Monday 19 August : 8pm KO
Live on Sky Sports
Wolverhampton Wanderers continued their busy start to the new season with a win over Pyunik in the Europa League. They kept another clean sheet in that game, their third in a row. That includes their opening Premier League goalless draw at Leicester City. Keeping a clean sheet against Manchester United may not be such an easy task after their 4-0 win over Chelsea.
It’s a busy time for Wolverhampton Wanderers thanks to the Europa League. It’s not even the end of August yet but they have already played four Europa League ties. They have taken on Crusaders and Pyunik and won all four of those matches.
Now only Torino stand between them and the Europa League group stages. That tie against the Serie A side isnt just going to be a lot more difficult, the first leg is played three days after this match. Overall they have five matches in 13 days, can their squad cope with all these games?
Their first Premier League game of the season saw them draw 0-0 at Leicester. They have Burnley at home and Everton away after this match against United. They will want to at least make a steady start to the season and hope to improve once the fixture congestion eases. It’s 23/10 (3.3) at Betfair on Wolves winning this game.
Home form last season saw them get some impressive results against top sides. If you read our Premier League previews, you will read how Wolves infuriated their fans last season. Some memorable wins and then two defeats by Huddersfield Town!
Manchester United were one of the teams that lost a league game at Molineux last season. They have had a busy time in the summer transfer window, probably not as busy as they wished. Their new recruits did well in their opening league game against Chelsea.
James scored on his league debut and the arrival of Maguire and Wan-Bissaka looks like solving their defensive woes. Amazing what spending well over £100m on new defenders can achieve. Will that help them win this game? United can be backed at 6/4 (2.5) at Betway to get a first away league win of the season.
Two goals from Marcus Rashford was another welcome bonus. All that money spent on players and it’s one that cost nothing who is scoring for them. A wager at BetVictor will see you receive 9/4 (3.25) on Rashford scoring at Molineux on Monday.
United’s away form wasn’t all that great last season. Yes, they won nine games on the road but seven Premier League games were lost. Both Manchester City and Liverpool earned 14 points more on their travels than United. If they want Champions League football next season, that has to be improved. United are 11/10 (2.1) at SkyBet to finish in the top four this season.
Wolves are unbeaten in their last three games against Manchester United. They beat them at home in both the Premier League and FA Cup and drew at Old Trafford. Six of the last eight games played between these two clubs have had over 2.5 goals scored in them. The odds of that happening in this match are
Wolves will recall the players rested for the second leg of their Europa League tie on Thursday. Manchester United have no fresh injury worries.
Jota on Target Again?
Diogo Jota loves playing against Manchester United. He’s scored in his last two games against them. Jota is in form and scored against Pyunik on Thursday and a cracker of a goal too. Ladbrokes have him at 23/10 (3.3) to score anytime in this match.
Two of the last three games against United has seen Ruben Neves receive a booking. Neves is 13/5 (3.6) at Bet365 to be booked in this match.
Wolves had a great deal of success against Manchester United last season. This is going to be a fascinating Monday night viewing and a lot of the focus will be on United. Can they carry on the good work they showed against Chelsea or will they again be inconsistent on the road? There are odds of 11/5 (3.2) at Coral on United winning in a game with over 1.5 goals scored in it.