Man City in Tough Test at Wolves

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    18 Sep 2020 | Premier League | Preview
    Man City in Tough Test at Wolves

    The final fixture to be played in the second round of Premier League fixtures this season is between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City. The game will be played at Molineux Stadium on Monday the 21st of September with the hosts featuring in their second league match of the season.

    The visitors will be playing their first game of the new campaign.

    Wolverhampton Wanderers come into the match having won their opening game of the season 2-0 at Sheffield United. Despite having to play in the Europa League in August, Wolves started the game strongly and within 6 minutes they were 2-0 up. Wolves were forced to withstand some pressure from Sheffield United in the second half but prevented them from scoring to take maximum points and keeping clean sheet.

    Wolverhampton Wanderers had an inconsistent finish to last season, winning 2 of their final 6 Premier League matches. Both of the victories came at home against Everton and Crystal Palace and Wolves have lost only one of their last 7 home league games.

    Trends show Wolverhampton have managed to keep a clean sheet in 10 of their last 15 Premier League matches, including 6 of their last 7 at home. However, they have managed to keep just a single clean sheet in their last 4 meetings with Manchester City and it will be tough to keep out the visitors in this game.

    Manchester City were afforded an extra week of rest following their Champions League exploits in August. However, things did not go to plan for Pep Guardiola and Manchester City were eliminated from their competition by Lyon, having previously defeated Real Madrid in the Round of 16.

    Despite that elimination from the Champions League at the quarter final stage, Manchester City enjoyed a strong finish to the 2019/20 Premier League campaign. They have won each of their last 5 Premier League matches with the victories coming at home against Newcastle United, Bournemouth and Norwich City plus away against Brighton and Watford.

    Trends show Manchester City have won each of their last 2 away Premier League games but they have lost 3 of their last 5 on the road. Manchester City have seen over 2.5 goals scored in 9 of their last 10 league matches, including 3 of their last 4 away from home.

    Team news and Wolverhampton Wanderers look set to name the same starting XI from the game against Sheffield United. That means a place in the team for Adama Traore in the right wing-back position with Jonny injured.

    Manchester City travel with doubts over the fitness of Aymeric Laporte, Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez and Sergio Agüero. Nathan Aké and Ferran Torres could both make their Premier League debut for the club.

    This is going to be a tough test for Manchester City, especially as Wolverhampton Wanderers are already fully up to speed in the Premier League. However, Guardiola will know his team cannot afford to begin the season by dropping points and Manchester City could come out on top, with both teams scoring.

    Predictions for Premier League

    Home team - Away team Tip
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    WolverhamptonCrystal Palace
    30/10/2020 20:00
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    Sheffield UnitedManchester City
    31/10/2020 12:30
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    31/10/2020 15:00
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    LiverpoolWest Ham
    31/10/2020 17:30

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