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Wolves will look to continue their fairytale campaign when they welcome Manchester City to the Molineux on Friday, with both sides enjoying brilliant fortunes at the moment.

Premier League 2019/2020
Date: Friday, 27th December
Kick-off: 20:45 UK time
Venue: Molineux
TV Channel: Amazon Prime

Wolves bounced back from the loss to Tottenham with a come-from-behind victory over Norwich last weekend, a win which took them as high up the table as sixth with Nuno Espirito Santo’s side continuing to juggle European commitments with their domestic indulgences.

Only once have they lost in their last 13 league games and have an impeccable record against the top-six teams since the start of last season, and are primed to yet again take the game to their latest opponents.

They have already proved the scourge of Pep Guardiola’s team when they beat them 2-0 in the reverse fixture in Manchester earlier and will be eyeing their first domestic double over the Citizens since 1999.

Manchester City are now just a solitary point off Leicester City in second spot after beating them 3-1 last time out, their fourth victory on the bounce in all tournaments since losing to their Manchester rivals this month.

Such had been their eye-catching return to form that Guardiola has been forced to praise his players after the win against the Foxes, stating, “It was an incredible performance with and without the ball and we defended so high. I must say thank you to the players for following me and playing the way we wanted.”

That said, they have won just one of the last four games versus Wolves (D2, L1) but are slightly favourites to claim a victory here.

Team news


Long-term absentees Willy Boly and Morgan Gibbs-White remain the only injury worries for Nuno.

Manchester City

Gundogan picked up a knock against Leicester last time out and is a doubt to start here.

All of Leroy Sané, Aymeric Laporte, John Stones and David Silva will not suit up yet again for this clash.

Head to head

The stats here stands at a symmetrical 47 wins for each side in 120 previous meetings, with 26 ending as draws.

Match stats

There have been under 2.5 goals scored in four of the last five games between these two teams in all competitions.

Wolves are unbeaten in twelve of their last thirteen league games.

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Manchester City’s last nine league games

Team form

Wolves will feel they can emerge with credit from this one after their run in the division, and particularly after that pulsating victory at the Etihad. Wolves last five games in all competitions (WDWLW)

Manchester City have recorded four victories since losing the Manchester Derby, scoring a staggering 13 goals during that time. Manchester City last five games in all competitions (LWWW)

Betting preview

Given that Wolves has proved the Citizens bogey side in recent times, there is a chance they could give them yet another scare here but whether they might be able to sustain and come out tops remains with a big question mark. Plumping for a score draw at 5/1 could seem a bit tricky, but backing City for 9/5 on the same market is another option to take up.

Raul Jiménez is a potential goalscorer for Wolves here. With 7 goals from 17 league games so far this term, the Mexican is much a threat and is worthy of a backing to find the net at any time for 11/4.

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