Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Man City v Wolves

BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson is backing Manchester City to beat Wolves on

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Mark Lawrenson is backing Manchester City to ease to a comfortable 3-0 win against Wolves at The Etihad on Sunday afternoon.

The Citizens will be looking to keep on Liverpool FC’s coattails after the defending champions dropped crucial points in the title race.

Pep Guardiola’s side drew 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspur at The Etihad before a 3-2 loss to promoted side Norwich City last month.

Manchester City made a statement with a 8-0 win against Watford before a 3-1 victory at Everton last weekend.

Wolves have only managed to record one win in the current Premier League campaign, despite initially being tipped to break into the top six.

Nuno Santos’ side secured a huge European win on Thursday night following a 1-0 victory over Turkish outfit Besiktas.

Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson believes Manchester City will ease to a straightforward win over Wolves.

“Wolves play in Turkey in the Europa League on Thursday night so this is a tough turnaround before they travel to play the defending champions,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.

“Manchester City made a big statement with their win last weekend, because a lot of people were expecting their makeshift defence to crack when Everton had a go at them.

“I would argue that going to Goodison Park and winning was one of their best results so far this season, and I think they will find things a lot easier on Sunday.

“Wolves are better when they come forward than they are when they sit in, and I am expecting City to find a way through them.”

Manchester City are looking to record a third successive Premier League title after Guardiola led the Citizens to the top-flight crown in 2017 and 2018.

The Eastlands outfit are looking to win an elusive Champions League crown for the first time in their history.

Manchester City were 2-0 winners against Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League group-stage fixture.

Guardiola took over the reins from Manuel Pellegrini in 2016 despite the Chilean head coach’s success at Manchester City.

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