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Manchester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers, Premier League Matchday 8: Team News, Preview and Prediction

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The Sky Blues Host the Wolves on Sunday

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Competition/Round: 2019/20 English Premier League Season – Matchday 8

Date/Time: Manchester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers – Sunday, 6 October 2019, 14:00 (UK); 09:00 EST, 06:00 PST (USA)

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, UK

Match Officials:

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Assistants: Adam Nunn, Constantine Hatzidakis

Fourth Official: Peter Bankes

VAR: Anthony Taylor

Assistant VAR: Andy Halliday

TV Info: NBCSN (USA)

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Radio: BBC Radio Manchester (UK); TalkSport Radio World, SiriusXM FC (USA)

Preview:

After their respective victories in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League competitions this week, Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers will return to English Premier League contention. The Sky Blues will host the Wolves on Matchday 8 of the 2019/20 EPL season.

Team News:

Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, Aymeric Laporte, John Stones and Leroy Sané are injured. Bernardo Silva, given his recent issues with the FA, is questionable.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are without the injured Bruno Jordão and Diogo Jota.

Possible Lineups:

Manchester City

Formation: 4-3-3

Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Zinchenko; Gündoğan, Rodri, D. Silva; Sterling, Agüero, Mahrez

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Formation: 3-4-2-1

Patrício; Boly, Coady, Saïss; Doherty, Neves, Moutinho, Jonny; Traoré, Neto; Jiménez

Manager: Nuno Espírito Santo

Prediction:

Following their loss to Norwich City, Manchester City have responded remarkably well. They have only conceded one goal in their past five matches across all competitions, and kept a clean sheet in four of these five games. Moreover, they out scored their opponents by a scoreline 19-1. They have simply been superb.

Meanwhile, Wolverhampton Wanderers have struggled to balance their domestic and international matches. Wolves have only won two of their last five matches, and conceded in three of the last five. Based on their current results, this does not appear to be the same deadly Wolverhampton from last season. Nonetheless, they should not be taken lightly.

Manchester City are favoured in this match, but Wolverhampton Wanderers will be sure to test City’s weakened defence. Therefore, it is predicted this will be a close encounter.

Manchester City 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers