Manchester City will play on the road against Wolverhampton in the eighth round of the championship of England. The match will take place on September 17, starting at 11:30 GMT.
Premier League 2022-23
With the club finally taking their first win of the Premier League campaign earlier this month, there is renewed confidence that Bruno Lage’s side can finally move towards European qualification.
However, their mid-week status as the league’s top scoring players dampens such hopes, as does a one-game win streak in six league home games.
But there are changes in the work, and the arrival of two-time gold medalist Diego Costa is expected to bolster the front line, with Costa himself stating, “Lage lit a fire inside of me.” He suffered just three defeats in 45 Premier League scoring matches during his time at Chelsea, 18 of them winning goals.
After beating Dortmund in the Champions League midweek, Manchester City are visiting the club again just four months after a convincing (5-1) victory.
Notably, this triumph saw Kevin De Bruyne become only the second City player (after Edin Dzeko in August 2011) to score four goals in a Premier League away game and played a pivotal role in last season’s title run.
This is part of City’s incredible 21-game unbeaten streak in away trips to the Premier League, and another will give them the fourth-longest streak in the top flight, ahead of Nottingham Forest and Liverpool.
Manchester City have also only lost once, scoring their first away league goal since the start of 2020.
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Players to watch
Adama Traore has scored in both of Wolves’ previous wins against City over the past decade.
The player may be in good shape for this match.
But after chasing former club Borussia Dortmund with the winner of the match in the middle of the week, Erling Haaland is still the main attraction and now aims to become the first player in history to have his first three Premier League hat-tricks come in one season.
Head to Head
Manchester City have a slight historical edge over Wolverhampton and have won 52 out of the 126 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Wolves’ 49 victories.
Manchester City lost both their Premier League matches against Wolverhampton in the 2019-20 season but have since won four league games against them by an aggregate scoreline of 13-3.
After a (0-1) defeat against Tottenham Hotspur last season, Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 12 games away from home in the Premier League.
— Premier League (@premierleague) September 16, 2022
|Wolverhampton win 10.00||Draw 5.80||Manchester City win 1.36|
Manchester City have been impressive this season and will be looking to regain top spot in the Premier League table.
Wolverhampton have been in poor form this season but their performance against Southampton this month will be encouraging. However, Manchester City is the favorite in this meeting.
Prediction for this match: Manchester City win + under 3.5 goals.
- Manchester City to keep a clean sheet – Yes.
- Erling Haaland to score – Yes.