By Michael Hincks
Manchester City vs Wolves live on Sky Sports Premier League from 7pm on Monday
Last Updated: 14/01/19 12:31pm
No club has a better record against the Premier League’s top six than Wolves. Will they continue their impressive showing on Monday Night Football at Manchester City?
Of the 14 clubs sitting below Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United in the Premier League table, Wolves’ form against the top six is unmatched in virtually every department.
Man City vs Wolves
January 14, 2019, 7:00pm
Six clubs have failed to pick up a point against these six teams, while every side has lost at least four such encounters so far this season – except for Wolves.
|Team||W-D-L — Points||GF-GA (GD)|
|Wolves||2-3-2 — 9pts||10-10 (0)|
|West Ham||2-1-4 — 7pts||5-13 (-8)|
|Leicester||2-0-4 — 5pts||6-10 (-4)|
|Crystal Palace||1-2-4 — 5pts||6-11 (-5)|
|Southampton||1-2-5 — 5pts||8-22 (-14)|
|Brighton||1-1-5 — 4pts||6-11 (-5)|
|Watford||1-0-5 — 3pts||5-12 (-7)|
|Everton||0-1-5 — 1pt||4-14 (-10)|
|Newcastle||0-0-8 — 0pts||6-18 (-12)|
|Huddersfield||0-0-6 — 0pts||2-16 (-14)|
|Burnley||0-0-6 — 0pts||2-18 (-16)|
|Bournemouth||0-0-7 — 0pts||4-22 (-18)|
|Fulham||0-0-7 — 0pts||4-23 (-19)|
|Cardiff||0-0-7 — 0pts||5-25 (-20)|
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have won two and drawn three of their seven league matches to date against the top six, while a goal difference of zero makes them the only club not in the minus.
But having picked up nine points against the big six, Wolves remain 11th going into their Monday Night Football clash at the Etihad – a sign of their struggles against lesser opposition, but a warning for City nonetheless.
Disappointingly for Wolves, a draw at Arsenal was followed by a home defeat to Huddersfield, victory at Chelsea was preceded by a 2-1 loss at Cardiff, while another home defeat against Crystal Palace came after an impressive 3-1 win at Tottenham.
|Aug 25||Wolves 1-1 Man City|
|Sep 22||Man Utd 1-1 Wolves|
|Nov 3||Wolves 2-3 Tottenham|
|Nov 11||Arsenal 1-1 Wolves|
|Dec 5||Wolves 2-1 Chelsea|
|Dec 21||Wolves 0-2 Liverpool|
|Dec 29||Tottenham 1-3 Wolves|
Inconsistencies aside, Wolves head to the Etihad knowing that it is against City where their unrivalled record kick-started back in August.
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The 1-1 draw at Molineux proved City would not bulldoze their way to a second consecutive league title, and as Pep Guardiola’s side look to close the gap on leaders Liverpool once more, they will be wary of Wolves’ fearless approach against the toughest opponents.
Will Wolves add to their nine-point haul against the big six? Watch Manchester City vs Wolves live on Sky Sports Premier League from 7pm on Monday Night Football.