Manchester City v Wolves Tips: Walker the value cards play
Tuesday night at 20:00 on BT Sport, we head to the North-West where Manchester City host Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Etihad Stadium. The Premier League front-runners will be looking to secure a 15th consecutive league victory whilst simultaneously equalling their 28-game unbeaten record.
Guardiola has a host of options and will again rotate his squad to keep things fresh. With both Kevin De Bruyne and the Argentine Sergio Aguero fully fit, their only injury concern remains the Dutch International defender Nathan Ake. With Sterling, Cancelo and Rodri all given a rest at the weekend, they are likely to be back in the Spaniards starting XI here against Wolves.
Nuno Espírito Santo will still be without regular starters Daniel Podence, Wily Boly and of course Raul Jiminez after the horrific clash of heads with David Luiz back in November. His side will be looking to build on recent form, picking up seven points from a possible nine, with the main goal being to avoid defeat.
Pep Guardiola has coached this team to an impeccable standard and its extremely difficult to envisage any other outcome, bar a home win. With 20 (yes, 20!) straight wins in all competitions, it’s just a matter of how to get the Citizens on side.
A new found partnership between Dias and Stones has really solved City’s early season defensive issues. In the 16 Premier League games they’ve started together, City have only conceded a remarkable 3 goals. Wolves haven’t travelled too well in the Premier League either. They have only registered 1 win in their last 8 away games domestically which is a huge worry for Nuno’s side. In those 8 away matches, Wolves have only found the net in 4 of those occasions.
With Wolves’ away goal woes and Manchester City’s ridiculous record, it really is hard to not see City taking all three points in a shutout victory. This selection has landed in 10 of their last 12 home matches, priced at 8/11 (58%), this price holds great value.
After having a browse through the card prices for this market, I was completely shocked to see Kyle Walker priced this large; I just have to back it!
Adama has a new lease of life recently, looking even sharper than normal. In the last two games, Nuno has opted to deploy the Spanish powerhouse as a left winger instead of his usual right flank, which would put him directly up against Kyle Walker. The oily armed winger has drawn 42 fouls in his last 14 Premier League starts (3 per game) and a tactical foul from Walker to prevent a counter looks far too big at 10s.
If you’re feeling lucky, I have selected a same game multi that requires a handful of outcomes. Previously explained the price at 8/11 looks great value on the Citizens winning to nil here and I have added a few extras for a huge longshot.
Man City haven’t been conceding too many shots of late, but this game could set up nicely for the pace of Adama and Neto on the counter, especially against a Guardiolo side where the full backs play as attackers.
Since Adama and Neto have switched flanks, the shots have been flying. In their last 2 games, Adama has registered 6 shots and Neto a whopping 10! The City factor has truly been incorporated into the price as both of these individual prices look huge, both hitting the required amount in their last two matches quite comfortably; taking a punt at this price is most definitely worth some loose change.