Manchester United vs Wolverhampton
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Manchester United vs Wolverhampton | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
This is without a doubt the derby of the Saturday’s program. The Red Devils are hosting Wolverhampton on their Old Trafford, in what promises to be one very intense, but not so attractive clash, due to the tactical inclinations of the two managers. Jose Mourinho will meet his, as many pundits say, successor Nuno Espirito Santo, and see if the younger countryman is worthy of being compared to him.
After a long time, we saw a smile on the face of United’s fans. Surely, winning against Watford is a nice thing to do, but we are not quite sure that this should be satisfying for the Red Devils. This game will be a test of their strength, both physical and mental, which is why we believe that Mourinho will take it very, very seriously. On the other side, the Wolves are coming to town after they finally found their game in the previous rounds. Although they are underdogs in this one, the visitors will be motivated to prove otherwise, especially after they managed to snap one point from Man City.
According to many media and experts across England, Mourinho’s position is very shaky. Victory against Watford only bought him some time, to prove to the management that he still deserves the role of the United’s manager. What was his biggest weapon in the previous years, is major trouble this season. We are talking about the defensive line of his squad, and since the season started, they managed to keep a clean sheet in only one match, which is humiliating for his standards. Also, discipline is something problematic too, because his team receives cards. For example, just look at the last two events against Burnley and the Hornets when they one red card apiece. On the other side, the offensive line is doing their part of the job, and they netted at least twice in all but one match in the Premiership.
The writer of this text strongly believes that this team has a quality to be in the upper part of the table at the end of the season. When saying the “upper part”, I mean between the first seven places. After a slow start, and only two points from three events, the Wolves have found their chemistry, and started winning. It was something expected, because they didn’t have any luck against Everton and Leicester, and believe when we say, that they were better in both games than the respective rivals. At the moment, Wolves have three wins in a row, one in the EFL against Sheffield Utd, 0:2, and two with minimal results, at West Ham and Burnley. As you can see, they didn’t allow a single goal here, which suggests that Espirito Santo’s defensive wall is strong once again.
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United has two suspended players here, Nemanja Matic and Marcus Rashford, who are banned after being sent off in the previous matches. Phil Jones is likely to miss this one, while, Ander Herrera will probably be ready. Ivan Cavaliero is the only one who is doubtful among the Wolves.
Manchester United vs Wolverhampton | Head-to-Head
We have seen in total 98 matches between the two sides. United had 48 wins, 16 games ended with a draw, and 48 finished with Wolves’ success.
Odds and Predictions
Undoubtedly, the Red Devils are favorites with their win at 1.57. The draw is set at 3.75, while Wolves’ victory will multiply your stake six times.
Manchester United vs Wolverhampton | Top Betting Tip: Manchester United (1-0)
No doubt, this will be a tactical match, with a few nice moves, and one or two goals at most. These two Portuguese managers are very cautious and defensive-minded, which implies that you shouldn’t bet on high efficiency. United’s individual quality will prevail here, and along with the home court advantage, this should be enough for a minimal victory of more experienced Mourinho. For you who like combo bets, Man Utd wins and under 2.5 is the choice. Final prognosis, Manchester United – Wolverhampton 1:0.