Manchester United vs Wolves betting tips: FA Cup Third Round Replay match preview & predictions

Man United vs Wolves prediction: Man United 1-1 Wolves

After a bore 0-0 draw at Molineux, these two must go again in an unwanted replay.

Having done so in the quarter-finals last season, Wolves are looking to knock Manchester United out of the FA Cup in successive campaigns.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær can not afford to let that happen as he fights for silverware and to keep his job.

The winners of this one will face a trip to either Tranmere Rovers or Watford in the fourth round.

Who’s FA Cup dreams will stay alive after this clash at Old Trafford?

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Manchester United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: Who will win?

Hosts Manchester United are actually odds on favourites to win this match at 10/11.

Wolverhampton Wanderers meanwhile are 14/5 to win at Old Trafford for the first time since February 1980.

A draw, which will force extra time, is 12/5.

Either team to win in extra time is 11/2.

A penalty shootout is 6/1.

Under 2.5 goals is 5/6.

Both teams to score though is 8/11.

The Red Devils are 4/9 to make round four; Wolves are 13/8 to progress.

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford scores his side’s second goal of the game with a free kick during the Carabao Cup, Fourth Round match at Stamford Bridge, London. (Photo by John Walton/PA Images via Getty Images)

Marcus Rashford is Manchester United’s top scorer this season. He is 11/4 to break the deadlock and evens to add to his tally.

Mason Greenwood meanwhile has been in fine form too. Greenwood is 16/5 to score first and 5/4 to net anytime.

Raúl Jiménez has scored 17 goals this season for Wolves. The Mexican is 11/2 to open the scoring and 23/10 to score yet again.

Adama Traoré will also be a threat. He is 9/1 to score first and 7/2 to score anytime.

Both Greenwood and Rashford to score is 7/2.

Both Anthony Martial and Rashford to score is also 7/2.

Both Traoré and Jiménez to score is 16/1.

Both Pedro Neto and Traoré to score is 25/1.

Manchester United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: Match preview

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 19: Diogo Jota of Wolverhampton Wanderers runs with the ball past Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United at Molineux on August 19, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

After a very difficult start to 2020, can Manchester United build some momentum?

To begin the year, the Red Devils were meekly beaten at Arsenal, held by Wolves and then demolished by Manchester City in the Carabao Cup.

However, on Saturday, they finally got their first win of the new decade at the fourth attempt.

A brace from Marcus Rashford as well as goals from Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood saw them easily beat Norwich 4-0 at Old Trafford.

That means they remain fifth in the Premier League, five points behind Chelsea.

Aside from Champions League qualification, Ole Gunnar Solskjær will, of course, be targeting silverware.

3-1 down from the first leg and travelling to the Etihad, the League Cup looks a long shot.

Man United, like their visitors, are in the Europa League knockout stages.

They’ll face Club Brugge in the round of 32 and that competition could provide them with a back door entry into Europe’s premier competition.

Despite all of this,  Solskjær won’t want to discard the FA Cup.

They were underwhelming to say the least in the draw in the first tie but, are still in the competition.

Man United have not won any of their five meetings with Wolves since the Midlands based side returned to the Premier League in 2018.

Will they end that run and progress through to round four?

Will Wolves cause an upset at Old Trafford?

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 27: Adama Traoré of Wolverhampton Wanderers runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City at Molineux on December 27, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

As for Wolves, the story of their season so far has been the sheer number of games that they’ve faced and now they have yet another.

In the Premier League, they were held to a 1-1 draw by Newcastle on Saturday despite a well-worked goal by Leander Dendoncker.

That means, as they’ve only won two of their last seven, they are seventh, three points behind their hosts.

Like Manchester United, Nuno Espírito Santo’s side are in the Europa League knockout stages.

However, they started in the second qualifying round so have already faced Crusaders, Pyunik, Torino, Braga, Beşiktaş and ŠK Slovan Bratislava home and away to get to the round of 32.

There, they will take on La Liga’s bottom club Espanyol and, as this is their first European campaign since 1971, that competition is their main focus.

So, as this is their 38th game of the season already, will it be a priority?

Wolves were the better side in the first game and, no matter the circumstances, a trip to Old Trafford is always a big occasion.

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Manchester United team news vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 04: Ashley Young of Manchester United during the FA Cup Third Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United at Molineux on January 4, 2020 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

Despite the fact this is Manchester United’s 14th fixture since 1 December, Ole Gunnar Solskjær will name a strong side as they can’t really afford to lose.

There will be a change in goal though.

David de Gea kept a rare clean sheet on Saturday but cup keeper Sergio Romero will return for this one.

The Argentinian international has let in only 24 goals in 52 appearances for the club.

In defence, Aaron Wan-Bissaka will be rested with Diogo Dalot coming in at right-back for his first start since 6 October.

Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelöf and Brandon Williams will all keep their places from the weekend with Luke Shaw and Phil Jones left out.

Club captain Ashley Young is also unlikely to feature as he’s been heavily linked with a move to Inter.

Axel Tuanzebe is injured.

As are midfielders Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay.

So, Nemanja Matić, who’s suddenly back in the fold, will continue alongside Fred.

Juan Mata, who was excellent on Saturday, will also keep his place.

Andreas Pereira will move to the bench, allowing Mason Greenwood to come back into the XI.

The teenager scored his tenth goal of the season off the bench at the weekend.

He’ll join Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford in attack.

The latter has scored 18 goals in all competitions this season; only Raheem Sterling has more among Premier League players.

Rashford was withdrawn on 58 minutes after scoring two against Norwich. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted at a rest for Rashford, but in what is a tough tie, the England striker could still be involved.

Dan James, Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong will be options off the bench.

Will Manchester United overcome Wolves?

Wolverhampton Wanderers team news vs Manchester United

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 04: Raúl Jiménez of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the FA Cup Third Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United at Molineux on January 4, 2020 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

As for Wolves, Nuno Espírito Santo is expected to rotate a bit, just as he did in the reverse fixture 11 days ago.

Just like in the tie at Molineux, John Ruddy will get a very rare start with Rui Patrício rested in goal.

At the back, they’re still without defensive stalwart Willy Boly.

Captain Conor Coady, as always will start; he’s played 11,625 minutes for Wolves since the start of the 2017/18 season, missing only six games in that time.

He’ll be joined in defence by Ryan Bennett and Max Kilman with Leander Dendoncker and Romain Saïss rested.

At wing-back, Jonny will be rested with Rúben Vinagre coming in.

Matt Doherty is likely to start despite the presence of Oskar Buur on the right.

In the centre, Portuguese duo João Moutinho and Rúben Neves will be looking to run the show, as always.

Neither ever seem to need a rest.

Further forward, they have a plethora of options, despite the fact Diogo Jota could miss out with a knock.

Pedro Neto and Adama Traoré started on Saturday but Morgan Gibbs-White is back from injury and could get a chance at the expense of the latter.

Up top, Patrick Cutrone’s short stint at the club is over after he joined Fiorentina on Saturday.

Young Benny Ashley-Seal got the nod in the reverse fixture but top-scorer Raúl Jiménez could return for this one.

Each of Wolves’ last 50 Premier League goals have been scored by non-English players.

This is only the sixth time this has happened.

Can someone in Old Gold make themselves a hero at Old Trafford?

Predicted Manchester United line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Predicted Manchester United line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Predicted Manchester United line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Manchester United

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Manchester United

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Manchester United.

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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