Manchester City made a big statement for the Premier League title last weekend as they overtook Chelsea at the top of the table. This weekend, the Citizens will look to cement first place in the league as they host Wolves at the Etihad. Wolves were in decent form before the most recent international break and they went close to holding a rampant Liverpool side last weekend. Could there be an upset in Manchester on Saturday? Or will Pep Guardiola’s side hold their nerve as the Premier League leaders? The fixture will kick-off at 12:30p.m on Saturday and it will be broadcast on BT Sport.
Man City made several changes for their 2-1 loss at RB Leipzig on Tuesday, which ended their seven-match winning run in all competitions. Despite the setback, City are still in good shape in the Premier League and they went top after a 3-1 win at Watford last weekend. Wolves were denied a goalless draw against Liverpool last weekend as the Reds finally broke the deadlock in the 92nd minute to win 1-0. Scoring goals has been an issue for Bruno Lage’s side, as they have failed to score in four of their last five, and had two goalless draws before the Liverpool defeat. City trio Aymeric Laporte, Phil Foden and Nathan Ake have taken knocks recently, but they may be in contention this weekend City. Although Fernan Torres (ankle) and Gabriel Jesus (knock) are ruled out. Wolves’ captain Conor Coady is likely to return after a recent ankle injury. The Midlands side could be without Rayan Ait Nouri (knock), Willy Boly (knock), Yerson Mosquera (thigh), Pedro Neto (knee), Jonny (knee) and Fernando Marcal (covid).
Matchwinner Betting Odds
The matchwinner odds for this fixture have City as the clear winners, although there is value in backing Wolves to cause an upset. The Midlands side has won two of their last four matches against the Citizens and, with odds of 20/1, provided by SBK, there is value in taking a small punt on Wolves. Bruno Lage’s side have been hard to beat recently and they were unbeaten in four before the narrow loss to Liverpool so there is value in a draw. SBK again will provide the best odds for a stalemate at 37/5. But it is hard to discard City on current form. The Citizens have won their last five league matches, including two at the Etihad. They have also beaten Wolves in their last two meetings and Unibet are providing the best odds at 1/6.
Under/Over Total Goals Betting
Picking the under/over total goals for this encounter may seem a tough choice as the sides are polar opposites. Man City have been involved in over 2.5 scorelines in their last six matches in all competitions. On the other hand, Wolves have seen under 2.5 goals in their last five but given City’s defensive issues against Leipzig, and following Wolves close-run contest with Liverpool, a low scorer would be the best bet. BetVictor will return the best odds at 31/20.
Anytime Goalscorer Betting Tips
As Wolves have failed to hit the back of the net in their last three matches, there is little value in backing one of their players to score this weekend. However, a good outsider option is Raul Jimenez. The striker scored Wolves’ last goal against West Ham and has netted in his last two matches against City. Betfred has the best odds for a Jimenez anytime goal at 13/2. But, our goalscorer pick this weekend is City’s, Bernardo Silva. The Portuguese playmaker has pulled the strings in the Citizens’ last two matches, netting three goals. Silva has also scored in four of his last five matches for City and there is good value on backing the midfielder again at 21/10, provided by Bet365.
City are likely to take advantage of their lead at the top of the Premier League and make a statement for the title. But they will need to do a professional job against a hard to beat Wolves side. As always, we’d like to remind you that we always try to provide good value by tipping the best odds available. We hope you have enjoyed our Manchester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers Betting Tips 11/12/2021 but, please remember that they are never certain winners. We also try and hunt out the best betting odds from the bookmakers at the time of writing to try and increase any potential winnings. One thing we always suggest as well is to look at our homepage where we have the best UK free bets and free bet welcome offers waiting for you to claim. We list all the best UK online bookies free bets and bookmakers reviews so you can get some free bets, such as the £20 Boylesports free bet, whilst also finding out which online bookies are right for you.
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