Manchester United will be looking for a rapid recovery from their early exist from the Champions League on Saturday when they host the Wolves in a Premiership clash. With log leaders Man City playing away to Chelsea on Monday, United must secure 3 points to give itself a chance of catching up with its cross-town rival.
Manchester United has won seven of its ten clashes against the Wolves in the past decade. Wolverhampton has stood up to United twice during this period, with two wins – both achieved on home turf. The most recent meeting between these clubs produced one of Wolverhampton’s wins.
The Wolves’ last trip to Old Trafford ended with a 2-1 defeat.
Man United looks less and less like the team it was last season. After losing to FC Basel in the Champions League in the midweek and exiting the Champions League, United now has two losses, two draws and a single win to show for its last five fixtures.
The shortage of goals being scored will be a major concern at Old Trafford, with the United strikers putting away just 6 goals in their last five matches. Defence has also been under par, letting in 7 goals during the same period of time.
The Wolves come into this fixture on the back of a string of tough fixtures against the likes of Chelsea, Man City and Everton. The club has taken two wins and three defeats in its last five matches, faring fairly well against mid-table opposition.
The Woklves have scored 7 goals in their last five games. While attack has been respectable enough, defence has been terrible, letting in 10 goals during this time and failing to keep a single clean sheet.
Man United will be in search of confidence on Saturday, and the Wolves may find themselves on the receiving end of a hiding as the home team goes in search of goals against a weak defence.
We can’t see the Wolves pulling this one off, and while we can see them scoring a goal, United will be looking to put more than a couple past Wayne Hennessey. With this in mind our Man United vs Wolves betting tip is to back over 2.75 goals being scored in this fixture.
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