Wolves vs Manchester United betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Wolves vs Manchester United prediction: Wolves 2-1 Manchester United

The side who finished sixth last season travel to face the team who ended up just one place lower.

Wolves faced Manchester United three times in the last campaign with the Midlands club winning twice and drawing the other.

Will it be another miserable trip to Molineux for Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side?

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 11: Harry Maguire of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea FC at Old Trafford on August 11, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Highlights of Manchester United 4-0 Chelsea

Highlights of Leicester City 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Highlights of Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-0 Pyunik

Wolves vs Manchester United: Who will win?

Wolves are 11/5 to make it three successive wins over Man United.

The Red Devils are 5/4 to make it two wins out of two this season.

A draw is 9/4.

Over 2.5 goals is 11/10.

Both teams to score is 4/5.

Wolves to win and both teams to score is 11/2.

Manchester United to win and both teams to score is 7/2.

Diogo Jota

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 05: Diogo Jota of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea FC at Molineux on December 5, 2018 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Raúl Jiménez will lead the line for the home side. The Mexican is 5/1 to score first and 11/5 to net anytime.

He’ll be alongside Diogo Jota. He is 11/2 to score first and 5/2 to score in 90 minutes.

Anthony Martial is Manchester United number nine once more. He is 5/1 to break the deadlock and 9/4 to make it two in two this season.

Marcus Rashford also scored last weekend. He is also 5/1 to score first and 9/4 to score anytime.

Both Jota and Raúl Jiménez to score is 17/2.

Both Rashford and Martial to score is 15/2.

Both Scott McTominay and Jesse Lingard to score is 45/1.

Wolves vs Manchester United: Match preview

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 29: Raúl Jiménez of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates a goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham United at Molineux on January 29, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

It’s already been a busy start to the season for Wolves.

Last year’s seventh place finish means they have been partaking in the UEFA Europa League qualifiers.

Their first competitive game of this season was way back on July 25 against Crusaders of Northern Ireland.

In that round, a 2-0 home win followed by a 4-1 victory in Belfast saw them ease through.

Then, in the third qualifying round, they met FC Pyunik from Armenia.

This tie could hardly have been more straight forward; they eased to a 4-0 win in Yerevan in the first leg.

Last Thursday, they then won the second leg at home by the same 4-0 scoreline to secure their biggest ever European aggregate win.

Coming up this Thursday, they’ll be in Turin to face Serie A side Torino in, what will be, a far tougher test.

But first, Nuno Espírito Santo and his team will be focussed on their first Premier League home game of the season.

All of this European involvement means that, last weekend, Wolves kicked off a top-flight campaign on a Sunday for the very first time.

They made the, relatively, short 59 mile trip across the Midlands to face Leicester City.

It was a game of few chances but, on the hour, Leander Dendoncker thought he’d scored the winning goal, pocking home from close range.

However, after video review, it was adjudged that Willy Boly had handled the ball in the build-up.

No goal and 0-0 it finished at the King Power Stadium.

Can Wolves get their first Premier League win of the season and warm up for their trip to Italy in style?

Will Manchester United make it two wins out of two?

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 11: Paul Pogba of Manchester United at full time of the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea FC at Old Trafford on August 11, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

As for the visitors, Ole Gunnar Solskjær surely could not have dreamt of a better start to the season.

His side hosted Chelsea last Sunday in a pivotal game at Old Trafford.

After just 18 minutes, the Red Devils were handed the perfect chance to take the lead when they were awarded a penalty.

Marcus Rashford stepped up and smashed in the opening goal.

Despite the fact it was 1-0 at the break, Chelsea hit the woodwork on two separate occasions so Man United were certainly living dangerously.

20 minutes into the second period, they counter-attacked and Jesse Lingard’s cross was bundled in by Anthony Martial.

2-0 Manchester United.

A matter of seconds later, 95 to be exact, Paul Pogba played in Rashford who in double quick time made it 3-0.

Before the end, debutant Dan James scored his first goal for the club to sign, seal and deliver an emphatic home win.

That was their biggest victory over Chelsea in a top-flight match since a 4-0 win in March 1965.

More recently, Manchester United amassed just seven points in their ten matches against the other members of the top six last season, the joint-fewest.

That game has rekindled the optimism around Old Trafford but, defeat in this one, and that’ll soon evaporate once more.

This will be another tough examination for Manchester United but will they pass with flying colours?

Wolves team news vs Manchester United

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – APRIL 28: Wolves fans wave flags during the Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday at Molineux on April 28, 2018 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Nuno Espírito Santo made the fewest changes to his starting XI in the Premier League last season.

However, he did make nine changes for the visit of Pyunik on Thursday night.

Nevertheless, this is likely to be the same side that started at Leicester, despite the fact they’ll be in Italy just 72 hours after.

Goalkeeper Rui Patrício, who started 37 Premier League games last season, will make it two out of two in the league this season.

Captain Conor Coady is one of just two players who kept their place for the mid-week European tie.

He has played the full 90 minutes in Wolves’ last 69 matches and there is no sign of that run coming to an end.

Jesús Vallejo, on loan from Real Madrid, made his debut against Pyunik but Willy Boly and Ryan Bennett will be back in for this one.

In midfield, João Moutinho is the other regular who started on Thursday but he did come off after 52 minutes.

Rúben Neves and Leander Dendoncker will be back in to join him in midfield.

Rúben Vinagre played very well at left wing-back and will be pushing for a more regular place very soon.

For now though, Jonny and Matt Doherty will continue to occupy those wide berths.

Up-front, it will be the usual duo.

Raúl Jiménez already has four goals to his name this season having scored a brace in Belfast and Yerevan

Diogo Jota meanwhile has been involved in seven of Wolves’ 14 goals this season.

He’s so far registered a remarkable two goals and five assists including a sublime overhead kick on Thursday.

Will this deadly duo cause Manchester United problems?

Patrick Cutrone, who joined from A.C. Milan for €18 million last month, will be back on the bench.

Wolves beat Manchester United at Molineux twice last season, on March 16 and April 2, so can they do it again?

Manchester United team news vs Wolves

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 11: Daniel James of Manchester United celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 4-0 during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea FC at Old Trafford on August 11, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

As for Manchester United, after a stellar opening day win, it’s likely to be same again.

The average age of this starting XI that faced Chelsea was 24 years and 227 days.

That was the youngest of any team in the opening round of the 2019/20 Premier League season.

At 28, goalkeeper David de Gea is now an old head at the back.

Despite the 4-0 scoreline, the Spaniard made seven saves last weekend, by far the most of any goalkeeper.

He’ll be behind a settled back four, something de Gea has not had the luxury of for a number of years.

New signings Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire were both outstanding on their debuts against Chelsea.

Maguire made five headed clearance in that game, only two players made more on the opening-day.

Midfield could be a weak area for the Red Devils this season.

Scott McTominay, who’s one and only goal for the club came at Wolves last season, will continue to be the anchor, not Nemanja Matić.

Ahead of him, Solskjær will be hoping to have an in-form Paul Pogba this season.

Since Solskjær took over in December, the French World Cup winner has been directly involved in 18 Premier League goals; the joint-most of anyone in the league.

Up front, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford will be looking to link up once more.

After his opener last Sunday, Rashford has now scored all four of the penalties he has taken in competitive matches for club and country.

Martial meanwhile, since his debut, has scored 49 goals for Manchester United which makes him their top scorer in that time frame.

Will this young, dynamic, side make it two wins out of two to kick off the season?

Predicted Wolves line-up vs Manchester United

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Manchester United.

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Manchester United.

Predicted Manchester United line-up vs Wolves

Predicted Manchester United line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Predicted Manchester United line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The latest tweets from Wolves pre Manchester United

The latest tweets from Manchester United pre Wolves

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

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Back Man United to beat Wolves to nil at 3/1!!!!