JiLiHOT Daily September 28th, Premier League Preview. The 7th round of the 2023-24 Premier League season is set to kick off over the weekend, with Manchester City visiting Wolverhampton Wanderers on the night of September 30th at 10 PM. Manchester City was recently knocked out of the League Cup and will be looking to regain their confidence in the Premier League. They have a psychological advantage against the struggling Wolverhampton Wanderers. However, with Liverpool and Brighton hot on their heels in the points table, Manchester City cannot afford to be complacent in this match. Wolverhampton Wanderers have secured only 1 win, 1 draw, and 4 losses in the first 6 rounds and have been winless in their last three matches, making them the likely underdogs in this encounter.
JiLiHOT Daily : Preview of Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Manchester City: Wolves Concede Many Goals, City’s Striker to Return
In terms of pre-match data analysis, Manchester City has won 7, lost 2, and drawn 1 of their last 10 encounters against Wolverhampton Wanderers, winning their last 6 matches. Wolverhampton Wanderers have a win rate of 30% in their last 10 matches, scoring 16 goals and conceding 16, with their high number of goals conceded being a significant weakness. On the other hand, Manchester City has a win rate of 70% in their last 10 matches, scoring 21 goals and conceding only 7. Wolverhampton Wanderers have struggled against top-10 teams and have had mediocre performances against lower-ranked teams. The current odds suggest an 8.30 payout for a Wolverhampton Wanderers win and 1.33 for Manchester City.
The Wolves have seen more than 2 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches and have scored in every one of their last 7 matches, displaying good attacking form. However, they are still expected to be at a disadvantage against Manchester City. Their major concern lies in their defense. Manchester City boasts a formidable attacking lineup, and this game could potentially result in a high-scoring affair. In their last 4 matches, Manchester City has seen more than 2 goals in 3 of them, with an average of 2.1 goals per game. They have won all 6 of their Premier League matches, showing excellent form. Additionally, Manchester City has won all 5 of their recent away matches and is known for their strong corner kick abilities, making them the favorites in this match.
According to JiLiHOT Daily reports, Manchester City is currently the only team in the Premier League with a perfect winning record, demonstrating stability in both attack and defense. Manchester City’s head coach, Pep Guardiola, remains unfazed by their recent League Cup exit, stating, “Do you think our goal is to win the quadruple? Honestly, it’s not. We’ve played well, and we are very satisfied with winning the treble. Our expectations are high, but not to the point of being dissatisfied.” Regarding Erling Haaland not making a substitute appearance in the last game, Guardiola mentioned that Haaland has played many matches, and considering the upcoming fixtures, giving him some rest is aimed at achieving higher efficiency in his performance.