Citizens look to respond at Molineux

Pep Guardiola

After Liverpool moved level on points with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League, the Citizens will be hoping to re-establish their three-point lead with a victory at Wolves on Wednesday evening (Match betting – Wolves 11/1, Draw 9/2, City 1/4).

The Citizens still hold the advantage in the title race, as they are three goals better off than the Reds, but Pep Guardiola will be eager for his side to move a win ahead of Jurgen Klopp’s chasers.

City bounced back from their Champions League semi-final exit in style last weekend, as they thrashed Newcastle United 5-0, and their away form in the top-flight should give them the utmost confidence ahead of the trip to Molineux (20:15 KO).

Since losing at Tottenham back in August, Guardiola’s troops haven’t suffered another away defeat in the league this season, racking up 13 victories and three draws in what has been an incredible run of form.

The reigning Premier League champions haven’t conceded a goal in their previous five away PL games and a win to nil, priced at 10/11, looks a decent shout given the fact Wolves are the fourth-lowest scorers in the division.

While Bruno Lage’s men have struggled to click in the final third, they have been impressive at the back and they boast the fourth-best defensive record, with their goals against tally of 34 only bettered by City (21), Liverpool (24) and Chelsea (31).

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Since losing 3-2 at Wolves in December 2019, the Citizens (1/8 – Premier League Outright) have won the next three meetings against the Black Country outfit with an aggregate score of 8-2.

Guardiola is facing somewhat of a defensive crisis ahead of the contest after he confirmed Ruben Dias, John Stones and Kyle Walker will all miss the title run-in, while Nathan Ake is also struggling with an ankle problem.

The Spanish tactician has suggested either Fernandinho – who will be leaving the club at the end of this campaign – or Rodri could partner Aymeric Laporte at centre-back.

As for Wolves, defenders Max Kilman and Nelson Semedo will not play again this season, although there is some better news with winger Daniel Podence possibly returning after more than a month out with a foot issue.

City have scored three or more goals in each of their past four league fixtures and over 3.5 goals in the match is priced at 13/8, while it is 3/1 for the Citizens to net over 2.5 times in the match.

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Author: Lucille White