WOL vs MCI Dream11 Prediction: Wolverhampton Wanderers get ready to play their second game of the Premier League campaign when Manchester City visit them. Having won their first game of the season and with a lot of flurry in the transfer market, will ensure that Nuno Espirito Santo’s men will be brimming with confidence for this game. The only thing that can dampen their spirits is their exit from the EFL Carabao Cup at the hands of Stoke City after a 1-0 loss to them. They have lost Diogo Jota to Liverpool but are close to signing Nelson Semedo from Barcelona as a Matt Doherty replacement. They’ve also signed players like Fabio Silva, Vitinha and Fernando Marcal who really strengthen their squad. Manchester City rejoin the Premier League for their first game of the season after being granted an extra week off due to their involvement in the Champions League which ended in heartbreak for them. Manchester City finished second last season by quite some distance and to make amends, have completed the signings of Ferran Torres and Nathan Ake. They still look to improve and are in talks with Napoli for Kalidou Koulibaly. The 2019/20 season must have vexed Pep Guardiola who has probably vowed to take back that Premier League trophy from Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
Fixture name & competition: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester City, English Premier League
Date & Time: 22nd September, 12:45 am (IST)
Venue: Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton
WOL – LWLWL;
MCI – LWWWL
Head-to-head (last five meetings): The last five meetings between the two sides have been balanced with City winning two, Wolves winning two and one draw.
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Wolverhampton Wanderers Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Jonny is a long-term absentee for Wolves. Diogo Jota has left for Liverpool and naturally won’t be available.
Doubtful: There are no other injury concerns for Wolves.
Expected changes: Pedro Neto or Daniel will come in to replace Diogo Jota. Or Ruben Neves could drop out of the team and Nuno Espirito Santo may go for the same team that beat Sheffield United 2-0.
WOL Playing 11 (probable):
Rui Patricio (GK)
Manchester City Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Pep Guardiola confirmed that Sergio Aguero will be out for a while because of his knee injury. Ilkay Gundogan tested positive for Covid-19 and will be ruled out for the WOL vs MCI Dream11 Team Prediction Game.
Doubtful: Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte both reported positive for Covid-19 and are likely to miss out, although Mahrez is back to training after recovering. Phil Foden may also be left out due to his antics in Iceland.
Expected changes: We will see a new-look Man City centre-back pairing with Eric Garcia and Nathan Ake. Ferran Torres may make his debut by coming off the bench.
MCI Playing 11 (probable):
Ederson Moraes (GK)
Kevin De Bruyne
On their day, Manchester City are a team that can decimate their opponents as they have done multiple times in the league. But Wolves, surprisingly, did the double over them last season and Guardiola will be wary so as to not treat them like just any other team. This will also be the first time since 2010 that Manchester City won’t have David Silva to rely on as the Spaniard has left the club. He was an indispensable part of Man City’s success over the years and Pep will have to adapt to life without him. Nuno Espirito Santo will be aware that City’s centre-back pairing will be fairly young and the likes of Raul Jimenez can punish them with the slightest error they make. Adama Traore will be tasked with sprinting all around the City final third and terrorizing the defence. Even though Manchester City have the better squad on paper, Wolves have a realistic chance of winning, which makes Bwin’s odds of Wolves to win at 11/2 a very reasonable bet to take. So choose your WOL vs MCI Dream11 Match Prediction teams wisely.
Raheem Sterling – The Englishman has been subject to a lot of media trials and criticism since his breakthrough for Liverpool but he has quietly answered his critics on the pitch. He has scored 100 goals and 75 assists for Manchester City at the young age of 25. He also scored 31 goals last season, providing 10 assists last season and with Aguero injured, he will look to take the mantle and win them the game against Wolves.
Raul Jimenez – It took Raul Jimenez just 3 minutes to kick off his Premier League season with a goal against Sheffield United to win them the opening game fixture. With 27 goals and 10 assists last season, he will have to strike up a partnership with Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence because of Diogo Jota’s exit. He had 3 assists and 1 goal against Manchester City alone last season and will look to carry that form on when they meet again.
Kevin De Bruyne – Kevin De Bruyne was arguably the best midfielder in the world last season and rightfully won the Premier League Player of the Season award last season. He created the most chances in the league by a mile and had 16 goals providing a massive 23 assists last season. Pep Guardiola will count on him to guide the team to their third Premier League title in 4 years.
X-factors (differential picks)
Adama Traore – The Wolves’ speedster has always been a hindrance to Manchester City and scored 3 goals, providing 1 assist against Guardiola’s side last season. Nuno will look to deploy Adama to make darting runs towards the new centre-back pairing of Man City and Guardiola will know that the main way to stop Wolves will be to deactivate Jimenez and Adama.
Riyad Mahrez – Mahrez made the switch after a very successful spell at Leicester, where they inexplicably won the title. He moved to Manchester City where he did not get a lot of playing time initially, but despite that, he scored 12 goals and provided 12 assists in the 2018/19 season and 13 goals and 16 assists last season.
Gabriel Jesus – The Brazilian comes in to replace the injured Sergio Aguero. Filling the boots of a talisman-like Aguero was always going to be difficult but Jesus has already scored 68 goals and provided 30 assists for the Cityzens. Jesus will want to use Aguero’s injury to prove to Guardiola that he’s a suitable replacement for City’s long term goals.