Wolves vs Man City prediction, team news and preview as Pep Guardiola claims his champs are not ‘fully f… – The Sun

Wolves manager Nuno Espírito Santo is looking for his first Prem win at the hardest place to find it – with City’s all-time top scorer Sergio Aguero aiming to follow up last week’s hat-trick
IN the battle of the two runaway champions there seems only one unstoppable force.
Last weekend's 6-1 romp against Huddersfield gave Manchester City two convincing wins from two games, while Championship kings Wolves have just a point so far.
Molineux boss Nuno Espírito Santo insists his side will attack all-comers – and Etihad chief Pep Guardiola prides himself on positive, passing tactics.
Everything points to an open but not close clash. Read on, though, to see if you think Wolves can rip up the form book in the 12.30pm clash on Saturday
It's difficult to look past Sergio Aguero, the treble-hitting tormentor of the Terriers, but David Silva and Raheem Sterling could be huge influences for City.
Spanish stylist Silva is revelling in replacing injured Kevin De Bruyne as the main orchestrator, while England frontman Sterling will be fresh and hungry if he is recalled after sitting out for 90 minutes against Huddersfield.
Meanwhile, Portugal midfielders Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho have vital roles for Wolves.
If they both come off at the end happy with their contribution then it suggests Wolves will have won enough possession, and created enough, to have tested City.
Victory for City would make them the first champs since neighbours United in 2011 to win their first three Prem games.
And enticingly for Wolves, they can become the third Championship winners in a row to defeat the reigning Prem kings at home.
Former Middlesbrough livewire Adama Traore is fit and eyeing his first Wolves start, while Leander Dendoncker could re-enforce the defence or anchor the midfield.
Raheem Sterling and record buy Riyad Mahrez are eager for City recalls, while Kyle Walker and Leroy Sane could also come back in as Pep Guardiola shuffles his squad to avoid fatigue and keep his main names match fit.
Man City: Ederson, Benjamin Mendy, Aymeric Laporte, Nicolas Otamendi, Kyle Walker, Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, David Silva, Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus
Wolves: Rui Patricio, Ryan Bennett, Conor Coady, Willy Boly, Matt Doherty, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Jonny, Adama Traore, Raul Jimenez, Diogo Jota
This match will be shown live on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event.
If you don't have Sky but you'd like to live stream all the action, you can buy a day pass from Now TV for £7.99.
Alternatively, you can keep up to date with all of the action on the SunSport LIVE BLOG.
Nuno Espirito Santo, whose Wolves side drew 2-2 with Everton but lost 2-0 at Leicester: “We started well and controlled the game and created enough chances [against the Foxes],
“There were plenty of positives to take.
“We have to have that moment of quality, talent, we must believe we can score in every moment of the game.
“Yes it is a big learning curve. But football is the same in every competition. If you are the one that scores first, it changes it totally.”
City chief Pep Guardiola's shock claim on his squad's fitness:  “We are not fully fit yet, we are not far away but we still need more time to regenerate,
"We didn’t do a pre-season, then we played the Community Shield. We tried to send a lot of messages about strength and tactics this week because we are not in the best condition.
"Players are complaining about muscular problems – that’s why Claudio [Bravo] is out and Kevin [De Bruyne] before. Fernandinho had big problems after the last game. Hopefully after the international break we’ll be better.”
Guardiola, on guarding against complacency: "It’s different from previous years we have won the league
"I think everyone has been warned enough as well.
‘We almost have to fight against ourselves and our nature, not to fall in the same trap as the other teams have done — my teams included a few years ago. It is the easiest moment to let something go.
"I’m not saying we are going to do as well as we did last year.
"But if this season is going to be different then it has to be because of the other teams being stronger, not us being weaker."
City should again pose most of the questions and have all the answers, especially as Wolves are still adjusting to the Prem and will be twitching nervously for their first win.
Expect City to conjure chances freely on the counter-attack, while Wolves' front-line might lack the presence to seriously trouble the visitors' increasingly-confident defence.
City to win 3-0 looks a reasonable option.
Rangers 'looking at ex-Premier League free agent Fabian Delph'
Ex-Arsenal star hunted by cops after failing to appear in court for stalking ex
Milan and Inter ‘agree to DEMOLISH San Siro’ with new stadium ready by 2027
I've offered entire Leicester squad my X-rated pics if they beat Spurs
©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. “The Sun”, “Sun”, “Sun Online” are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers’ Limited’s Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. View our online Press Pack. For other inquiries, Contact Us. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO)
Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click this link: thesun.co.uk/editorial-complaints/

source

Leave a Comment