While Cristiano Ronaldo won’t be available until after the international break, Manchester United will still fancy their chances against a struggling Wolves.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes charge of his 100th Premier League match as Manchester United manager for Sunday’s visit to Wolves.
While Cristiano Ronaldo won’t make his second debut until after the international break, United have more than enough quality to win. The Red Devils lie 10th in the Premier League on four points from a possible six. Victory at Molineux could move them back into the top-four.
Wolves, on the other hand, have the intensity and audacity to cause United problems. Bruno Lage has introduced a new offensive style of play and sealed his first win as manager on Tuesday in a 4-0 thrashing of Nottingham Forest. He now hopes to win in the Premier League for the first time.
Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.
Stats and analysis
Wolves arrive at Molineux with poor stats from their last 10 Premier League outings. The Wanderers hit the target 0.6 times on average per game, scoring 6 goals along the way. They conceded a total of 13 goals, an average of 1.3 per game, as they held on for just 2 clean sheets.
While Manchester United have been sure to supply goals on both ends of their pitch. In their last 10 Premier League fixtures, the Red Devils have scored 21 goals for an average of 2.1 goals per game. They only kept 1 clean sheet in those matches, conceding 13 goals, which is an average of 1.3 per game.
Stats and facts for Wolves and Manchester United.
Fun stats Wolves
- Wolves has lost the last 5 matches in a row;
- Wolves has lost in the last 5 of 6 matches;
- Wolves conceded in the last 10 of 12 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Wolves’s last 5 of 7 matches.
Fun stats Manchester United
- Manchester United unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row;
- Manchester United unbeaten the last 27 matches in a row when playing away;
- Manchester United scored in the last 12 of 14 matches;
- Manchester United conceded in the last 10 of 12 matches.
Form Wolves vs Manchester United
Wanderers extend loosing run.
Wolves will enter the match hoping to finally end their disappointing run of form. Crossing over from the old into the new season, Bruno Lage’s side experienced a 1-0 defeat against Leicester and went on to a 1-0 defeat against Tottenham before serving up a 4-0 win against Nottingham Forrest in their previous 3 matches.
Red Devils paddling along.
It has been up and down for Manchester United going into this match as recent results have been mixed. Crossing over from the old into the new season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side lost the Europa League final to Villarreal on penalties after drawing 1-1. They went on to a 5-1 win against Leeds before serving up a 1-1 draw with Southampton in their previous 3 matches.
Wolves v Manchester United Fixture History
When these two clubs last faced off against each other, Manchester United ended up taking all 3 points in a 1-2 victory.
Wolves enter the match against Manchester United with a 2-3-5 record in their previous 10 encounters in the Premier League. To put that otherwise, the home side claimed a 20% win ratio, with Manchester United winning 50% of the last 10 encounters.
Raul Jimenez is back after his horrific skull fracture from last season. The Mexican is yet to score but he will surely be a threat to Manchester United, along with Adama Traore and Trincao. Meanwhile, Bruno Fernandes is an obvious threat to any defense right now for the Red Devils.