City aim to make it 21 straight wins and go 15 points clear as Wolves travel to the Etihad on Tuesday night
Manchester City welcome Wolves to the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night, looking to make it 21 consecutive wins in all competitions as their march towards the Premier League title continues.
No side has taken more points off Manchester City than Nuno Espirito Santo since Wolves returned to the top flight, but form would suggest they may struggle to add to the seven points taken since 2018-19.
If they are to get anything from the game, Wolves will have to improve on their performance in the 1-1 draw with Newcastle on Saturday, with the Magpies dominating most of the game, only for Ruben Neves’ header to earn Wolves a point.
City were tested too, but goals from centre-back pairing Ruben Dias and John Stones earned them the win over West Ham, extending their lead to 12 points as title rivals dropped points elsewhere.
Pep Guardiola has no fresh injury worries from the win, with only Nathan Ake sidelined. The Dutch defender has only managed six league appearances since signing from Bournemouth but is back in training after missing the last 13 league games with injury.
Wolves also came through the Newcastle game with no fitness issues, with Fernando Marcal, Willy Boly, Daniel Podence and Raul Jimenez still missing.
Pedro Neto picked up his seventh assist of the season for Neves’ equaliser on Saturday and will be hoping to continue his breakthrough year against City, although it looks like a massive task to repeat last season’s feat of Wolves winning at the Etihad.
A win for City would take them 15 points clear going into the weekend’s Manchester derby, and bring the title tantalisingly close to returning to Manchester. If Wolves can spring the upset, they’ll go above Leeds into 11th ahead of their own derby on Saturday, against Aston Villa.
Manchester City take on Wolves at the Etihad on Tuesday, March 2nd. Kick-off is at 8pm.