Manchester City v Wolves: Predicted line-ups as Wolves face reigning Premier League champions

This is how we could see Wolves line-up as they face the current Premier League champions.

Wolves face a mammoth task as they head to reigning Premier League champions and current league high flyers Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium this weekend, December 11.

In this fixture last season, Wolves were decimated 4-1, despite equalising through a goal in the 61st minute, City went on to score 3 late goals, including 2 in the 90th and 93rd minute.

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The game is scheduled to kick off at 12:30, live on BT Sport.

Wolves’ last game ended in heartbreak, after keeping Liverpool at bay for 92 minutes, super sub Divock Origi struck deep into injury time, after such a valiant defensive display.

The win for Liverpool denied Wolves of three consecutive goal-less draws, and a trip to Manchester City may keep the Midlands club waiting for their first goal in four.

It may be a similar game for Wolves, sitting back soaking up pressure against Manchester City and trying to keep them at bay - which not many teams can do.

Bruno Lage should have no new injury concerns, Rayan Ait-Nouri came off to a standing ovation against Liverpool, but that substitution is thought to be just precautionary.

The trio of Adama Traore, Raul Jiminez and Hee Chan Hwang looked dangerous against Liverpool at times, but rarely threatened.

The defence was solid, and granted, they rode their luck at times but Conor Coady, Ait-Nouri and Romainn Saiss did impress, and will most likely all start against the Citizens this weekend.

Wolves also welcomed Ruben Neves for the game against Liverpool, with his technical excellence proving important.

Here’s how Wolves could line-up against Manchester City:

Jose Sa, Kilman, Coady, Saiss, Semedo, Ait-Nouri, Neves, Dendoncker, Adama, Jiminez, Chang.

Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola rested many of his stars as his side faced RB Leipzig in the Champions League midweek.

The former Barcelona manager rested first team players such as Ederson, Ruben Dias, Raheem Sterling and Joao Cancelo.

Kyle Walker’s red card will only be active for European games, so Walker will be Guardiola’s disposal if picked.

Kevin De Bruyne may also start after featuring in Man City’s loss to Leipzig.

In their last game against Watford, City won 3-1 and escaped injury free.

Here’s how Manchester City could line-up against Wolves:

Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Gundogan, Rodri, Silva, Sterling, Grealish, Foden.

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