Manchester City will look to its 2020/21 Premier League campaign in style when they face Wolverhampton in Molino on Monday.

The curtain will fall on Monday in the second round of the 2020/21 season, with the remaining two games scheduled for the day. Today's rally ends in Molino, where Wolverhampton hosts Manchester City, hoping to achieve another surprise against Pep Guardiola's men.




Wolves started their 2020/21 Premier League campaign with a strong win over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane last weekend. However, Nuno Espiritu Santo & Co. They come to this match after a narrow defeat to Stoke City in the Carabao Cup, which means that now they only have the FA Cup and the Premier League.


On the other hand, Manchester City did not kick the ball this season after they got extra time after their Champions League elimination last month. With the 2020/21 season approaches, Pep Guardiola hopes to restore City's status as the English Premier League champions, while competing on the other three fronts.


The confrontation last season saw Wolverhampton lose two goals against Manchester City 3-2, as Adama Traore, Raul Jimenez, and Matt Doherty scored the goal. Before the two sides' final showdown, The Hard Tackle takes a closer look at the showdown.


Team news and tactics


Wolves

Nuno Espirito Santo has no concerns about injuries hampering his preparations ahead of Manchester City. On Monday, the Wolverhampton coach will not have a single player in the first team, and Johnny will be out for a long time due to a knee injury.


As Johnny continues to be absent, Markal's summer signature should line up as left back for the hosts, with Adama Traore posted on the right flank. Traore will, however, be mainly right-back, drifting Daniel Bodens and Pedro Neto to the left side most of the time.


Podence and Neto will support Raul Jimenez, who will lead the Lobos streak against Manchester City. Meanwhile, Nuno will not be able to turn to Diogo Jota, who has joined Premier League champions, Liverpool.


In the midfield, Joao Moutinho and Robin Neves will team up, hoping to keep things tight while striving for a smooth transition from defense to attack. Finally, the three-man central defensive unit will remain unchanged from last week, with Willie Polly, Connor Cody, and Roman Saye's starting, while Roy Patricio will be the goalkeeper for Team Wolves.


Potential line-up (3-4-3): Rui Patricio; Polly Cody Saiss; Traore, Moutinho, Nevis, Markal; Bodens, Jimenez, Neto


City of Manchester

Unlike his bench counterpart at Wolverhampton, Pep Guardiola has some injury concerns. Against the Midlands club on Monday, the Manchester City coach will be left without first-team players, with Emeric Laporte and Sergio Aguero absent.


Laporte's lack of presence was a huge blow to Manchester City, especially given how they struggled to maintain their level in similar situations last season. However, this gives Nathan Ack a chance to debut and impress him from the get-go.


Eric Garcia should accompany Ake in the heart of Manchester City's defense. Out of bounds, Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy will join forces to form a double-back, and the final result will cover Ederson, who hopes to make up for the same encounter last season.


In midfield, Kevin De Bruyne and Rodri are the obvious options, with the first player pulling strings on the field, while Rodri will provide cover for Manchester City's defense. Phil Foden should take third in the middle of the park, who would pose a major threat to the goals with his forays into the Manchester City area.


Finally, in the attack, Gabriel Jesus must fill the void of Aguero, who will be keen to be more effective in front of the goal compared to last season. Manchester City players should be Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez.


Potential line-up (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker Garcia Aki Mendy; De Bruyne, Rhodri, Foden; Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling


prediction

Wolves 1-2 Manchester City

This is a game that has all the ingredients to be a controversial topic. Wolves have already played twice this season, and little by little they are discovering their rhythm, despite the defeat in the second round of the Carabao Cup. On the other hand, Manchester City must be rusty, which means its production will be affected.

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