Man City v Wolves: Different XIs same outcome

City have three of the league's top seven goal scorers

Table topping Manchester City host Wolves at the Etihad Stadium looking to maintain their unbeaten run and possibly extend their lead at the top with Chelsea and Manchester United both facing difficult games this weekend.

Man City have been formidable in the league so far this season and are in great form having won their last five matches in a row and seven of their last eight. Wolves, on the other hand, have not been so hot and find themselves winless in their last five outings. In fact they have only won once in their last nine games which came against Championship side Milwall in the Carling Cup.

When we analyse all of City’s wins in more detail there is one statistic that clearly stands out; the margin of their victories. Of their eleven wins this season, nine of them have been by a margin of greater than one goal. Also when you look at Wolves’ defeats so far this season, four of their seven loses have been by a margin of greater than one goal. This includes the 5-2 defeat on Wednesday at the hands of this weekend’s opponents. Whilst the starting line ups are due to change, you can expect the outcome to be very similar.

When you break down Man City’s stats for the season in terms of scoring and keeping clean sheets it only franks the statement that this should be a comfortable win. They have the best goal scoring record in the league, averaging a mighty impressive 3.67 goals per game. In Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Mario Balotelli they possess three of the league’s top seven goal scorers. They also have the second best defensive record in the league.

Roberto Mancini is set to shuffle his sizeable pack of superstars and is likely to recall Aguero and David Silva. The only injury worry they have is that of Owen Hargreaves who is struggling with a calf injury, but it is unlikely that he would have started anyway.

Wolves, however, do have a couple of selection problems with striker Steven Fletcher likely to miss out with a calf injury and defender Kevin Foley out after having surgery on his ankle.

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Written By:- Dean McHugh (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 28/10/2011 - 10:09 AM
Filed in:- Man City Betting News, Manchester City, West Ham United

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