Football Previews

Manchester City vs Wolves preview, prediction & confirmed team news

By CJ Smith


Published: 13:00, 5 October 2019 | Updated: 13:03, 6 October 2019

Manchester City will look to keep pace with Premier League leaders Liverpool when they host Wolves on Sunday.

The defending champions have recovered from their shock 3-2 defeat to Norwich City by winning each of their last five games in all competitions, scoring 19 goals and conceding just once.

In Wolves, they face a side struggling to balance their domestic and European commitments, although Nuno Espirito Santo’s men did win their last Premier League game 2-0 against Watford, lifting them to 13th in the table – though they have since dropped to 15th.

Can Wolves upset the apple cart, or will City keep up the chase on Jurgen Klopp’s side? Read on for our preview, predictions, team news and TV coverage information.

When is Manchester City v Wolves and where can I watch live?

Competition: Premier League

Venue: Etihad Stadium

Date: Sunday, 6 October 2019

Kick-off: 2:00PM BST

TV coverage (UK): N/A

Last five meetings: Manchester City v Wolves

14 January 2019: Man City 3-0 Wolves (Premier League)

25 August 2018: Wolves 1-1 Man City (Premier League)

24 October 2017: Man City 0-0 Wolves (League Cup)

22 April 2012: Wolves 0-2 Man City (Premier League)

29 October 2011: Man City 3-1 Wolves (Premier League)

Aggregate Score: Man City (WDDWW) 9-2 Wolves (LDDLL)

Ones to watch

Man City: Sergio Aguero

With Kevin De Bruyne out injured, Manchester City will be relying heavily on Sergio Aguero to finish his chances against Wolves.

The Argentinian has been in devastating form so far this season, scoring in each of his first six Premier League games this season and will be looking to return to the scoresheet after a blank last weekend.

Key stat: Sergio Aguero is the Premier League’s top scorer, having scored eight goals in seven games.

Wolves: Joao Moutinho

It’s almost certain that Man City will totally dominate possession on Sunday, so, Wolves are going to need someone dynamic in the middle who can stop the likes of David Silva and Bernardo Silva, but also show composure when on the ball himself.

That man is likely to be Joao Moutinho who, despite his age, continues to look like the perfect all-rounder in the middle for Espirito Santo. The Portugal international is brilliant at breaking up play, while few can rival his precision and range of passing.

Key stat: No Wolves player has created more chances (12), completed more passes (263) or made more tackles (23) in the Premier League than Moutinho this season.

Team news

Manchester City


Squawka prediction

Manchester City really have hit their stride again and look unstoppable right now.

Wolves’ win over Watford will give them confidence, but the fact that it came against the only side in the Premier League without a victory so far means it should be taken with a pinch of salt.

Pep Guardiola’s men should have things locked down at home.

Scoreline prediction: Man City 4-0 Wolves