Manchester United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: prediction, preview and team news

Manchester United will be determined to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to Old Trafford for Tuesday evening’s showdown.

Manchester United come into this game following a 2-2 loss to Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City on Saturday at the King Power Stadium.

Wolverhampton Wanderers, on the other hand, drew 1-1 against Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday at the Molineux Stadium.

Reason for Manchester United vs Wolverhampton predictions:

  • Both teams have scored in six of Man Utd’s last eight league games.
  • Both teams have registered in five of Wolves’ last seven league assignments.
  • Man Utd are undefeated in eight Premier League fixtures, winning six and drawing the other two.
  • Wolves have won only one of their last five Premier League matches.
  • They have won 40 points from losing positions since the start of 2018-19, the best return of any side other than Liverpool (45) and Manchester United (44).
  • Wolves have lost their last two Premier League away games, last losing three on the bounce on the road in the competition back in April 2012.
  • Wolves are yet to lose against United since returning to the Premier League in 2018.

In 16 previous encounters between the two sides, Manchester United hold the clear advantage. They have won nine games, lost three and drawn four.

They have not conceded at Old Trafford in this fixture since a 1-0 defeat in February 1980.

The two clubs last faced each other earlier this year in the English Premier League, with the game ending in a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford.

Manchester United have not lost their final league game in any of the last eight calendar years (W5 D3), since a 2-3 home loss against Blackburn in 2011. On the other hand, Wolves lost their final Premier League game of 2019 (0-1 vs Liverpool), they have not lost their last league game in consecutive calendar years since 1984 and 1985.

United could concede two goals in four successive matches for only the second time in Premier League history. Bruno Fernandes has been directly involved in 31 goals in 28 Premier League appearances, scoring 18 and setting up 13.

Edinson Cavani has scored three goals and assisted twice in the Premier League, all as a substitute. He is one of only six players to see their first five Premier League goal involvements come as a sub, while only three players have had their first six goals/assists as a sub: Lomana Lua Lua, Theo Walcott and Erik Nevland.

United and Wolves met four times across all competitions last season – with three of those ties ending in draws – and the Red Devils have only managed to win one of their last seven games with Wolves in the Premier League and FA Cup.

Manchester United, despite the criticism, are in a good position in the league table. A win in this game would see them jump to second, two points behind league leaders Liverpool.

The likes of Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford have been key players, while veteran striker Edinson Cavani has been in good form when called upon.

Wolverhampton Wanderers, on the other hand, are missing Raul Jimenez.

The Mexico international’s absence has shown a bluntness in attack, with youngster Fabio Silva still learning the ropes. Pedro Neto has impressed, while Daniel Podence and Adama Traore could prove to be crucial if they are to get a result.

Manchester United have managed to win games due to the brilliance of Bruno Fernandes and the Portuguese star could prove to be the difference maker in this encounter. We expect Manchester United to narrowly win this game.

Our Prediction: Manchester United to win @ 1.63

Source: BetInAsia Black

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