Manchester City vs Wolverhampton prediction 22/01/2023

Manchester City

Manchester City

3 : 0

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolverhampton Wanderers

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  • Date: 22/01/2023 
  • Competition: Premier League
  • KO: 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
  • Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester)

Following back-to-back defeats on the road, Man City returns to the Etihad Stadium looking to get their Premier League title charge back on track as they host an improving Wolves.

Bundled out of the League Cup at Southampton, Pep Guardiola´s side would suffer a shock 2:1 loss at Man Utd, leaving them some eight points behind leaders Arsenal.

However, a come-from-behind victory against Spurs on Thursday ensured a quick return to winning ways, and Guardiola´s side will know only another victory will do against a Wolves side that has won just one of their previous thirteen away PL matches.

Man City vs Wolves Betting Tips: Man City and over 2.5 match goals / Man City and BTTS

Having suffered surprising losses, we expect the Citizens to get back to winning ways on Sunday having won each of their last five matches against the visitors.

While Wolves claimed a shock win at this venue back in 2019, since then, City have won all five of their subsequent meetings with 16 goals scored and just 3 conceded.

At the Etihad, goals can always be expected, and even at both ends in recent weeks with City seeing BTTS in each of their last five home league games. With Wolves scoring in their last four on the road, it wouldn´t be the greatest surprise to see a similar outcome here with the hosts again defensively vulnerable in their 4:2 win against Spurs.

Yet that big comeback win should prove vital for the home side´s confidence, and we´re confident Pep Guardiola´s champions will keep the pressure on Arsenal with another much-needed victory. Considering their defensive issues and the attacking quality displayed in the second 45 minutes against Spurs, the home win with over 2.5 match goals looks a good choice here, with that outcome occurring in each of City´s last 13 home PL victories. 

Manchester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Manchester City

    3 : 0

    Wolverhampton Wanderers

    Premier League

  2. Wolverhampton Wanderers

    0 : 3

    Manchester City

    Premier League

  3. Wolverhampton Wanderers

    1 : 5

    Manchester City

    Premier League

  4. Manchester City

    1 : 0

    Wolverhampton Wanderers

    Premier League

  5. Manchester City

    4 : 1

    Wolverhampton Wanderers

    Premier League

Manchester City

Manchester City Team News

Pep Guardiola has a fully fit squad to choose from, with the only doubt being over the availability of young full-back Rico Lewis who was replaced in the closing stages of Thursday´s win against Spurs. Kyle Walker could come into the starting XI should Lewis miss out. 

Otherwise, Guardiola could hand recalls to Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva while Julian Alvarez and Riyad Mahrez should keep their places in the attack following excellent display against Spurs.

Last matches of Manchester City

  1. Manchester City

    1 : 0

    Arsenal

    FA Cup

  2. Manchester City

    3 : 0

    Wolverhampton Wanderers

    Premier League

  3. Manchester City

    4 : 2

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Premier League

  4. Manchester United

    2 : 1

    Manchester City

    Premier League

  5. Southampton

    2 : 0

    Manchester City

    Carabao Cup

Manchester City lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 31

    Ederson

Defenders

  • 5

    John Stones

  • 25

    Manuel Akanji

  • 14

    Aymeric Laporte

Midfielders

  • 82

    Rico Lewis

  • 16

    Rodri

  • 17

    Kevin De Bruyne

  • 8

    İlkay Gündoğan

Forwards

  • 26

    Riyad Mahrez

  • 10

    Jack Grealish

  • 9

    Erling Haaland

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolverhampton Team News

Wolves have no fresh injury concerns however they remain unable to call on the services of Sasa Kalajdzic (ACL), Pedro Neto (ankle), Boubacar Traore (groin) and Chiquinho (knee), while Goncalo Guedes has departed to join Benfica on loan for the rest of the season.

New recruits Mario Lemina and Pablo Sarabia are both unlikely to start but could feature from the bench, while Matheus Cunha is expected to lead the attack ahead of veteran Diego Costa. Both men have yet to score since their recent arrivals to Molineux. 

Last matches of Wolverhampton Wanderers

  1. Manchester City

    3 : 0

    Wolverhampton Wanderers

    Premier League

  2. Wolverhampton Wanderers

    0 : 1

    Liverpool

    FA Cup

  3. Wolverhampton Wanderers

    1 : 0

    West Ham United

    Premier League

  4. Nottingham Forest

    1 : 1

    Wolverhampton Wanderers

    Carabao Cup

  5. Liverpool

    2 : 2

    Wolverhampton Wanderers

    FA Cup

Wolverhampton Wanderers lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    José Sá

Defenders

  • 22

    Nélson Semedo

  • 4

    Nathan Collins

  • 23

    Max Kilman

  • 64

    Hugo Bueno

Midfielders

  • 5

    Mario Lemina

  • 8

    Rúben Neves

  • 27

    Matheus Nunes

Forwards

  • 37

    Adama Traoré

  • 9

    Raúl Jiménez

  • 11

    Hee-Chan Hwang

Key Facts Manchester City vs Wolverhampton

  1. Man City have seen over 2.5 goals scored in each of their last 13 home PL wins
  2. Man City have won each of their last five matches against Wolves, scoring 16 goals in the process
  3. Man City have not kept a clean sheet in any of their previous 5 home PL matches
  4. Wolves have scored in each of their last four away PL games.

Main prediction Manchester City - Wolverhampton Wanderers

Home/Over 2.5

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57% winrate

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1 wins in a row

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Manchester City & Wolverhampton Wanderers current standing in Premier League

Regular Season P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 Arsenal 19 16 2 1 45 - 16 +29 50
2 Manchester City 20 14 3 3 53 - 20 +33 45
3 Newcastle United 20 10 9 1 33 - 11 +22 39
4 Manchester United 20 12 3 5 32 - 25 +7 39
5 Tottenham Hotspur 21 11 3 7 40 - 31 +9 36
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 19 9 4 6 37 - 27 +10 31
7 Fulham 21 9 4 8 32 - 30 +2 31
8 Brentford 20 7 9 4 32 - 28 +4 30
9 Liverpool 19 8 5 6 34 - 25 +9 29
10 Chelsea 20 8 5 7 22 - 21 +1 29
11 Aston Villa 20 8 4 8 23 - 27 -4 28
12 Crystal Palace 20 6 6 8 18 - 27 -9 24
13 Nottingham Forest 20 5 6 9 16 - 35 -19 21
14 Leicester City 20 5 3 12 28 - 35 -7 18
15 Leeds United 19 4 6 9 26 - 33 -7 18
16 West Ham United 20 5 3 12 17 - 25 -8 18
17 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 4 5 11 12 - 30 -18 17
18 AFC Bournemouth 20 4 5 11 19 - 42 -23 17
19 Everton 20 3 6 11 15 - 28 -13 15
20 Southampton 20 4 3 13 17 - 35 -18 15

Manchester City vs Wolverhampton - FAQ

? Manchester City Player to Watch
Erling Haaland - The Norwegian ended his “scoring drought” with a vital equaliser in the 4:2 win against Spurs. Haaland has scored 15 of 22 PL goals at the Etihad.
? Wolverhampton Player to Watch
Matheus Cunha - The Brazilian forward could prove a vital addition to the Wolves ranks. The former Atletico Madrid striker will be looking for his first goal on English soil following his big-money transfer from La Liga.
? Where to Watch?
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