Pep Guardiola’s rampant Manchester City side take a break from Premier Leaugue action in midweek as they take on Wolverhampton Wanderers in the English League Cup Fourth round game at Etihad Stadium. Having blown away teams in both Premier League and Champions League, City are set to make several changes in the starting lineup for this Tuesday night clash against a Wolves side who will also make changes in the lineup. The game will kickoff at around 19:45 UK Time and SkySports has the live coverage in the UK.
City has defeated Wolves in the last five competitive meetings at Etihad winning 4 and drawing 1. While their last meeting was back in 2011 in the same competition at the same stage where Man City won 5-2 at the Molineux stadium.
Team News & Lineups: All eyes will be on Sergio Aguero who gets the chance to become outright top Manchester City goal scorer if he can breach Wolves defense on tuesday night. He equaled Eric Brook record of 177 goals for Manchester City against Burnley and now has a chance to become outright top goal scorer in City history with one more goal. Pep Guardiola is like to make as many as 10 changes in the starting lineup which will give Wolves a chance in this game. Wolves themselves are having a fine season currently top of the Championship table.
Several fringe players are expected to start with the likes of Claudio Bravo, Danilo, Mangala, Gundogan and even Yaya Toure are all expected to lineup against Wolves. Vincet Kompany is expected to player some part in the game as he is announced in the game day squad. This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Thursday night.
Match Predictions: Hard to see any other result than a Manchester City win here after their results so far this season. They are not only winning games, they are actually destroying teams on their way. Wolves might get the same treatment unless City have a off day at Etihad. I’m going with a comfortable 2-0 win for City in this one.