Manchester City travel to the Molineux to face Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday, May 12 in matchday 36 of the Premier League 2021-2022. The match kicks off at 12:45 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester City Premier League 2021-22 standings
Wolverhampton sit eighth on the Premier League 2021-22 points table with 50 points from 35 matches. They are behind London side West Ham who have 55 points from 36 outings and are currently in position to qualify for the UEFA Europa Conference League. Wolves host Manchester City on the back of a 2-2 draw in their last fixture against Chelsea which came after three straight defeats.
Manchester City sit atop the Premier League 2021-22 standings with 86 points from 35 matches. For the majority of the month, the gap between them and title contenders Liverpool was just a point. But after Liverpool’s draw against Tottenham, City now have a three point lead following a win against Newcastle United in their recent fixture. After City’s elimination from the UEFA Champions League semi-finals against Real Madrid, Pep Guardiola looks set to use his squad’s depth to its maximum to ensure victory in the remaining three fixtures and seal the Premier League 2021-22 title.
Wolverhampton vs Manchester City Premier League 2021-22 odds
- Dafabet: Wolverhampton 13.00, Manchester City 1.26, Draw 6.40
- Bet365: Wolverhampton 11.00, Manchester City 1.25, Draw 6.00
- 10Cric: Wolverhampton 11.31, Manchester City 1.26, Draw 6.08
- Parimatch: Wolverhampton 13.50, Manchester City 1.25, Draw 6.00
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Wolverhampton vs Manchester City head-to-head
Wolves and Manchester City have gone head-to-head 15 times in the Premier League. City have won nine times and Wolves have prevailed only four times with two games ending in a stalemate.
Man City won the first leg of this fixture this season when Wolves travelled to the Etihad stadium back in December 2021. City won the match 1-0 against a 10-man Wolves after Raheem Sterling converted a 66th-minute penalty.
Wolves’ last two victories over Manchester City came in the Premier League 2019-20 season when they managed to do a rare double over Guardiola’s men, beating them 2-0 away and 3-2 at home.
Wolverhampton vs Manchester City Premier League 2021-22 top picks and players to watch
Wolverhampton: Wolves will rely on their leading goalscorer Raul Jimenez (6) for goals along with Hwang Hee-Chan (5). In the midfield, Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves are two players Wolves rely on in terms of creating chances but in the recent match against Chelsea, Chiquinho assisted both goals including the last-minute leveller which was scored by skipper Conor Coady.
Manchester City: City are well known for the depth in their squad which is plausible given their squad is valued at more than £1 billion. With John Stones, Ruben Dias and Kyle Walker unable to participate in the final three games of the season, the likes of Nathan Ake, Aymeric Laporte and Joao Cancelo will be there to replace them. With their defence sorted, Man City will rely on Kevin De Bruyne (11), Raheem Sterling (12) and Riyad Mahrez (11) primarily for goals and chances.
Wolverhampton vs Manchester City Premier League 2021-22 prediction
With both teams needing three points from this fixture desperately, it will be an exciting fixture to see which side show greater hunger. Wolverhampton have an outside chance to make it to European football while Manchester City, with one hand on the Premier League title, are more than determined to bring it home.
Wolves are capable of defeating City but the Sky Blues have a much better chance of securing the win given their star-studded squad and the added motivation of defending their title. The odds are stacked against Wolves who are not in form off late whereas City are the clear favourites in this fixture.