Wolves v Manchester City : English Premier League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

Published On: September 20, 2020, 8:49 pm (1 month ago)
Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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Date :Monday 21st September,2020
Time: 8:15pm
Stadium Molineux
Referee Andre Marriner (England)
Goal Scorer:
Team News:
Pep Guardiola's side will face difficult opening test against a team that beat them home and away last term, in their quest to wrestle the title back from Liverpool this season.

Wolves
Wolves will be without long-term absentee Jonny, but Nuno otherwise has a clean bill of health as he prepares to welcome the former champions.

Summer signing Fernando Marcal is likely to fill in for him at left wing-back again, while Traore could revert to right wing-back for this match, despite having scored three of his four league goals last season against Man City.

Diogo Jota will not play any part as he closes in on a move to Liverpool.

Wolverhampton Wanderers possible starting lineup:
Patricio; Boly, Coady, Saiss; Traore, Neves, Moutinho, Marcal; Podence, Jimenez, Neto
Wolverhampton Wanderers Premier League form: W
Wolverhampton Wanderers form (all competitions): WL

Manchester City
Guardiola has confirmed that club-record goalscorer Sergio Aguero could be sidelined for a further two months with the knee injury he has carried over from last season.

Gabriel Jesus is therefore expected to lead the line, but City's attacking options could be further impacted by doubts hanging over the heads of Bernardo Silva and Riyad Mahrez.

Bernardo is suffering from a quadriceps strain he picked up on international duty, while Mahrez is still working his way back up to fitness following a positive coronavirus test.

Mahrez is thought to be closer to full fitness than Aymeric Laporte, who also returned a positive COVID-19 test and could miss out on Monday night as a result.

Newly-crowned PFA Player of the Year Kevin De Bruyne is expected to start, but Phil Foden may be left out following his transgressions on international duty.

Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Garcia, Ake, Mendy; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling
Manchester City form (all competitions): N/A

Prediction: Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-2 Manchester City