Manchester City vs Wolves preview: Kompany and Aguero back in contention

By Ric Turner, Fri 11 January 2019 16:48


Manchester City vs Wolves preview: Kompany and Aguero back in contentionDuo could return for visit of Nuno Espírito Santo's side

Manchester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Competition: F.A. Premier League

Date: 8.00pm, Monday 14th January 2019

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Referee: Craig Pawson Assistants: L Betts, E Smart Fourth Official: C Kavanagh

Odds: City 1/5, Draw 7/1, Wolves 17/1

Tickets: On sale via tickets.mancity.com

TV: Sky Sports

Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Squad (from): Ederson, Grimshaw, Muric, Danilo, Kompany, Laporte, Otamendi, Stones, Walker, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Delph, Fernandinho, Foden, Gundogan, Mahrez, Sane, B Silva, D Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Jesus

Injured: Bravo, Mendy, Mangala

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Form guide: LWWWW

Wolves

Manager: Nuno Espírito Santo

Squad (from): Patricio, Ruddy, Norris, Doherty, Bennett, Boly, Coady, Jonny, Vinagre, Neves, Gibbs-White, Jota, Giles, Watt, Pote, Saiss, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Cavaleiro, Jimenez, Costa, Bonatini, Traore

Injured: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Form guide: LDWLW

Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany are both available for the visit of Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday night, Pep Guardiola confirmed. Apart from long term absentees Claudio Bravo and Benjamin Mendy, City have no other injury concerns.

“Sergio right after game against Liverpool he was sick,” Guardiola said. “He is a little bit better, today was his first training session.

“Vincent is recovering also well after the game with Liverpool. He’s getting better.”

Guardiola's side drew 1-1 at Molineux earlier in the season, and the City manager is expecting another difficult game.

“We realised that last season in Carabao Cup, we saw how complicated they are,” he said.

“Strong, physical, good set pieces, strong on counter attack. When you are tired in the last minutes, they put on new players.

“They defend deep, switch play, control many areas. Good set piece - Neves. That’s why they are doing incredibly well in the Premier League.”

City's last home game against Wolves ended in a 0-0 draw in last season's Carabao Cup, with the Blues winning the subsequent penalty shoot-out 4-1. Overall City have won 47 of the 118 games played against Wolves, with 25 draws and 46 defeats.

Predicted line-up: Ederson, Danilo, Stones, Laporte, Delph, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, B Silva, Sterling, Sane, Aguero

Score prediction: Manchester City 3 Wolves 1

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