Paul Merson agrees with two pundits on Wolves vs Man City score forecast

by 24britishtvSept. 17, 2022, 9 a.m. 16
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Manchester City will continue their latest Premier League title defence on Saturday lunchtime when they take on Wolves at Molineux (12.30pm).

Sitting in second behind Arsenal after six matches, Pep Guardiola and his star-studded team have accumulated 14 points and remain unbeaten. Erling Haaland continues to take the Premier League by storm with 10 league goals, as well as three more in two European outings.

City were held by Aston Villa in their last domestic meeting. Aymeric Laporte (knee) and Kyle Walker (unspecified) have taken a step closer to recovering from their respective injury set-backs, but City manager Guardiola reckons it will be unlikely for them to return in the Midlands.

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Here is what three pundits think will happen this Saturday afternoon.

Writing in his latest BBC Sport column, Sutton said: "I was at this game at the end of last season, when Manchester City won 5-1 and Kevin De Bruyne was absolutely brilliant.

"Wolves now have to worry about stopping Erling Haaland too and Borussia Dortmund were the latest team to find out how difficult that is, even after defending well for most of their game at the Etihad Stadium.

"I fancy Wolves to grab a goal, but I also don't see them keeping City out. Pep Guardiola's men won't run away with it this time, but they will leave with the points."

Sharing his prediction with Sportskeeda, Merson wrote: "Manchester City aren't really firing on all cylinders at the moment in the Premier League, but they should have enough in their armoury to beat Wolves, who simply don't score enough goals. Haaland is the man of the moment - and scored another outrageous winner against his former club Borussia Dortmund in their 2-1 victory in the Champions League.

"I know that Guardiola likes to rotate his squad a lot, but I think he'll look to unleash Haaland once again ahead of the international break. Norway aren't going to the World Cup and that's bad news for the Premier League and the rest of Europe, as Haaland will be fully fit and rested while the others battle it out in Qatar."

Lawrenson told bookmakers Paddy Power: "City came from behind against Borussia Dortmund in midweek and it was Haaland who scored that wonder goal. No surprise there! Wolves are good defensively, but they can't score."

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