Premier League Preview: Wolverhampton Vs. Manchester CityPublished September 21, 2020 by Sol FH
The season starts for Man. City as they take on the Wolves, live at 20:15 GMT.
Manchester City gets set to start its 2020/21 Premier League campaign tonight at 20:00 GMT against the Wolves. All eyes will be on the Citizens as they aim to close the 18-point gap that was between them and Liverpool from last season.
City won the league for two years straight before they fell off the pace last year. Now, Pep Guardiola is ready to fix the mishaps from last season and take the title back to the City of Manchester Stadium.
Guardiola commented: "It was difficult finishing behind Liverpool last season, no one likes to lose in the manner that they did. I think they lost nine league games as well which for Man City is unheard of.
"I don't think people should forget what they did the previous two seasons, we were all talking about which team would catch them and Liverpool have done that in great style. They've got some great players, but I don't see Man City letting that gap go as big as last season."
The biggest improvement that City needs is on defense, as they could not plug the hole left by Vincent Kompany left the squad last summer. Aymeric Laporte was inconsistent due to injuries and the Citizens could not make up for the gaps.
Guardiola also lost Leroy Sane and David Silva to which he signed center-back Nathan Ake from Bournemouth and winger Ferran Torres from Valencia.
The Wolves won its first match against Sheffield United last week (2-0) and they looked quite good. Time will tell if they will be at the caliber of teams like Manchester City, but chances are it will be a long night for the Wolves.
Premier League Betting
City is on top of all of the odds ahead of tonight's matchup. bet365 Sports has them as favorites at 1.50, while the Wolves are at 6.00. A draw is at 4.50.
The odds in this article at the bookmaker mentioned above were accurate at the time of writing, on Sept. 21 at 9:30 GMT.