Predicted Manchester City XI to face Wolves tonight
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Predicted Manchester City XI to face Wolves tonight

Manchester City are looking to make it 21 straight wins with victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League tonight.

Pep Guardiola’s side saw off West Ham United 2-1 at the weekend without playing particularly well, and will be hoping to quickly follow that up with three more points at the Etihad Stadium.

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Wolves have been improving in recent weeks and have taken 11 points from the last possible 15.

Overall though they have struggled this season, with the loss of Raul Jimenez to injury stinging as most anticipated.

But Wolves beat City twice in 2019/20, and have generally fared quite well against the top sides since their return to the Premier League in 2018.

Guardiola will obviously make changes for tonight’s game.

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Ederson is perhaps the only nailed-on starter, and the Brazilian could be protected by a back four of Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, John Stones and Joao Cancelo.

Pep may feel that Walker is needed here to counter the threat of the blisteringly quick Adama Traore – someone who has historically given City many problems.

£80,000-a-week star Cancelo (Spotrac) was rested at the weekend and may be brought back in to deal with livewire Pedro Neto, as well as operate as a playmaker, of course.

In midfield, Rodri could return in place of Fernandinho, with Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan in there for company.

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Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Phil Foden could start in attack, with Sergio Aguero, Riyad Mahrez and Ferran Torres dropping to the bench.

Wolves may have had their issues this season, but they undoubtedly still possess a lot of quality, with Neto and Traore the obvious threats to be wary of.

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