Wolves vs. Man City Predictions: Best bets for City's trip to Molineux
In an unfortunate series of events for Wolves, they now stand as the obstacle in the way of a Manchester City side with a bit between their teeth. Knocked out of European competition and hell-bent on pulling away in the Premier League title race, it would take a brave person to attempt to side with the hosts.
The 5-0 showing against Newcastle may provide an insight into life on Wednesday evening. Pep Guardiola's side served up a performance with real purpose as they swatted aside the travelling Magpies. Wolves' dramatic Conor Coady-lead injury-time comeback mustn't be forgotten, either. It was an impressive point on the road at Stamford Bridge and a display Bruno Lage will hope seeps into Wednesday night's fixture.
Liverpool fans may want to look away, but I expect the nail to already be in the title race's coffin. In my opinion, City look set to trample over their remaining opponents, with Wolves offering no joy to the scouse contingent thirty miles away from the Etihad.
Wolves vs Man City Tips
- City Over 1.5 Goals & Over 5.5 City Corners - 2.10 - 1.5u - bet365
- City Over 1.5 Goals & Over 8.5 City Corners - 5.00 - 0.25u - bet365
@SamIngram Betting Odds Profit/Loss: +9.10u
In the Premier League this season, Manchester City and Liverpool not only lead the chase for the title, but they also rank as best in class for scoring two or more goals in a game. Ten of City's 17 away games have overseen multiple goals. That's a 59% strike rate for the proposed over 1.5 selection.
Yet, Wolves will offer no walkover at Molyneaux. Impressively, Lage's men are outdone by only City, Chelsea and Liverpool clubs for conceding multiple goals. Eight of 35 Premier League fixtures have seen Wolves ship two or more strikes.
The hosts are still scrapping for a shot at European football next term. Five points behind West Ham with a game in hand - the outcome of Wednesday's match will be the perfect answer to how wary the Hammers should be approaching the season's end.
With the game state how it is and City needing maximum points from every fixture, I can't see them faltering. If there's a shred of hope for Jurgen Klopp and company, it will be City's depleted backline. Kyle Walker, John Stones and Ruben Dias will be absent for Manchester City's trip to the Midlands. That's a significant chunk of Pep's defensive unit.
Nevertheless, in the shape of Nathan Ake, Aymeric Laporte, Oleksandr Zinchenko, and João Cancelo, one could argue that any concerns are rightfully muted in City's camp.
Away from goals scored, Manchester City corners appear to supply an intriguing approach to get the visiting team onboard. City forced 14, ten and six corners in the last three head-to-heads. The latter total came the last time the Citizens visited Wolverhampton and is a figure that would have returned us profit in September of last season.
It's hardly a surprise, but City average the highest corner total per90 away from home this campaign with 7.94. On the other hand, Wolves' 5.59 corners against at home have them as high as sixth for most conceded in the division, something that should benefit us here.
Again, with the need to attack and claim a points-haul from their midweek visit, don't be surprised if that pressure brings a hoard of corners and goals to boot.
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