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Wolves vs Man City: Premier League preview

After a potentially pivotal weekend in which Pep Guardiola’s side built-up a three-point over Liverpool by thrashing Newcastle 5-0 the day after Jurgen Klopp’s side drew with Tottenham, City are almost there.

Still, two tough away games await, while Liverpool moved back level on points – though still second on goal difference – by beating Aston Villa in a nervy fixture last night.

First up is a visit to a Wolves team who came from behind to draw at Chelsea last time out, proving they are far from ‘on the beach’.

While Bruno Lage’s side have fallen away in the European hunt of late, they have enjoyed a promising fist season under his watch and have given City problems before.

If the champions are going to retain their title, they’re going to have to be at their best here. City have also been given a timely lift after it was confirmed on Tuesday that they have agreed a deal to sign Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland this summer.

Here’s everything you need to know about tonight’s game…

Date, kick-off time and venue

Wolves vs Manchester City is scheduled for an 8.15pm BST kick-off time tonight, Wednesday May 11 2022.

Molineux in Wolverhampton will host the contest.

Where to watch Wolves vs Man City

TV channel: Tonight’s game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ultra HD, with coverage beginning at 8pm.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to watch the match live online via the Sky Go app.

LIVE coverage: Get minute-by-minute updates through Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog.

Wolves vs Man City team news

Max Kilman, Nelson Semedo and Daniel Podence will all be out for the rest of the season for Wolves.

Raul Jimenez was brought back into the side in place for Fabio Silva for the Chelsea draw along with Pedro Neto. Given the manner of their comeback, it seems reasonable to expect the same lineup as City roll into town.

Lage, meanwhile, is hoping to be back in the dugout after his recent positive Covid test.

For the champions, Guardiola has confirmed Kyle Walker, John Stones and Ruben Dias will miss the remainder of the campaign, surely bringing Nathan Ake in to partner Aymeric Laporte centrally.

“Nothing changed after the game against Newcastle,” said Guardiola at his Tuesday press conference. “We are who we are and are going to last three games with the players we have and go for it.

Jack Grealish and Raheem Sterling both impressed against Newcastle and could line up either side of Phil Foden in attack.

Wolves vs Man City prediction

Certainly a difficult game for City, although the manner of their performance on Sunday just days after Champions League heartache would suggest there’s little going wrong.

Man City to win, 2-1.

Head to head (h2) history and results

Wolves wins: 49

Draws: 25

Man City wins: 51

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