Manchester City will be looking to keep up the pressure in the Premier League title race when they host Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Etihad Stadium on Monday, 14 January 2019, kick-off at 22h00 CAT.
City breathed new life into the battle for the championship when they defeated Liverpool 2-1 earlier this month. Goals from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane ensured that the Reds were not able to open up a 10-point lead at the top of the log.
Instead, the Citizens are just four points off top spot heading into the weekend and they will be hoping Brighton & Hove Albion do them a big favour and take points off ‘Pool in the teams’ meeting on the South Coast on Saturday. The Seagulls have proven tough to beat in their own back yard, and City will hope by the time they play on Monday they have the chance to further eat into the leaders’ advantage.
Wolves, meanwhile, will be hoping to once again underline their ability to cause trouble for the big teams. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side may have suffered a surprise loss at home to Crystal Palace in their last Premier League outing, but either side of that have come highly impressive results: a 3-1 league win at Tottenham Hotspur in late December and Monday night’s 2-1 victory over Liverpool in the FA Cup third round.
Wolverhampton have also proven to be fine travellers of late and will fancy their chances of an upset result at the Etihad. Their counter-attacking style is well suited to combat City’s preference to dominate possession and press high up the pitch.
In head-to-head stats, City and Wolves have met in nine Premier League matches. The Citizens have claimed five wins compared to two for the Old Gold, while two games have been drawn. The teams’ most recent meeting was a Premier League clash at Molineux Stadium in August 2018 which ended in a 1-1 draw, with goals from Willy Boly and Aymeric Laporte.
Man City v Wolves – Head-to-head, Premier League
Matches played 9
Man City wins 5
Wolves wins 2
Last five results (League only, most recent first)