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Mark Lawrenson makes prediction ahead of Wolves vs Manchester City

It’s Manchester City who are next up for Wolves in the Premier League – and BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson has made his prediction ahead of the clash.

Wanderers are currently on a four-game winless run.

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In recent weeks, standards have slipped and the current run of form will make it very hard to finish any higher than eighth.

Tomorrow night, Wolves face City who are obviously gunning for the Premier League title.

They are three points clear of Liverpool and are looking to stay ahead of the Reds as they seek a fourth title in five seasons.

They will be without key players like John Stones, Ruben Dias and Kyle Walker tomorrow night. Nathan Ake is also a big doubt.

So Wolves could come up against something of a makeshift defence. Fernandinho replaced the injured Dias against Newcastle United on Sunday and could well partner Aymeric Laporte.

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Despite City missing some players, BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson doesn’t foresee any issues for the league leaders.

Predicting a 2-0 win for the away side, he said: “Manchester City are missing a few defenders through injury but, even if Fernandinho has to fill in at the back, I still think they will be OK at Molineux.

“I don’t know what has happened to Wolves. They are usually difficult to play against and I wouldn’t describe them as being that way at the moment.

“I know they came back to rescue a draw with Chelsea on Saturday. But that was more down to a wobble by the Blues than anything else.”

Wolves should play without fear and just go for it against Manchester City, as Mark Lawrenson predicts 0-2 result

Wolves have had some really good results against City since returning to the Premier League.

Wanderers may not be in the best form right now, but hopefully the players will believe in the recent history.

It would be nice to see Wolves make an attempt to take the game to City.

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They will obviously have the lion’s share of possession as they do every game. But Wolves should try to show some attacking intent when they have the ball. Especially given there is no Dias, Stones or Walker.

The temptation will be to sit back and just soak up City pressure. Hopefully though, we will see the Wolves side that really went at Chelsea in that final half an hour at Stamford Bridge.