Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester City Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions
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This fixture last season saw the hosts edge a five-goal thriller at Molineux and Goal are backing another high-scoring encounter this week

Manchester City play their first game of the Premier League season on Monday evening as Pep Guardiola's men visit Molineux to take on Wolves.

The side from the Black Country won both of their encounters with City last season and have been something of a bogey team for the Citizens who have won just one of their last five meetings in all competitions.

Wolves vs Manchester City Latest Odds

Nuno Espirito Santo saw his team get off to a winning start last Monday, beating Sheffield United 2-0 at Bramall Lane and they can be backed at 5/1 (6.00) with bet365 to claim another victory.

The visitors are offered at 1/2 (1.50) while the draw is priced at 7/2 (4.50).

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Wolves vs Manchester City Team News

The hosts have practically a fully fit squad from which to choose, with long-term absentee Jonny Otto the only player unavailable.

City are without both Sergio Aguero and Aymeric Laporte, while Bernardo Silva is also doubtful with a muscle problem.

Wolves vs Manchester City Preview

While they were far from the most prolific team at home last season, Wolves did manage to consistently find the back of the net at Molineux.

The Europa League quarter-finalists scored in 16 of their 19 league games in their own stadium, including against Liverpool, City, Chelsea and Manchester United.

The sale of Diogo Jota to Liverpool last week is of course a blow to their attacking ambitions, yet they will still be able to compete well on Monday night with the likes of Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore looking particularly dangerous in the season-opener last week. 

City meanwhile only kept clean sheets in seven away games last term and while Guardiola's men can almost always be relied upon for goals, on the road they do concede chances.

Last season, City's matches averaged the highest number of goals in the division and backing them to get their campaign underway with another high-scoring clash makes sense.

Wolves vs Manchester City Preview

Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is priced at 11/10 (2.10) and looks like an attractive selection, while over 3.5 goals is priced at 7/4 (2.75) and paid out in 11 of City's 19 away games last term. 

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly. 

Best Bet Banner 28022020 Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at 11/10 (2.10) for a 2pt stake with bet365

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Match Facts

  1. Wolves were one of just two sides to complete a Premier League double over Manchester City last season (also Manchester United); they last won three consecutive top-flight meetings with the Citizens back in October 1961 (seven in a row).
  2. Manchester City have lost four of their last seven top-flight away games at Wolves (W2 D1); the Citizens could lose at Molineux in two consecutive top-flight campaigns for the first time since losing three in a row between 1970-71 and 1972-73.
  3. Man City have lost both of their last two league meetings with Wolves; manager Pep Guardiola has never lost three consecutive league games against a single opponent in his entire managerial career.
  4. Manchester City haven’t lost their opening game in any of their last 11 Premier League seasons (W10 D1), winning the last nine in a row. No side has ever won 10 consecutive season openers in the competition before.
  5. Since returning to the Premier League in August 2018, Wolves have won none of their 8pm kick-offs in the top-flight (D3 L4), while opponents Man City have won nine of their 10 kick-offs at 8pm in that time (L1).
  6. After losing against Southampton in July, Manchester City have won their last five Premier League games by an aggregate score of 21-1.
  7. Wolves’ opening day victory over Sheffield United was their 1,999th league win – they’re looking to become just the fourth team to win 2,000 games in the top four tiers of English football (Man Utd 2234, Liverpool 2212, Arsenal 2117).
  8. Wolves are looking to start a Premier League season with two successive victories for just the second time, with the only other occasion being in their last relegation campaign in 2011-12.
  9. Wolves were 2-0 up after just six minutes on MD1 against Sheffield United – their earliest Premier League goal in 2019-20 came after nine minutes. Indeed, Wolves scored a league-low 27% of their Premier League goals in the first half last season (14/51).
  10. Wolves’ Adama Traoré scored in both of his side’s league wins over Manchester City last season; the Spaniard’s three Premier League goals against them is more than he has scored against all other sides in the competition combined (two – one each v Tottenham and West Ham).
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