Here’s everything you need to know about Manchester City against Wolves at the Etihad tonight.
Man City’s latest win over West Ham United last weekend was their 20th in a row, Pep Guardiola’s side are in form would be a huge understatement.
Should the Citizens avoid defeat on Tuesday night, they’ll equal their longest ever unbeaten run of 28 games. As City appear to cruise towards winning their fifth Premier League the title, with a 12-point lead on second place, they won’t be looking to let up, with hopes of a quadruple still very much alive.
Wolves grabbed a point from a losing position at struggling Newcastle, with an 11-point gap to Fulham and the relegation zone allowing them to relax for the remainder of the campaign.
City are still battling on four fronts, while the Manchester derby on Sunday will likely be the priority, which could lead to some rotation and opportunities for the fringe players at the Etihad to impress.
Centre-back Nathan Ake is unavailable through injury, but otherwise, Guardiola has a full-strength squad. Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling, Joao Cancelo, Rodri, and Phil Foden could all return to the starting XI, though Gabriel Jesus might not necessarily, even if Sergio Aguero is likely to drop out.
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Nuno, meanwhile, will likely still be without Daniel Podence due to an abductor’s muscle, Raul Jimenez continues to rehabilitate from a fractured skull. Willy Boly picked up a knock in the draw against Newcastle and is therefore a doubt, with Fernando Marcal also set to miss this one.
Sergio Aguero made his first start in four months at the weekend, and Guardiola believes the Argentine is still an important player for City.
“He knows it from day one, the guys who play deserve to play,” Guardiola said.
“It’s not just for Sergio – it’s for everyone. I try to make fair decisions. “Sergio is so important for us. He has special talents and special qualities. “There will be games that are tight and difficult and we need a goal – who is the best guy in these terms? Him. “But he is coming back after a year and needs time.”
Manchester City predicted XI: Ederson; Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Laporte; Fernandinho, Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne; Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden, Sergio Aguero
Wolves predicted XI: Rui Patricio; Romain Saiss, Conor Coady, Leander Dendoncker; Jonny, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves, Nelson Semedo; Adama Traore, Pedro Neto, Willian Jose.
Wolves 1 : 3 Manchester City
Wolves 3 : 2 Manchester City
Manchester City 3 : 2 Wolves
Wolves 0 : 2 Manchester City
Manchester City 1 : 0 Wolves