Manchester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers preview: Guardiola has fully fit squad to choose from

By Ric Turner, Fri 03 May 2024 15:54

Manchester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers preview: Guardiola has fully fit squad to choose fromEderson, Dias and Foden all available for visit of Gary O'Neil's side

Manchester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Competition: Premier League

Date: 5.30pm, Saturday 4th May 2024

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Referee: Craig Pawson Assistants: M Perry, S Meredith Fourth Official: J Gillett VAR: S Atwell

Odds: City 1/12, Draw 10/1, Wolves 22/1

Tickets: Sold out

TV: Sky Sports

Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Squad (from): Ederson, Ortega, Carson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Ake, Gvardiol, Akanji, Lewis, Kovacic, Grealish, Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva, Gomez, Nunes, Foden, Bobb, Haaland, Doku, Alvarez

Injured: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Form guide: WWWDW

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Manager: Gary O'Neil

Squad (from): Sa, Bentley, King, Doherty, Ait-Nouri, S Bueno, H Bueno, Semedo, Kilman, Gomes, M Lemina, Traore, Gomes, Sarabia, Bellegarde, Neto, Hee-Chan, Cunha, N Lemina, Gonzalez

Injured: Dawson, Chiwome

Doubtful: N Lemina, S Bueno, Bellegarde, Neto

Suspended: None

Form guide: WLLDL

City have a clean bill of health going into the clash with Wolves, with Ederson, Phil Foden and Ruben Dias available again after injury and illness respectively.

The Blues have enjoyed a rare midweek off, and manager Pep Guardiola believes that the rest will benefit his players after a tiring campaign.

“When everyone is fit they have to be ready,” he said at Friday's press conference.

“I don’t exactly know what they will do tomorrow. We need to see the last games from Wolves.”

“[We had] days off and three really good training sessions, as always,” he said.

“Fresh the mind and tactics with little details. But at this stage there is not much to talk about tactics.

“Fresh minds and get legs ready for the game tomorrow.”

City won their last home game against Wolves 3-0, thanks to an Erling Haaland hat-trick. Overall City have won 54 of the 128 games played against Wolves, with 25 draws and 49 defeats.

Predicted line-up: Ortega, Walker, Akanji, Ake, Gvardiol, Rodri, Silva, De Bruyne, Foden, Grealish, Haaland

Score prediction: City 3 Wolves 1