams ended with over 3.5 goals scored and our betting tips prediction is to back this goals total to occur once more. Two of City’s last eight games in all competitions finished with over 3.5 goals. Meanwhile, seven of their last eight games finished with over 2.5 goals. Three of Wolves’ 17 matches in all competitions finished with over 3.5 goals this season.

Bernando Silva to score anytime @ 21/10 - BET NOW

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Bernardo Silva is on fire. He has scored three goals in his last two games in the league and bagged two versus Watford last weekend. Silva is Manchester City’s chief goalscorer with seven Premier League goals. The next closest player is Ilkay Gundogan with three league goals. Our betting tips prediction is for Silva to stay hot and score again this weekend against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

For as good as Wolves have been at times this season under Lage, they aren’t finishing enough chances. The defence has played well, but injuries have played their part at times. Our betting tips prediction is for Manchester City to win a third straight match versus Wolverhampton Wanderers and remain at the top of the table.