Manchester City will look to move one step closer to securing the Premier League title when they travel to face Wolves on Wednesday.
Pep Guardiola’s men are now in the driver’s seat after Liverpool dropped points to Tottenham and will know what they need to do here as the Reds take on Aston Villa 24 hours earlier on Tuesday, with Jurgen Klopp not only looking to trim the points deficit but also on goal difference, with City currently four ahead in that regard too.
They’re looking for a win against a Wolves side who are still in the hunt for European football. They need a win to keep pushing for a Europa League place and will be especially motivated here as a result.
Here’s all you need to know about this one.
When is kick off? Wednesday 11 May, 20:15 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Molineux
TV channel/live stream? Sky Sports Main Event (UK), USA Network (US)
Highlights? Sky Sports YouTube channel
Referee? Martin Atkinson
VAR? Paul Tierney
Wolves aren’t expecting to see Daniel Podence return for this one, although the winger’s ankle issue is not believed to be season-ending, unlike right-back Nelson Semedo’s hamstring injury. Max Kilman also remains out.
Lage may opt to rejig his team to reward those who changed the game last time out against Chelsea, with substitutes Francisco Trincao and Chiquinho both pushing to start.
Guardiola has confirmed Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias and John Stones will not return this season through injury, while the boss also has concerns about Nathan Ake’s fitness as the Dutchman battles an ankle problem.
Numbers are limited at the back, with Guardiola likely to use Fernandinho in a deeper role and call up youngsters Luke Mbete and CJ Egan-Riley onto the bench.
Wolves have been incredibly shaky defensively in recent weeks, with Kilman’s absence proving a real problem, and they won’t be particularly excited about facing the Premier League’s most potent attack here.
For all their injury woes, City’s reserve players are still more than good enough to shut Wolves out and Guardiola will demand ruthlessness at the other end of the field now that they have one hand on the league title.
Wolves have lost four of their last six and needed a 96th-minute strike from Conor Coady to stop that from being five last week. That’s not the kind of form you want to be in when City come to town.
Prediction: Wolves 0-3 Manchester City