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Preview: Wolves vs Man City – latest team, injury news and predicted XI

Wolverhampton Wanderers take on Premier League title chasers Manchester City in tonight’s late kick-off.

The Old Gold managed an emphatic late comeback last time out against Chelsea, courtesy of a Chiquinho masterclass that left Tuchel dumbfounded.

Their 2-2 draw ended both a three-game losing streak and three-game goalless streak, so Lage’s side will of course now look to build on the point earned at Stamford Bridge in order to boost their chances of playing European football next season.

Manchester City, whilst hindered with injuries, will still give it their all with a Premier League title just enough to cover their blushes from the shock Champions League defeat to Real Madrid.

In a game that sees the Premier League’s best defence go up against the fourth best defence in the league, we can expect both sides to be well-organised in what should make for a tight affair.

After all, Manchester City narrowly won 1-0 in the reverse fixture, courtesy of a Raheem Sterling penalty.

Will Lage make any changes to the team which started in the 2-2 draw against Chelsea last time out? Here is how we at Football FanCast believe Wolves could line up in the game against Manchester City.


With Lage out with illness, Wolves’ fitness coach Carlos Cachada provided an update over the health of the squad on Monday, saying:

At this moment we remain exactly the same, with the same injuries. The three guys are Daniel Podence, Nelson Semedo and Max Kilman.”

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Though with centre-back Roman Saiss picking up a knock at Stamford Bridge, he may also be a doubt and will be assessed by the medical team ahead of the game.

As a result, our predicted XI sees just one change for Wolves, with £900k-rated wonderkid Toti Gomes coming in for the £28k-per week defender Saiss – who has previously been dubbed “awful” by Rob Howard – and may not be risked against Pep Guardiola’s side. Considering his fitness anyway, it may be best for everyone involved if he’s given the night off.

Meanwhile, with the Moroccan expected to depart amidst his expiring contract, Lage may well look to test Gomes over the next few games to see if he is a viable long-term replacement.

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Despite setting up both goals against Chelsea, Chiquinho does not start in our predicted XI, as we believe Lage will look to use him as a secret weapon throughout the mid-point of the game, when concentration levels will be lower among the City defenders.

Elsewhere, it is the same squad that earned a point at Stamford Bridge, with Lage’s recent switch to 3-5-2 giving Wolves much more potency in attack.

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