Manchester City’s preseason preparations have hardly been ideal. They have been afforded an extra week off after their Champions League exploits last month but they have also had two players sidelined due to positive COVID-19 tests.
Aymeric Laporte and Riyad Mahrez should be back in contention for Monday’s game against Wolves but the lack of any friendlies due to the international break coming right before the start of the campaign has certainly made things more difficult for manager Pep Guardiola.
You wouldn’t bet against the Citizens getting off to a good start at Molineux, though, despite the issues that they have been faced with. Their opponents did win against Sheffield United in their opening fixture so Guardiola’s team will have to be on top of their game to get the three points.
Press the next page as we predict how City could line up against Wolves on Monday.