Probable Team Lineups: Manchester City v Wolves
Here we go again. Why do we play you twice a week? Not an ideal order of things in this universe, is it? Let’s face it, anything better than a two goal defeat is actually a good result in a game like this.
In the game against the second string City team nine of our eleven players were second string aswell, but as I believe a couple of them are merited to play in the first eleven, there will be no big difference in playing skills from Wednesday on Saturday in Wolves, but very probable so in the home-side, I’m afraid.
Is there anything Wolves could do to actually stand a chance against this in form team of giants, then? As I said many times earlier we should form the team with five in the middle to get both more strength going forward and gain better defensive powers.
I would prefer two defensive inner mids and a forward going one. We have players in the team who are able to play well in those positions and it will allow us to play with two reasonably fast wingers, who will both go forward and help out our full-backs in defending.
Actually I have no doubts that Mick Mccarthy already before the Wednesday game decided who will play in the starting eleven today. He usually doesn’t play any players who have been involved for 90 minutes only three days prior ti kick-off, but he will probably have to change his own rules when it comes to Stephen Ward. There’s no alternative to him available, as Elokobi also played the whole match in the Cup.
My team against City would look like this:
————- Hennessey ———-
Stearman – Johnson – Berra – Ward
———- Henry – Milijas ———–
Hammill —– O’Hara —— Jarvis
Unforunately I believe that our manager will opt for a 4-4-2-formation, totally against every sane knowledge about tactics and the opposition we face in this game. Foley, Zubar and Fletcher are, by the way, out and they are all players that would have been an assett in this game.
City changed all eleven starters when they played in the cup and will probably change back to the team that thrashed Manchester United at Old Trafford. Let’s hope that they have been out partying, drinking, taking lots of drugs or something. 😆
The result, if we play with the right formation and players, will be a two goal defeat. If we play with two up front we will be outplayed in the middle and we risk to suffer a defeat worse than United.
A sentence from -68 to guide Wolves on their difficult task: – You don’t have a chance – take it! 😆