Last updated & checked: 10/08/2021
These are two teams who have defied expectations this year in very different ways. In the case of Wolves, they have proven themselves as a serious threat in the top tier of English football. And with regards to Manchester United, they had such a disastrous start to the season that it ended with their manager being replaced. Now under the permanent direction of Ole Gunnar Solskjær though, those dark days feel like a very long time ago. Today, Manchester United are a confident, dynamic and a very difficult team to beat.
However, they have indeed been beaten, by none other than Wolves themselves. The betting odds in relation to this game then could be proof of United’s brilliance performance wise that people remain so confident in their abilities against a team they faced earlier this month. Or they could just be another example of Wolves being underestimated.
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester United Prediction: Wolves 0-1 Man United
Despite Wolves holding a recent win over Mancheter United, their form has been frankly all over the place as of late. Just look at their last outing against Burnley. Instead of capitalising on their momentum, they put in an uninspired performance which led to them being handily beaten by a team fighting for survival. United, on the other hand, have the experience to know how to steer the ship back in the right direction when it occasionally veers off course. Nontheless, this is likely to be a very close game. For that reason, our scoreline prediction is a 1-0 victory for the away side.
Our recommended tip: Manchester United win
Although Wolverhampton Wanderers have certainly impressed in the Premier League, it’s not been quite enough to make them favourites here. With Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s squad battling it out to hold onto one of the top four spots in the league table, they hold the advantage. The away side come into this contest with a 47% win probability, putting them ahead of their opponents who have a 25% probability of winning. Therefore, for your best chance of earning a ROI, we recommend that you predict a Manchester United victory. BetVictor have competitive low-risk 11/10 odds on this result.
We have, of course, already mentioned their last meeting. Its close proximity to this match made that unavoidable, and it remains one of the most important factors in assesing this fixture. Another thing that may boost the confidence of Wolves is that Manchester United haven’t bested them in the last couple of years. They faced off once in 2018 and that ended in a 1-1 draw. And before that, their last match was in 2012. Sure, that ended in a 5-0 loss for Wolves, but so much has changed since then that we think their past encounters will remain a source of confidence for the home team.
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Players to watch: Raúl Jiménez & Marcus Rashford
Wolverhampton Wanderers: Raúl Jiménez
The astounding second half performance which gained Wolves the victory in their last encounter with Manchester United was no doubt a team effort. However, some did shine a little more brightly than others, with Raúl Jiménez standing out among the rest. He not only scored the first goal but proved himself a serious threat throughout. We wonder if he’ll be a difference maker yet again.
Manchester United: Marcus Rashford
Unike their lacklustre performance against Watford, we don’t think we will see Manchester United taking too many chances against Wolves considering this game is so vital in their chances of finishing the Premier League in a top four position. That means we’ll be seeing a lot of work from their forwards. And one man who has been seriously putting in the hard work is Marcus Rashford. After all, he has scored in three out of four of United’s last outings.