Manchester United v Wolves Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Saturday, February 1, 2020


Old Trafford

Punter's Pick

Wolves have had the rare luxury of ten days of rest before this fixture in what has otherwise been a two game a week season since July, and with their team suitably rested they will fancy their chances of claiming all three points, available at an attractive 12/5 with Betfair.

The three previous encounters between these sides so far this season in league and cup have yielded just three goals, so 2.5 goals and under with Bet365 would be the way to go in what should be another tense affair. The pacey Adama Traore is our pick to heap further misery on United and can be backed at 15/4 to score anytime, again with Bet365.

Manchester United and Wolves resume hostilities as the two sides face off for the fourth time this season, with the visitors still searching for their first win against the Red Devils this campaign.

Fourth time lucky for the visitors?

After a creditable 1-1 draw at home earlier in the season against United, Wolves were unable to make home advantage count in the FA Cup for a second successive season, as the Red Devils escaped Molineux with a draw before finishing the job off at Old Trafford. Wolves have been by and large the better team in all three encounters, with a combination of wasteful finishing and VAR in particular denying them the chance to progress in the FA Cup.

A trip to Old Trafford is not as daunting as it once was, with the home side only having a 50% win rate so far this season in front of their own fans. Wolves have only lost three times on their travels in the Premier League this season, and perhaps have been the one side that has come closest to topping league leaders Liverpool both home and away, with narrow defeats in both games showing that they do not care much for reputation.

Winter of discontent at Old Trafford?

With three defeats in their last five league fixtures, it has not been a particular good winter at Old Trafford as they exit a dismal January and head into the winter break. Painful 2-0 defeats away at bitter rivals Arsenal and Liverpool would have further not helped the mood much amongst fans, with most of them venting their fury at the boardroom and the likes of Chief Executive Ed Woodword.

 

The signing of exciting Portugese midfielder Bruno Fernandes may lift the gloom, although it will be a tall order for the free scoring midfielder to hit the ground running mid season and translate his Portugese league form into consistent displays in the Premier League. Quite how he will fit into the team when record signing Paul Pogba is also fit remains to be seen, with both players playing a similar role and both unlikely wanting to play second fiddle to the other.

Wolves to deliver another blow to Solskjaer reign?

With the in-form pair of Adama Traore and Raul Jiminez still looking for their first meaningful contribution against the Red Devils this season, they will feel they owe their team something at Old Trafford. With the home side low on form and morale after a string of 2-0 defeats, including being comprehensively outplayed by struggling Burnley in their last home fixture, Wolves will fancy themselves to claim all three points.

Punter's Pick

Wolves have had the rare luxury of ten days of rest before this fixture in what has otherwise been a two game a week season since July, and with their team suitably rested they will fancy their chances of claiming all three points, available at an attractive 12/5 with Betfair.

The three previous encounters between these sides so far this season in league and cup have yielded just three goals, so 2.5 goals and under with Bet365 would be the way to go in what should be another tense affair. The pacey Adama Traore is our pick to heap further misery on United and can be backed at 15/4 to score anytime, again with Bet365.

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