Red Devils failed to impress in their last league fixture. Manchester United lost to Burnley 2-0 at their Old Trafford, but they did well to crush Tranmere Rovers 6-0 in the FA Cup without Marcus Rashford in the starting XI. Rashford remains in the recovery room, and, in his absence, all eyes will be on Anthony Martial, who has netted ten goals in all competitions so far this season.
The Wolves, on the other hand, produced an excellent display against Liverpool, but they were unfortunate not to grab something from the clash against the league leaders. Anyhow, Wolverhampton have been providing excellent showings of late, and we predict that they are going to make life difficult for the United at Old Trafford.
Manchester United should aim to be quick out the blocks, as they are yet to lose a league game this season when scoring first (W8, D4). Notably, though, four of their last six league goals conceded have come during the first half of play.
With six of Man United’s last eight Premier League (PL) contests featuring under 2.5 goals, action in the final third may be a commodity. Additionally, each of the last three H2H encounters contained under 2.5 goals, two of which were draws.
Wolverhampton Wanderers travel with the worst first-half PL record (W4, D6, L14). On the other hand, they are one of the best in the second half of matches (W11, D12, L1), while avoiding defeat in 11 of 17 league games when conceding first (W3, D8, L6).
The visitors have seen five of their last six PL away contests include over 2.5 goals, suggesting that this could be end-to-end. Those claims are enhanced somewhat, considering that no team has seen more games (19) with both sides scoring than Wolves (79.17%).
Also notable is the fact that only two clubs have fewer than Wolves’ paltry tally of four PL clean sheets. Furthermore, five of Wolves’ last six PL wins saw both teams score.
Stat Attack and Players to Watch
Manchester United: Man United have only lost one of the 21 PL home games in which Anthony Martial has scored (17 wins, three draws).
Wolves: Wolves striker Raul Jiménez has a total of six goals across the last six PL victories for his club, including four in the final 15 minutes of play.
Seven of Man United’s nine PL wins have contained at least three goals.
However, all of their last three PL home-wins in that category each saw one half produce just one goal. On the other hand, Wolves have drawn 50% of their PL away matches entered as a betting outsider in this campaign.