Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester City Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>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).

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. 

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