Kick-off: 1630, 29/08/2021
TV: Sky Sports
Manchester United have had a series of tight tussles with Wolves since they came up but did manage to do the double over them last term.
The Red Devils snatched a last-gasp 1-0 win at Old Trafford over the festive period and then shaded a 2-1 verdict at Molineux on the closing day.
We like 13/5 for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to oblige by any one-goal margin again for our first Wolves vs Man Utd prediction.
A Look At Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Betting Odds
Wolves began life under new boss Bruno Lage with back-to-back 1-0 league defeats versus Leicester away and Tottenham on home turf.
Jamie Vardy’s 41st-minute header proved decisive at King Power Stadium and Dele Alli’s early penalty provided Nuno Espirito Santo with a successful return to Molineux.
There was a welcome boost via Tuesday’s 4-0 EFL Cup triumph at Nottingham Forest, with Lage commenting: “The dynamic pleased me.
“You need time to create the dynamic. That is important for the players. They must continue to believe in what we are doing. It is a process.
“We are gaining confidence with the work we are doing with this team and we are happy with the result.”
However, it has to be said that Wanderers took almost an hour to break down a young Forest side featuring seven academy products.
This could be another tight tussle for a while, so 18/5 for Draw HT/Man Utd FT catches the eye from the Wolves vs Man Utd odds.
Last Wolves EPL line-up: Jose Sa, Marcal, Coady, Semedo, Kilman, Neves, Saiss, Moutinho, Jimenez, Trincao, Traore.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
United got off to a flying start when thrashing Leeds 5-1 but failed to reach the same heights in a 1-1 draw at Southampton.
Solskjaer was annoyed by Jack Stephens’ challenge on Bruno Fernandes before Che Adams opened the scoring via a deflection off Fred.
Mason Greenwood levelled on 55 minutes and the Red Devils looked poised to kick on and claim victory, but Saints rallied late on.
“We did well to get the goal, build pressure, and we had another five or six minutes with a good spell,” Solskjaer said. “And then we lost our way a little bit.
“Maybe tiredness, sloppiness came in, but we gave their crowd stuff to cheer about because they had a few counter-attacks and some dangerous moments.”
United equalled the top-flight’s longest unbeaten away record at 27 road games without defeat, but will want more from such matches.
Big summer signing Jadon Sancho has only been used sparingly off the bench so far, but the feeling is that he should now be cut loose from the start.
A record of 50 goals in 137 games for Borussia Dortmund, as well as numerous assists, is the kind of spark the Red Devils need up front.
Let’s go with 14/5 for Sancho to score in an away win to finish off our Wolves vs Man Utd betting tips.
Last Man Utd EPL line-up: De Gea, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, Pogba, Fred, Fernandes, Matic, Martial, Greenwood.
Nottingham Forest 0-4 WOLVES – Romain Saiss, Daniel Podence, Trincao, Morgan Gibbs-White
Southampton 1-1 MAN UTD – Mason Greenwood
Head-to-head: Wolves 1-2 Man Utd, Man Utd 1-0 Wolves, Man Utd 0-0 Wolves, Man Utd 1-0 Wolves, Wolves 0-0 Man Utd, Wolves 1-1 Man Utd
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