Manchester City begin their quest to reclaim English football’s biggest prize at Molineux when they play Wolves on Monday (8:15 PM kick-off).
Nuno Espírito Santo’s side have already got a Premier League win under their belts after brushing Sheffield United aside on gameweek one and, having done the double over their upcoming opponents last season, will be confident of registering back-to-back victories.
On their most recent visit to the Black Country, City squandered a 2-0 lead — which they found themselves in despite playing with 10 men — as they fell to a stunning 3-2 loss, a setback that all but ended Pep Guardiola’s dream of winning three consecutive titles in England.
Where to watch Wolves vs Man City on TV:
- UK: Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event
- US: NBCSN
Where to live stream Wolves vs Man City online:
UK: Residents in the UK can watch Wolves v Man City live with a NOW TV sports pass. For more details on what passes are available, visit the NOW TV website here.
Wolves & Man City’s previous line-ups:
- Wolves (vs Stoke City): Ruddy; Saïss, Boly, Coady; Buur, Dendoncker, Neves, Vitinha, Vinagre; Traoré, Silva.
- Man City (vs Lyon): Ederson; Fernandinho, Laporte*, García; Rodri; Walker, Gündogan, De Bruyne, Cancelo; Sterling, Jesus.
Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte are both doubts for City after testing positive for COVID-19 while Sergio Aguero is ruled out through injury. Jonny, who is recovering from a serious knee injury, remains the only Wolves player absent.
Players to watch:
- Wolves: A big reason behind Wolves’ remarkable turnaround against City at home last season was the presence of Mexican marksman, Raúl Jiménez, who netted the equaliser, before setting-up Matt Doherty for his 89th-minute winner. He was also crucial in their away win over Guardiola’s team, assisting both of Adama Traore’s goals, and Jiménez goes into Monday’s game full of confidence having struck in their 0-2 win at Sheffield United on the opening weekend.
- Man City: It’s been a relatively quiet summer for City with Ferran Torres and Nathan Aké being their most high-profile acquisitions. Stability has been a key ingredient behind the Citizens’ consistency in recent years and newly-crowned PFA Players’ Player of the Year recipient Kevin De Bruyne will be determined to build on last season’s incredible numbers. The metronomic Belgian playmaker registered 20 assists, besides scoring 13 times and creating a grand total of 104 chances from open play, which represents the most by any footballer in Europe’s top five leagues since 2006.