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Wolves vs Manchester City Betting Preview | 27 Dec 2019

Wolves vs Manchester City Betting Preview | 27 Dec 2019

Simply looking to try and closer the buffer on Jurgen Klopp’s runaway league leaders in 2020, Manchester City will make the trip to Molineux on Friday night in what could be a tricky contest for the defending champions.

After avoiding a scare against a high-flying Leicester over the weekend to pick up a 3-1 win at the Etihad, the Sky Blues have won their last four matches across all competitions and have continued to show their usual clinical edge in the final third.

On the flip side, after making a return to winning ways after also coming from behind to snatch a victory over Premier League returners Norwich on Saturday afternoon, the Oranges have lost just one of their last 11 appearances and will also be boosted by their most recent meeting against Pep Guardiola’s men.

When the two sides faced off at the Etihad back in October, Wolves picked up a famous 2-0 win and a similar shock victory for Friday’s hosts can be found priced at 13/2 with Betfair.

Wolves show their resolve

After snatching the most dramatic of late winners in East Anglia over the weekend to pick up three important points, Wolves have continued on a bright run of form nearing closer to the New Year.

Aside from watching Spurs grab an extremely flattering 2-1 win at Molineux a fortnight ago, the Oranges are unbeaten in their other 10 matches across all formats, a run that stems back to the end of October.

Although Head Coach Nuno Espírito Santo might still be dealing with some defensive issues, Wolves’ Portuguese boss will be glad to see leading marksman Raul Jiminez make a return to goalscoring ways last weekend.

Bagging the winner at Carrow Road, the Mexico international has been directly involved in 12 goals (seven goals and five assists) for Wolves in the Premier League this season, double that of any team-mate.

Ending his four-match barren run last time out, the 28-year-old can be found at 9/4 with Paddy Power to make it back-to-back strikes on Friday night.

A tale of two halves for City

While the reigning champions may have bagged 13 goals on their four-match winning run and also picked up a 3-1 victory over Leicester on Saturday evening, Pep Guardiola’s side have seen their title ambitions take some major dents this season.

Still sat 11 points adrift of the league leaders, it has been City’s continued issues at the back giving their Spanish boss the biggest headache.

Remarkably, the Sky Blues have recorded just one clean sheet in their last 13 appearances and are priced at 4/6 with Ladbrokes to have their defence breached at Molineux.

However, one man to keep an eye out for on Friday night will be England international, Raheem Sterling.

Much like Jiminez, the England international once again found his goalscoring touch and has now bagged three goals in his last three matches across all competitions.

Also finding the net in back-to-back matches outside of Manchester, the 25-year-old can be found priced at 21/20 with William Hill to extend on his tally this weekend.

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