Man Utd vs Wolves: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
Manchester United and Wolves have made similar starts to the Premier League season ahead of this heavily-Portuguese clash.
Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers sit next to each other in the table as this game gets underway.
Newly promoted mega-rich Wolves have begun to find out that winning games keeps everyone happy whilst under pressure United boss Jose Mourinho knows that only victory will do as the clash of the bank balances commences.
Wolves pose a very viable threat to all in the league this season as Burnley and West Ham have found out.
However, despite a run of questionable defeats, the Red Devils are back on the winning trial once more after dispatching an impressive Watford last time out.
On paper, the home win should ensue, but football is not played on paper.
That said, the strength in United’s squad is undeniable and United need a big performance on home soil after being thumped by Tottenham in their last Old Trafford outing.
Expect the old days to resume as United show Wolves that it takes more than money to mix it with the big boys in a 2-0 home win.
It is not often that Manchester United to win on their home patch against a newly promoted side is as short as 4/7 but perhaps that is the esteem Wolves are held in by the bookmaker or perhaps the unpredictability of United.
However, say what you will, but that is a price not be missed by a side who have won eight of the last nine meetings between the two.
In Manchester United’s five games so far, in four of them the Red Devils has scored two or three goals in each of them.
In Wolves last four league games, Nuno Espírito Santo men have scored just three goals meaning the likelihood of their being more than 2-3 goals is very slim.
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Head to Head
Manchester United has taken a firm grip on the recent head to head records between the pair.
So much so in fact that United has won 12 of the last 15 games in all competitions.
The pair have not met since the 2011/12 Premier League season in a campaign United beat Wolves home and away 9-1 on aggregate.
However, Wolves did beat United at Molineux 2-1 the season before 2-1.
In total, United have recorded 48 wins, 16 draws and 34 losses to Wolves since 1892.
- The pair first met in October 1892 when United were known as Newton Heath. United won a remarkable encounter 10-1 that day.
- Wolves have not won at Old Trafford since February 1980 when they beat the Red Devils 1-0.
- Wolves defender Willy Boly is one of only eight players this season to have made a last man tackle.
- Manchester United are yet to hit the woodwork this season but Wolves have managed it three times so far.
- Remarkably, Wolves have eight more shots this season than Manchester United, 78 to 70.