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STAR PREVIEW Mon: Wolves v Man City

The Premier League season didn’t start well for Manchester United and their local rivals Manchester City could find tonight’s opening against Wolves to be a very tricky encounter.

City start this season with the majority of punters expecting them to retake their title from Liverpool, and we should see them push the Champions closer than they did last season, but it might take time for them to hit their top form. They will hope to have Aymeric Laporte on the pitch more than 14 times this season but he could miss this game due to a positive COVID-19 test whilst Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden could also be absent – Sergio Augero is definitely set to miss this game post knee surgery. Ilkay Gundogan will also be absent, after testing positive for COVID-19 this morning.

City will still have a fine side out as one expects – and it’ll be fascinating to see how Nathan Ake and Ferran Torres go on their likely debut – but it’s possible that they could be slightly undercooked as United were on Saturday in a limp display to Crystal Palace, when the advantage of having a game under your belt appeared to be very notable.

Guardiola’s side are unbeaten in their last 11 opening Premier League games, but since 2015/16 they’ve come against West Brom (2-0), Sunderland (2-1), Arsenal (2-0), & West Ham (5-0) – and this Wolves side surely presents a stronger challenge on paper.

Wolves v Man City
Premier League
20:15 Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD

HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
(Maximum 10 matches, since 2010)
DEC 2019 PREMIER LEAGUE Wolves 3-2 Manchester City
OCT 2019 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester City 0-2 Wolves
JAN 2019 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester City 3-0 Wolves
AUG 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Wolves 1-1 Manchester City
OCT 2017 EFL CUP Manchester City 0-0 Wolves
APR 2012 PREMIER LEAGUE Wolves 0-2 Manchester City
OCT 2011 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester City 3-1 Wolves
OCT 2011 CARLING CUP Wolves 2-5 Manchester City
JAN 2011 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester City 4-3 Wolves
OCT 2010 PREMIER LEAGUE Wolves 2-1 Manchester City

Nuno’s side were impressive against Sheffield United last week when Conor Coad & Romain Saiss were both impressive in defence whilst Adama Traore, Pedro Neto, goal-scorer Raul Jimenez and Daniel Podence terrorised the Sheffield United defence going forward, and we already know how effective Nuno’s side are against elite opposition.

Since winning promotion, Wolves have recorded wins against City, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United in the league, whilst also knocking Liverpool and Manchester United out of the FA Cup in recent seasons. Indeed, City and Liverpool have registered more Premier League points against the established top six than Wolves (24) since August 2018 and Wolves completed the double over Manchester City last season too.

City’s quality is always respected, but few teams have matched upto them better than Wolves and 3/4 about the hosts with a +1.25 start on the Asian Handicap is far more appealing than backing the visitors.

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