Matchday 3: Wolves v. Manchester City

Disclaimer: This series is examining the games days prior to matchday, there is always the possibility for injuries, coach selections, etc. They may be updated to reflect most accurate starting lineup.
Wolves vs. Manchester City
Location: Molineaux, Wolverhampton
Manchester City are  surefire favorites to over come Wolves, most likely in a dramatic fashion. I think the projections were more kind to Huddersfield, and they allowed 6 goals. I’m not optimistic for Wolves chances though I would be surprised if they allow that many goals, currently it seems like a game total of 4 or 5 goals is most likely.
City responded to losing Kevin de Bruyne by an absolute decimation of Wolves. Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus were exceptional. Aguero got 3, and nearly had a fourth (it was denied by the post) and Gabriel Jesus added another. This team is absolutely steamrolling everything in their path, and I see no reason to believe this stops at Wolves. We started out high on Wolves but after 2 consecutive chances with their opponent having 10 men, they still haven’t been able to secure their first win.

I think the 2-0 scoreline gives a false sense of security for Leicester, as Wolves had three shots denied by the post. That said, they managed only a draw with Everton being down a man for basically the entire second half — and were beaten haplessly by Leicester (according to the scoreline — which, unfortunately for Wolves is all that matters). I think that Wolves
Bold Predictions (tally will be kept on players identified and teams at the bottom of this running series):

  • Winner: Manchester City
  • Final Score: 5-0
  • Goalscorer(s):
    • Wolves: N/A
    • Manchester City: Gabriel Jesus (x2), D. Silva, B. Silva, Sterling

Here’s how our Bold Predictions did last week:

  • Week 2 Totals:
    • Winner: 5-5 (50% correct)
    • Score: 1-9 (10% correct)
    • Goal Scorers: 6-34 (15% correct)

Totals (including prior weeks):

  • Winner: 12-8 (60% correct)
  • Score: 4-16 (20% correct)
  • Goal Scorers: 13-63 (17.1% correct)

Last Updated: August 21, 2018
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