Wolves v Manchester City, Sunday 16:00
Looking to regain their spot at the head of the Premier League, Man City travel to the Molineux on Sunday knowing that a victory on their behalf will relegate Wolves as Bet365 offer free bets and post huge odds on the bottom of the table side coming out with three points.
Terry Connor’s men have taken just two points from a last possible thirty and are inches away from assuring that they will ply their trade in England’s second tier next season.
Regardless, it’s when they’re near the death that the ‘nothing to lose’ mentality of sides can often prevail as underdogs and Wolves will be hoping to leave a lasting image on the Premier League.
The West Midlands club will have to do so without their first-choice goalkeeper however, after it was announced earlier in the week that Wayne Hennessey had been ruled out for the remainder of the season.
This means that Dorus de Vries will fill the space between the sticks for the hosts in what will be his first Premier League start for Wolves since moving on a free transfer last summer.
Stephen Hunt and Jamie O’Hara are also unlikely to feature for the home side after both undergoing groin surgeries earlier in the month and are struggling to play again this season.
City head into the fixture with a near clean bill of health with Mario Balotelli the only absence due to a red card the frustrated Italian picked up against Arsenal.
Since returning to Premier League action, Carlos Tevez has been back at his best and whatever Roberto Mancini’s motives are in bringing the Argentine back into his fold, the forward will cause major problems to the Wolves backlines this weekend.
Between them, Tevez and his compatriot Sergio Aguero have netted an incredible eight goals in their last two matches and will be hoping to improve upon that record even further when they go up against the worst defence in the English top flight.
The Premier League trophy is now Manchester United’s to lose but you can bet that Mancini’s Citizens won’t slow in their pursuit of their bitter local rivals.