The defending champions would probably still be confident of taking all three points, though, just as they would against Newcastle at the Etihad. A postponed trip to Molineux is not as intimidating as it first appears when you consider that Wolves have looked better on the road this season.
By the time of a trip to Elland Road, Leeds may well be safe. City thrashed Marcelo Bielsa’s side 7-0 in the reverse fixture before Christmas, though could face a sterner test against Jesse Marsch, who has brought greater structure to the frenetic pressing.One of the first things you will notice about City’s run-in is that there are no meetings with their fellow members of the so-called ‘big six’. All those are out of the way now, with 19 points taken from a possible 27.
Instead, Pep Guardiola’s side are left to face a number of mid-table sides with little left to play for. Only Watford, who visit the Etihad on 23 April, are in desperate need of points in order to survive.
After initially appearing to be done and dusted by Christmas, it now seems as though there may be a Premier League title race after all.
Manchester City have hardly put a foot wrong since the start of the season, dropping points in just three games since the end of October, but Liverpool are right up behind them.
After a difficult winter, Jurgen Klopp’s side dragged themselves to within one point of the defending champions with a run of 10 consecutive league wins.