By Anis Bazza
Last Updated: 14th January 2019
The Premier League’s Monday night fixture sees Manchester City host Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Etihad stadium – a side with a knack for upsetting the big boys in this league.
Man City vs Wolves: odds and Predictions
The Citizens bet – of course – as the overwhelming favourites in this match-up with their odds placed at 1/6 whilst Wolves find their odds picked at 16/1 by the William Hill traders.
Interestingly, a draw is betting at a surprisingly short 13/2 tip but our Man City vs Wolves predictions foresee a similiar outcome to many of the sides that have faced Manchester City in 2019.
Pep Guardiola’s three league losses in December have almost been forgotten on the blue side of Manchester with crucial wins against Southampton and Liverpool followed by cup success leaving City in a healthy position.
City find themselves just four points behind Liverpool, into the fourth round of the FA Cup and having virtually secured their ticket into the League Cup final. Two shallackings against Rotherham (7-0) and Burton Albion (9-0) have only further lifted the spirits of a squad and head coach that almost looked completely out of the title race just a month ago.
West Ham vs Arsenal head-to-head (most recent first): Wolves 1-1 Manchester City, Manchester City 0-0 Wolves, Wolves 0-2 Man City, Man City 3-1 Wolves, Wolves 2-5 Man City.
Man City vs Wolves predictions: score prediction, best bet, scorer tips
Score prediction: Manchester City to win by four goals or more – odds were 3/1 but now 7/2
The hot talk of the week has seemingly been whether winning by too many goals could be considered disrespectful:
There’s also a professional etiquette of not taking the piss. Debatable whether City could have eased up after six…
— Mark Ogden (@MarkOgden_) January 9, 2019
If you fancy Manchester City to dish out the #disrespect for a third time in one week then William Hill are offering you enhanced odds of 7/2 for Pep Guardiola’s boys in blue to win by four goals or more.
The 7-0 trashing of Rotherham in the FA Cup was only bettered by the incredulous nine goals City put past League One side Burton Albion. A third home game in a week against supposedly weaker opposition represents an opportunity for City to do the same again.
The final instalment of our Man City vs Wolves predictions and betting tips sees us back a relatively safe be both teams to score punt.
For all their goal-scoring exploits, the last time Manchester City kept a clean sheet in the Premier League was all the way back in November. Since defeating West Ham 4-0, City have failed to keep a clean sheet in all eight league games they have played since. That is an alarming statistic that will certainly worry Guardiola as he vies for this second Premier League title.
Wolverhampton’s tendency to get something for these kind of games against the ‘big six’ should only worry City further. Nuno’s side beat Chelsea at home, Tottenham at Wembley stadium and picked up points against Chelsea and Arsenal.
Man City vs Wolves predictions: Opta Stats
- Manchester City have won five of their last six home top-flight meetings with Wolves (D1), since a 2-3 defeat in December 1979.
- Wolves have picked up one win in their last 10 matches with Man City in all competitions (D3 L6), a 2-1 win at Molineux in the Premier League in October 2010.
- Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 34 home Premier League games against newly promoted sides (W30 D4) since a 0-2 defeat to Reading in February 2007 under Stuart Pearce.
- Manchester City haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their last six Premier League home games, their longest run without one at the Etihad since a run of eight ending in December 2015.
Anis grew up supporting Manchester City but found joy and solace across Europe’s major football leagues. Increasingly passionate about NBA, he is interested in and has written extensively about different aspects of sport across the years, previously working at Sky Sports News and Sport360 newspaper in Dubai. He studied Journalism at University but spent a large portion of his academic years building City Watch instead - the largest independent Manchester City Twitter account and website.