Manchester City will take on Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Saturday. Pep Guardiola’s team is one of the only two Premier League teams to not lose a league game so far and they will hope to carry on with their excellent form since the start of the season.
Erling Haaland was on target again in the mid-week Champions League group stage fixture against Borussia Dortmund as Manchester City continued their impressive and unbeaten start to the season.
Those teams: There’s no place for a presumably unfit Diego Costa in the Wolves matchday squad, with Bruno Lage picking a front three of Daniel Podence, Goncalo Guedes and Pedro Neto. The only change to the line-up that took to the field against Southampton is the inclusion of Guedes for the injured Kalajdic.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola makes three changes to the side that beat Borussia Dortmund in midweek. Nathan Ake makes way for Ruben Dias in the heart of defence, while Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden come in for Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez.
Daniel Podence was the only goalscorer in Wolves’ 1-0 win over Southampton in their last Premier League game. The team has struggled to pick up wins so far, having won only one out of their six league matches so far.
Wolves squad & team news
Sasa Kalajdzic and Chiquinho are the long-term absentees for Bruno Lage after both players recently underwent surgeries for knee ligament injuries.
Raul Jiminez is also unavailable due to a knock but new signing Diego Costa could make his debut for the club.
Wolves Playing XI: Jose Sa; Alt-Nouri, Nathan Collins, Jonny, Kilman; Ruben Neves, Nunes, Joao Moutinho; Pedro Neto, Daniel Podence, Goncalo Guedes
Manchester City Playing XI: Ederson; Dias, Stones, Joao Cancelo, Akanji; Rodi, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva; Haaland, Grealish, Foden
Wolverhampton Wanderers – Team News
Wolves have a couple of players ruled out owing to injuries. Kalajdzic and Chiquinho are set to miss this upcoming fixture while star striker Raul Jimenez will be in contention to feature in the starting XI.
New signing, Diego Costa will also fancy his chance to feature on his return to the Premier League while youngster Hwang Hee-chan awaits his chance. The midfield trio of Neves, Moutinho, and Neto will face strong opposition from defending champions.
Manchester City – Team News
Manchester City who made a stunning comeback against Borussia Dortmund in the midweek UEFA Champions League clash will hope for the fast return of Aymeric Laporte. Though it is highly likely that Laporte will be back against the Wolves, right-back Kyle Walker will be available for this upcoming clash.
Portuguese defender Ruben Dias is expected to be back at the heart of the defense. Up front, Jack Grealish and Riyad Mahrez are most likely to make way for Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva after starting in the Champions League fixture.