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Prediction: Manchester United vs Wolves

Harry Kettle in Free Soccer Predictions 21 Sep 2018

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Prediction: Draw

Best Odds: 10/3

Bookmaker: bet365

The Premier League continues to roll on, and if the rest of the season lives up to what we’ve seen in the first five matchdays, then we should be in for a great campaign. This weekend we’ll see another series of great showdowns, with one of the more notable ones being Manchester United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers. This is a fixture that has been played throughout the years ever since 1892, and with that comes a reputation: being one of the most historic head to heads in the history of the English game.

Manchester United

While the noise surrounding Jose Mourinho’s reign at Old Trafford has certainly quietened down over the course of the last few weeks, there are still some critics that believe he’s firmly positioned on the ‘chopping block’ so to speak. There’s no guarantee that he’ll remain at the club throughout the course of the season, but in terms of the team itself, they seem as if they’re starting to slowly gel as a unit – and their victory in the Champions League earlier this week will certainly serve as a big confidence booster.

Team News

Marcus Rashford is still out serving his suspension, with Nemanja Matic also being on the sidelines for the same reason. Martial and Sanchez will battle it out for a place in the starting XI, with Valencia expected to replace Dalot.

Wolves

The hype surrounding Wolverhampton Wanderers at the start of the season could’ve easily derailed them, with the pressure of being a successful newly promoted club resting heavily on their shoulders. Alas, after an uneven start they’ve been able to put together a strong run that has seen them lose just one of their opening five, although fans should be careful that they don’t overestimate what they’re capable of. United will serve as a big step up in opposition, although some would argue that they’ve already proven themselves against City.

Team News

Wolves will continue to look towards Moutinho and Neves in the middle of the park, with no fresh injury concerns to worry about.

Factors to Consider

  • The game will be played at Old Trafford.
  • Manchester United lead 48-34 in the overall head to head standings with 16 draws.
  • In their last encounter, United defeated Wolves 5-0 back in 2012.
  • Manchester United have three wins and two losses in their first five PL games.
  • Wolves have two wins, two draws and one loss in their first five PL games.

Conclusion

Manchester United are a tough nut to crack in any kind of encounter, especially at Old Trafford. With that being said it certainly feels like they’ve still got a few mistakes in their locker, and Wolverhampton Wanderers are the perfect team to exploit that. They showcased what they were able to do against Manchester City, and given the quality of football they play throughout the course of 90 minutes, it feels like a very realistic viewpoint to suggest that they could come away from this game with a point in the bag.

Prediction: Draw

Best Odds: 10/3

Bookmaker: bet365

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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