Man City vs Wolves: Premier League preview, squad news, stats, predictions, kick-off time | Football news
Team news, stats and predictions ahead of Manchester City vs Wolves in the Premier League on Saturday; kick off at 12:30 p.m.
Manchester city Gabriel Jesus, Phil Foden and Nathan Ake will check ahead of the Premier League champions’ clash with Wolves on Saturday.
Forward Jesus missed the midweek victory in Leipzig with a blow as midfielder Foden (ankle) and defender Ake (back) were substituted during the game in Germany.
Ferran Torres remains on the casualty list with a broken foot.
wolves recover Willy Boly after the defender recovers from a muscle injury.
Marcal, absent following a positive coronavirus test, may also be called upon again.
Conor Coady and Rayan Ait-Nouri suffered blows in the 1-0 loss to Liverpool last weekend, but are in good shape. Yerson Mosquera (hamstrings), Jonny (knee) and Pedro Neto (knee) remain on the sidelines.
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Follow Man City vs Wolves on our Live Match Blog. The highlights will also be posted on Sky Sports digital platforms and on the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel from 5.15pm on Saturday.
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Jones Knows Prediction
Wolves have a goal problem and now have to face, arguably, the team with the best defensive process in Europe.
City have conceded the fewest joint goals this season with Chelsea (9), faced the fewest shots (101) and scored an expected number of goals of 9.53 in their 15 Premier League games, training in an exceptional setting and in the championship. best average of 0.6 goals expected every 90 minutes.
Although Bruno Lage oversaw a positive start to Wolves’ reign, only Norwich have scored fewer goals than their side this season (12). That lack of killer instinct has only intensified in the last five games with just one goal scored in that span – a number supported by their expected goalscoring data which shows a figure of just 2.4 in those five games.
Yes, they played Liverpool last weekend so they could apologize for it, but their previous four games were against Crystal Palace, West Ham, Norwich and Burnley. There is a big problem for Lage to solve.
They have the ability to frustrate City, but with such half-hearted attacking numbers it’s easy to predict the Wolves won’t score. A City win to zero at 4/6 with Sky Bet is on the cards but is short enough. The smartest game is to win the Evens for Man City and under 3.5 goals in the game which means we have the correct scores 1-0, 2-0, 3-0 and 2-1 in our favor.
SCORE PREDICTION: 2-0
BETTING ANGLE: Manchester City win and under 3.5 goals (Even with Sky Bet)
- Of all the matches that have been played at least 60 times in the history of the English Football League since its inception in 1888, Man City vs Wolves have the highest goals-per-game ratio of 3.83 (437 goals in 114 meetings).
- Manchester City have won 31 of their 39 Premier League appearances in 2021 (D2 L6) – only Liverpool in 1982 (33) and Chelsea in 2005 (32) have won more matches in a single calendar year in the history of the English elite.
- Excluding penalties, Wolves are the only side to have yet to concede a free kick goal in the Premier League this season, despite 39 shots in such situations. In contrast, only Leeds (15) conceded more set-piece goals (excluding pens) in the Premier League last season than Wolves (14).
- Wolves ‘Adama Traore has scored more Premier League goals against Man City than against any other team (3), scoring both goals in Wolves’ only away Premier League win against Citizens in October 2019.
- Raheem Sterling has scored 99 Premier League goals (18 for Liverpool, 81 for Manchester City). He would be the 32nd different player to hit triple digits in the competition, and the eighth youngest to do so (27 years old and 3 days old on the day of this match).
- Bernardo Silva has scored six goals in his last eight Premier League appearances for Manchester City – one more than in his previous 61 appearances in the competition (5) and is the Premier League’s best midfielder so far. quarter (7).
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