Manchester City are set to welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers at Etihad Stadium on 22 January as they try to gain more points.
So far this season, Manchester City have faced Wolverhampton just once.
Wolverhampton is currently ranked 16th, whereas Manchester City are currently ranked second.
Following up on their last performance, Manchester City will be looking for more of the same following their 4-2 Premier League victory over Tottenham Hotspur.
Manchester City controlled 59 percent of the game’s possession and six of its 16 shots on goal were on target.
Julián lvarez (51′), Erling Haaland (53′), and Riyad Mahrez (63′, 90′) scored goals for Manchester City.
Three of Tottenham Hotspur’s nine attempts on goal were successful. Emerson Royal (45′) and Dejan Kulusevski (44′) both scored goals for Tottenham Hotspur.
In their last six games, City under Pep Guardiola have scored a total of 11 goals. The total number of goals they have let up in those same games is 7.
Wolverhampton Wanderers have not defeated City in either of their previous five league games entering this matchup.
Wolves and its traveling supporters will be hoping for a better outcome after losing their previous FA Cup encounter against Liverpool.
Wolverhampton Wanderers had 58% of the possession in that game and 2 of their 11 efforts on goal were successful. Liverpool made 7 attempts on goal with 2 of them being on target at the other end. Liverpool scored with a goal from Harvey Elliott (13′).
Based on statistics, Wolves have been scored against in 5 of their most recent 6 games, allowing their opponents to score a total of 6 goals. Wolverhampton Wanderers appear to have some soft spots at the back.
Before this match, Wolverhampton Wanderers:
- Have played City away from home in the past two league games without recording a win.
- Have won all three of their previous away league games.
Manchester City Vs Wolves Team News
With no players out due to injury, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has no concerns over his physical condition going into this match.
Several of the Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui’s players are injured. Sasa Kalajdzic and Chiquinho are out due to ruptured and injured cruciate ligaments, respectively.
Head 2 Head
Reviewing their previous head-to-head matches dating back to December 27, 2019, we can see that Manchester City has won 5 of them, Wolves has won 1, and there have been no draws.
In total, 24 goals were scored in those games, averaging 4 goals per match.
The result of their most recent league meeting was Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–3 Manchester City on Match Day 8 of the Premier League in 2022.
Wolverhampton Wanderers had 41% of the possession in that game and made 6 attempts on goal, scoring on one of them.
Seven of Manchester City’s 16 shot attempts on goal were successful. There were goals from Jack Grealish (1′), Erling Haaland (16′), and Phil Foden (69′).
Anthony Taylor served as the official referee.
Man City – 42 points, 13 victories, 3 draws, 3 defeats. Total score is 50 goals with 20 goals missed.
Wolverhampton Wanderers – 17 points, 4 winning matches, 5 ties, 10 losses. Total goals scored – 12 goals with 27 goals missed.
Man City XI: Ederson, Lewis, Stones, Akanji, Ake, Rodri, Gundogan, Grealish, Mahrez, Alvarez, Haaland
Wolves XI: Sa; Lembikisa, Collins, Toti, Jonny; Hodge, Neves, Moutinho; Traore, Jimenez, Ait-Nouri.
Manchester City Vs Wolves Prediction
We think it will be difficult for Wolverhampton Wanderers to score even one goal against a Manchester City club that should dominate this match in attack, midfield, and defense.
Our prediction for the final score is that City will triumph 3-0, handily.
FIXTURE: Manchester City – Wolverhampton
DATE: 22 Jan 2023
TIME: 14:00 UTC
VENUE: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England