Premier League action resumes this week with runaway league leaders Manchester City hosting Wolverhampton Wanderers this Tuesday in the first game of round 27 of the Premier League campaign.
Stadium: Etihad Stadium
Manchester City are on a run of 27 games unbeaten in all competitions.
They can equal a club-record 28-game unbeaten if they win or draw against Wolves
Wolves have a poor away scoring record against sides in the top seven and they have failed to score in any PL games this term against sides currently in the top seven (D1, L4)
Nuno Espirito Santo is now the longest-serving manager for Wolves in the PL era.
Manchester City’s will look to continue their unprecedented march to the PL title this Tuesday when they host Nuno Espirito Santo’s struggling Wolves side.
After an impressive win over West Ham in the weekend, City remain on course of their third league title under Pep Guardiola who has masterminded a complete turnaround of City’s fortunes after an uninspiring start to the season.
The former Barcelona manager registered his 200th win for Man City in his 273rd game in charge last Saturday, making him by far the manager with the best win percentage for any Manchester City manager. He will look to make it 201 wins from 274 games when his side hosts Wolves at the Etihad.
The hosts continue to re-write the history books this term and are heading into this tie on a run of 20 wins from 20 games in all competitions. Only a catastrophe will see them lose a game at this rate.
Possible Manchester City line-ups
Ederson; Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Kyle Walker; Rodri, Phil Foden, Kevin De Bruyne; Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus.
12th placed Wolverhampton Wanderers have been one of the underperforming teams in the PL this season and are in danger of missing out of a place in Europe after taking the league by storm in their first two seasons after promotion.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have struggled this season and have been unable to mount a serious charge towards a European spot all season.
But they have picked up form in recent times and are heading into this tie on a run of five games without a loss in the league. The Portuguese manager became the longest-serving manager in Wolves PL history in their last outing against Newcastle and will be hoping to prove that he has the tactical nous to compete with the best when they travel to the Northwest of England on Tuesday.
He faces a very strong City side though and will be lucky to head home with a point judging by their host’s current form.
Rui Patricio; Romain Saiss, Conor Coady, Leander Dendoncker; Jonny, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves, Nelson Semedo; Adama Traore, Pedro Neto, Willian Jose.
Manchester City : Draw : Wolves :: 1.18 : 7.00 : 17.00
Manchester City 3—1 Wolves