Manchester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers Betting Tips & Predictions – Monday 14th January 2019

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City host Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Etihad Stadium on Monday night. After beating Liverpool in their last Premier League outing, the champions are now just four points behind the leaders. City, who have scored a staggering 16 goals in their last two matches, are the overwhelming favourites to take maximum points from this one.

However, Wolves were excellent when these two met at Molineux back in August, earning an unlikely 1-1 draw against Pep’s superstars. Wanderers have had a solid first season back in the big time thus far, but they head to Manchester as huge 16/1 underdogs. Man City will certainly be targeting all three points on Monday.

Top Tips

Manchester City to Win with -2 Goal Handicap @ 5/4

Gabriel Jesus to Score First @ 3/1

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Manchester City News: Citizens Back on Track

Manchester City's Etihad Stadium

By their incredibly high standards, Man City had a December to forget, as the English champions were beaten three times in the league. Guardiola’s men lost for the first time in the Premier League this term back in early December, falling to a 2-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. A few days before Christmas, the Citizens were beaten 3-2 at home by Crystal Palace, which they followed up with a 2-1 reverse at Leicester City on Boxing Day. Since that loss at the King Power Stadium, though, City have won four in a row in all competitions. Over the past week, Pep’s side have scored 16 goals and conceded none in two games, smashing Rotherham United 7-0 in the Emirates FA Cup before thumping Burton Albion 9-0 in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final.

City Remarkably Strong at Home

Last time out at home in the Premier League, goals from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane gave City a priceless 2-1 victory over Liverpool, closing the gap on the leaders to just four points in the process. Overall, the Manchester club have been exceptional on their own patch this season, winning a staggering 15 of their 17 league and cup matches at the Etihad Stadium. Before that shock Boxing Day defeat to Palace, City had won nine home fixtures in a row across all competitions. The Citizens will be gunning for a 16th home win of the season this Monday.

Five Goals in Two Games for the Brilliant Brazilian

Gabriel Jesus has had a week to remember, scoring five times in two games. After netting in the 7-0 win over Rotherham, the Brazilian helped himself to four goals in Wednesday’s mauling of Burton. Despite playing second fiddle to Aguero for the majority of the campaign, Jesus has still managed to notch 12 goals in all competitions. Pep has some excellent options up top, especially when Jesus and Aguero are both fit and firing on all cylinders.

Wolverhampton Wanderers News: Wolves Very Competitive So Far

View Towards the Steve Bull Stand at Molineux

Wolves have made a real impact in the Premier League up until now, accumulating an impressive 29 points from 21 fixtures. Along the way, Wanderers have won eight, lost eight and drawn five. Before their disappointing 2-0 home loss to Crystal Palace in their previous league match, last season’s EFL Championship winners shocked in-form Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium, coming from behind to seal a stunning 3-1 win. Wolves will almost certainly be a Premier League club again next season.

Wanderers Have Shocked Some Big Boys This Term

Wolves have picked up points against several of the Premier League’s big boys this season. Back in August, Wanderers impressed in a 1-1 draw with City at Molineux before drawing 1-1 at Old Trafford a month later. Last month, Santo’s side beat Chelsea 2-1 and Spurs 3-1. Meanwhile, last weekend, goals from Raul Jimenez and Ruben Neves gave Wolves a 2-1 home victory over Liverpool in the third round of the FA Cup. The Midlands outfit will be hoping for another scalp on Monday.

Analysis: Easy Win for the Home Team

After a troubling festive period, Man City have been back to their devastating best of late. Wolves put up a brave fight in the reverse match at Molineux at the beginning of the season, but Guardiola’s men should be far too strong for them on Monday. We’re backing the Citizens to secure an easy victory on home soil in this one.

Comfortable Margin of Victory for City

Man City have already won an astounding 25 games in all competitions this season. Along the way, City have won by more than two goals on a staggering 11 occasions. The hosts are available at 5/4 to beat Wolves with a -2 goal handicap this Monday.

Jesus At It Again

Aguero has been suffering with flu recently, so the Argentine is a doubt for Monday’s match. However, Jesus has flourished in his absence, and the Brazilian will be hard to shift from the starting XI. We fancy Jesus to keep up his fine goalscoring run by netting the opening goal of this one. City’s No. 33 is priced at odds of 3/1 to score first.

Hosts to Win Without Shipping

Man City have the best home record in the Premier League up until now, winning 10 of their 11 matches. City have scored 37 and shipped just 10 home goals in the process. Take a punt on Guardiola’s team to win to nil on Monday at 5/6.

Recent Matches

The August fixture between the pair was their first Premier League meeting in six years. Man City have had the better of Wolves in recent times, winning five and drawing one of the last six. Wolves’ last victory over City came back in 2010, with Nenad Miljias and David Edwards netting in a 2-1 Premier League home triumph.

25th August 2018: Wolves 1 – 1 Manchester City

Wolves nearly gave Man City a scare early on in the season in the eventual 1-1 draw at Molineux. Willy Boly’s fortuitous goal gave Wanderers a second half lead, but Aymeric Laporte levelled for the Citizens shortly after. Nuno’s boys more than held their own in the reverse fixture.

24th October 2017: Manchester City 0 – 0 Wolves

Last season, Championship side Wolves held City to a goalless draw in the Carabao Cup. Wanderers were excellent at the Etihad, but eventually fell to a 4-1 defeat on penalties. City, of course, went on to lift the EFL Cup back in February.

22nd April 2012: Wolves 0 – 2 Manchester City

During the 2011/12 season, Man City and Wolves squared off three times, with City winning all three. After a 5-2 success in the EFL Cup and a 3-1 home victory in the Premier League, the Manchester club picked up a 2-0 win at Molineux in the league thanks to goals from Aguero and Samir Nasri.

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