Opta Stats: Wolves v Manchester City

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.
Can Pep Guardiola mastermind a victory for Manchester City over Wolves?

The Championship title holders host the Premier League champions as Wolves take on Manchester City. Opta presents the vital statistics.

"Manchester City have won five of their last six Premier League meetings with Wolves, losing the other at Molineux in October 2010."

They are 1.855/6 to win half-time/full-time.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are set to face Manchester City in the Premier League for the first time since April 2012, with City winning 2-0 at Molineux the month before securing their first Premier League title. The visitors are 1.271/4 to win again.

Manchester City have won five of their last six Premier League meetings with Wolves, losing the other at Molineux in October 2010. They are 1.855/6 to win half-time/full-time.

Wolves were one of only two teams that Manchester City faced in the 2017-18 season without scoring, drawing 0-0 in October 2017 in a League Cup tie (the other were Wigan Athletic). Under 2.5 goals is 2.6813/8.

In the last two seasons when the previous year's Championship winner has faced the reigning Premier League champion at home in the Premier League, the former has won the match (Burnley 1-0 Leicester City in 2016-17 and Newcastle United 3-0 Chelsea in 2017-18). A Wolves victory is 12.5.

Manchester City have lost only one of their last 29 Premier League games against newly promoted teams (W22 D6 L1), losing 0-1 at Burnley in March 2015 under Manuel Pellegrini. Under Pep Guardiola, they have yet to lose a Premier League match versus a newly promoted team (W9 D3). The draw is 7.06/1.

Manchester City are looking to become the first reigning Premier League champions to win their first three games of the season since rivals Manchester United managed to do so at the beginning of the 2011-12 campaign. The draw half-time/Manchester City full-time double result is 4.03/1.

Wolves have won just one of their last 26 Premier League matches (W1 D9 L16) and are winless in their last 16. They have never endured a longer run without a win in the top-flight having also gone 16 games without a victory in 1970. Manchester City are 2.111/10 to win to nil.

Manchester City have won each of their last seven Premier League away games by an aggregate score of 18-3, with Raheem Sterling having a hand in seven of these goals (3 goals, 4 assists) - more than any other City player. Sterling is 2.01/1 to score.

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero has scored three Premier League hat-tricks in 2018, including one last time out versus Huddersfield Town - only two players have netted four or more hat-tricks in a single calendar year in the competition (Harry Kane, 6 in 2017 and Alan Shearer, 5 in 1995). Aguero is 1.635/8 to find the net.

Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus has yet to lose in any of the 18 Premier League games in which he has scored (W17 D1). Only Carlos Tevez (39) and Raheem Sterling (27) have netted in more Premier League matches for Manchester City without ending on the losing side. Jesus is 2.01/1 to add to his goal tally.

Dan Fitch 2018/19 Season P/L

Staked: 35.00 pts
Returned: 36.86 pts
P/L: +1.86 pts

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