Place: England. Wolves. Molineux Stadium.
Date: on the 25th of August, 2018 (Saturday)
Match start: 12:30 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Championship of England. Premier League. 3rd round.
Man City (the head coach Josep Guardiola)
In the English Premier League, unlike another national championship, the most important minor factor is the best difference of the scored and missed goals. Exactly due to this difference according to the results of two last rounds the defending champion of the EPL – Man City is heading now the champion race.
Now the Citizens, as well as all favorites of two starting rounds have six points. But, after the victory with the hockey score during the last home meeting with Huddersfield (6:1), the final difference of balls of the team of Josep Guardiola is 8:1 (+7).
During an opening match of the new season on Etihad Stadium the Argentina center forward Sergio Agüero has created one more hat trick. One more goal was scored by Gabriel Jesus, David Silva and also the full back of the guests Terence Kongolo. Sergio Agüero, the best football player of that match, has gained the highest possible mark – 10.00.
Wolves (the head coach Nuno Espírito Santo)
After the amazing victory over Huddersfield the team of Josep Guardiola is going to the County of West Midlands, on Molineux Stadium, that is, to meet with the Wolves. Long-awaited return of the Wolves to the EPL has turned out to be extremely questionable. If in the first home match with Everton the style of the team of Nuno Espírito Santo has deserved the most flatter words (2:2), then in the subsequent away match on King Power against Leicester, the Black and the Yellows have powerlessly lost with the score (2:0). As a result only two football players from the team of the guests have received positive marks from experts. This is the Portuguese holding midfielder, the former irreplaceable player of Monaco João Moutinho (7.00) and the center forward Adama Traoré, who came off the substitutes’ bench (7.00).
For comparison! The author of an own goal, the Irish right wingback of the Wolves Matt Doherty has earned incredibly low mark – 5.70.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Wolves vs. Man City
And again we remember the top scorer of the Citizens! One of the two goals during the last match that was held on the 22nd of April, 2012 was scored by Sergio Agüero (0:2). For long six years the Black and Yellows were absent in the EPL. And now the champion is considered to be the pronounced favorite: Wolves – 11.00, Man City – 1.22.
The team of Josep Guardiola has confidently begun a new season. And, even despite the loss of one of the leaders Kevin de Bruyne for three months. And therefore now, with all respect for the hosts, the new victory of City doesn’t raise any doubts.