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No Traore tonight, but Wolves may have another thorn for Manchester City

Wolves are taking on Manchester City under the lights at Molineux tonight.

The club are looking to try and build on the performance in the final 20 minutes or so against Chelsea on Saturday, and hopefully come away with some points.

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It’s four games without a win right now for Wolves.

Victory against City will be difficult. But Wolves have had some good results against Pep Guardiola’s side since being promoted back to the Premier League.

The 2019/20 season was particularly fruitful, with Wolves beating City home and away.

One man who played a huge role in those two victories was Adama Traore.

The Spaniard was a major thorn, and scored three times across the two games.

He obviously will not be available for tonight’s game since he is on loan at Barcelona, which will likely come as a relief to the visitors.

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Wolves may not be able to call on Traore, but there is one player who could cause similar issues.

Pedro Neto hasn’t quite found his top level yet since return from his serious knee injury back in February.

The 22-year-old has been building his fitness, but he had a setback a few weeks ago when he picked up a foot injury.

But Neto got only his second start of the season against Chelsea on Saturday, and arguably it was his most promising showing so far since he came back.

It was a display that will have given him a really good chance to start again tonight.

And hopefully, the youngster can assume responsibility in the absence of Traore.

Pedro Neto can cause Manchester City harm just like Adama Traore

Neto is certainly not as quick as Traore.

But the Portugal international has the unpredictability and excellent dribbling ability which could make him a real threat tonight.

It will be interesting to see where he plays.

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Presumably, City will start with Oleksandr Zinchenko at left-back, with Joao Cancelo on the right.

There is potential for him to get joy against the Ukraine international, who is not as quick as Neto’s Portugal teammate.

Perhaps that is an area Wolves can exploit when they try to attack the Premier League leaders.