Manchester United vs Wolves
England- Premier League
Date: Saturday, 1 February 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester).
The Red Devils are unbeaten in h2h encounters here for more than a decade now. With Wolves sporting just one win from their last four outings in all competitions, it looks like the visitors are in for another tough set of ninety minutes.
Manchester United vs Wolves Match Preview
Despite being the odds-on favorites to pick up all three points, Manchester United were handed a shock 2-0 defeat by Burnley last week at home. The hosts certainly missed the presence of their talisman and forward Marcus Rashford in the final third, and failed to bag even a consolation goal, in spite of recording seven shots on target.
At the moment, the Red Devils are occupying the fifth spot on the ladder where they are level on points with three other teams, one of which happens to be their counterparts for the weekend.
Meanwhile, Wolves were at the losing end of a 2-1 scorecard against Liverpool in their most recent matchup. In all honesty, though, the visitors were a convincing bunch in that latter clash, with Adama Traore, in particular, earning heaps of praise from Jurgen Klopp in the post-match conference.
With just goal difference separating them from the hosts, it is certainly a must-win match for Wolves.
Manchester United vs Wolves Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash saw Manchester United post a 1-0 victory.
- All of their past three meetings have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in five of their previous seven encounters.
- Three of their last ten games have finished as a tie.
- Wolves have registered the win just thrice in their past fifteen fixtures. (W-3, D-3, L-9).
Manchester United vs Wolves Prediction
Manchester United have been faring a lot better at home than on the road this season. Impressively, they have stumbled just twice at Old Trafford, and have picked up the win in half of their past twelve games here as well.
In sharp contrast, Wolves have dropped points in five of their last eight outings in the top flight. The three wins that they did manage to secure, were against sides that are currently dwelling below them on the table.
To make matters worse, the visitors have been at the losing end in seven of their past eight trips to this venue. As such, Manchester United are the favorites to taste success in this one.
Be that as it may, Wolves have salvaged a point five times on the road this season. Taking into account that the hosts have also shared the spoils on four occasions here so far, a draw no bet is sizing up to be the safest punt this weekend.
Furthermore, despite splashing the cash to bring in the likes of Harry Maguire, Manchester United have not looked organized in their own defensive third. Miserably, they have kept a clean sheet just once in their last nine fixtures here. That too, against the struggling Norwich.
On the other hand, Wolves have had their names on the scoresheet in four of their last five visits to Old Trafford. Hence, count on both teams to have their scoring boots on this Saturday.
Manchester United vs Wolves Betting tips
Draw no bet: Manchester United @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both teams to score @ 1.80 (4/5).