Manchester City vs Wolves Odds Preview
10/06/19, 14:00 PM Kick-Off (BST)
2019/20 Premier League Season, Week 7
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Manchester City Odds Against Wolves
Manchester City aims to close the five-point gap between them and Liverpool with a win at home against Wolves. City earned a hard-fought win in their last outing against Everton while Wolves earned their first win of the Premier League season against fellow strugglers Watford.
Wolves have struggled immensely this season after such a successful season in their return to the Premier League last season. They finished 7th and managed to secure Europa League football in the process. Having secured the permanent rights to top scorer Raul Jimenez and Leo Dendoncker, Wolves were in the process of establishing themselves as a secure Premier League club, however that hasn’t happened so far this season.
Wolves remained winless in the league until last weekend’s win over Watford. They now head to the Etihad Stadium, a place where they lost 3-0 last season.
Manchester City’s shock loss to Norwich three weeks ago may have been a blessing in disguise because they’ve been on a tear ever since. They’ve faced Shakhtar Donetsk, Watford, Preston North End, and Everton since then and have won all four games, scoring 17 goals in the process.
Sportsbooks has odds on another City which open at -800, making them firm favorites. Odds on unlikely Wolves win, who did tie against them last season at the Molineux, open at +2000, according to sportsbooks. Odds on a tie between the two clubs open at +700.
Manchester City Odds as Rumbles Start in City Dressing Room?
Manchester City star Bernardo Silva was trending on social media last season and not for his sparkling play on the pitch. He posted a historically racist photo on twitter, commenting on its resemblance to a childhood photo of City teammate, Benjamin Mendy. While Mendy replied with laughing emojis on the post, social media didn’t see it that way.
Many thought that it was a despicable act by Silva, with some labeling him as a racist. I think Silva is not a racist but must learn to not post controversial things on Twitter since it can spread like wildfire.
Raheem Sterling, who’s been the face of Anti-Racism in Football, spoke out on the incident after City’s win over Everton last weekend and said, “ I do not think Silva is inclined that way.”
Some believe Sterling was forced by Pep Guardiola and the City PR team to back his teammate after Guardiola said he couldn’t believe how Silva was being treated in the media.
While we don’t know how the black players, especially in the City squad, feel, it’s certainly something to keep your eye on.
City may want to start Gabriel Jesus, who’s been in form in the absence of Sergio Aguero who is now 31 years old. Odds on a Jesus goal against Wolves open at -137, according to sportsbooks.