Wolves v Man City: No respite for Wanderers

Mick McCarthy will be wondering where his side's next win is going to come from

Wolves host table-topping Manchester City at Molineux in the fourth round of the Carling Cup with the two sides a million miles apart in terms of how their respective seasons have started.

After starting the season with back-to-back wins, Wolves have plummeted badly and find themselves in a free-fall down the league table. They have only managed one win in their last eight games which came against Championship side Millwall. Whilst they showed good spirit to fight back from 2-0 down against Swansea on Saturday, manager Mick McCarthy will be wondering where his side’s next win is going to come from.

Man City on the other hand has started the season better than they ever have and find themselves top of the league, leading by five points. They have won their last four matches in a row including the 6-1 mauling of bitter rivals Man United on Sunday. They have had by far the best attack in the Premiership so far this season averaging an impressive 3.67 goals per game. They also have the second best defensive record in the division.

Not only is the gulf between both sides huge this season, when you look back at the recent history of head to head games between both sides you can see that Man City have easily had the better of things winning four of the last five games.

Both sides will be set to make changes as the league will no doubt be the priority but Man City manager Roberto Mancini will be keen to keep the momentum going after Sunday’s win and has a better bench to choose from than Wolves. Wanderers manager McCarthy is notorious for sending out weakened sides in this competition and with the bad start his side have made in the league he cannot afford to risk injuries or fatigue ahead of their Premier League encounter with the same side this weekend.

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Written By:- Dean McHugh (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 25/10/2011 - 11:37 AM
Filed in:- League Cup Betting News, Manchester City, West Ham United

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