Man City v Wolverhampton Premier League betting preview and tips

21:00 Mon 14 Jan
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: Wolves +2.5
Units: 1/5
Odds: -175

Wolverhampton Wanderers are so unpredictable that they’re actually becoming very predictable, with the Midlands side very capable when it comes to facing the top teams in the Premier League but somewhat less successful against the rest of the clubs.

Wolves sit ninth in the table and their return of 29 points from 21 games played is a very healthy return considering that Nuno’s side were only promoted last season and they are thirteen clear of the drop zone.

They truly announced themselves in the top flight by drawing 1-1 with Manchester City in late August, with Willy Boly having the audacity to score the opener against the champions before Aymeric Laporte equalised.

Since that summer’s day, Wolves have continued to ruffle the feathers of the elite teams. There have been victories against Chelsea and Tottenham, while Wanderers have also taken a point from away games against Arsenal and Manchester United.

That recent 3-1 victory at Wembley certainly marks them out as a dangerous team and Pep Guardiola will be wary of facing a team who prosper on the counter-attack against sides that come forward in numbers.

Clearly Manchester City are heavily likely to win the match and we’re likely to see Kevin de Bruyne pulling the strings in midfield, with Sergio Aguero also now back in the fold and the champions will want to get on a winning run to challenge Liverpool.

However, it’s getting to the stage of the season where victories are imperative and it could be a case of managing the game should City take the lead, with Wolves looking like a decent shout with a 2.5 goal start.

Braver customers could look to support the visitors with a smaller advantage such as 1.5 goals, although 2.5 goals provides a nice cushion and we’re happy that Wolves can keep the scoreline down.

BETTING TIP
Wolves +2.5 @ 1.57 with bet365

Team News

Man City: 4-3-3 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Wolverhampton: 3-5-2 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 31
    Ederson Moraes
  • 03
    Danilo
  • 14
    Aymeric Laporte
  • 05
    John Stones
  • 02
    Kyle Walker
  • 21
    David Silva
  • 25
    Fernandinho
  • 20
    Bernardo Silva
  • 19
    Leroy Sane
  • 33
    Gabriel Jesus
  • 07
    Raheem Sterling
  • 11
    Rui Patricio
  • 05
    Ryan Bennett
  • 16
    Conor Coady
  • 15
    Willy Boly
  • 02
    Matt Doherty
  • 32
    Leander Dendoncker
  • 28
    Joao Moutinho
  • 08
    Rúben Neves
  • 19
    Jonny
  • 09
    Raul Jimenez
  • 18
    Diogo Jota

Premier League

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Liverpool 23 19 3 1 54:13 60
2 Manchester City 23 17 3 3 59:16 54
3 Tottenham 22 16 0 6 46:23 48
4 Chelsea 23 14 5 4 40:19 47
5 Arsenal 23 13 5 5 48:32 44
6 Manchester Unit 23 13 5 5 46:33 44
7 Watford 23 9 6 8 32:32 33
8 Wolverhampton W 23 9 5 9 27:31 32
9 Everton 23 8 7 8 33:30 31
10 Leicester 23 9 4 10 29:29 31
11 West Ham 23 9 4 10 30:34 31
12 Bournemouth 23 9 3 11 33:42 30
13 Brighton 23 7 5 11 25:32 26
14 Crystal Palace 23 6 4 13 23:32 22
15 Southampton 23 5 7 11 25:40 22
16 Burnley 23 6 4 13 23:43 22
17 Newcastle Unite 23 5 6 12 19:31 21
18 Cardiff 23 5 4 14 19:44 19
19 Fulham 23 3 5 15 21:51 14
20 Huddersfield 22 2 5 15 13:38 11