Wolves vs Manchester United: Match Preview and Odds
The second round of Premier League fixtures comes to a close on Monday as Wolverhampton Wanderers host Manchester United at Molineux. Visitors, Manchester United, kicked off their Premier League campaign with a confident 4-0 win over Chelsea at Old Trafford but will need to be at their best to justify favouritism with the bookies in front of the Sky Sports cameras. Here at freebet.com we preview the highly-anticipated game, providing betting odds courtesy of betting partner, Betfair.
Monday’s hosts, Wolves, will go into the game full of confidence having gone thirteen home games without defeat in all competitions. That impressive run at Molineux, stretching back to January, includes two wins against Manchester United. Wolves were shock winners when the two sides met in the FA Cup back in March before taking all three points from their Premier League meeting less than three weeks later.
Match winner Jota
Diogo Jota fired the winner in both of those games last season and will be confident of piling yet more misery on the Red Devils. Betfair have boosted the odds for Wolves to win and Jota to score at any time from 9/2 to 6/1.
Incredibly, Wolves have not won any of their previous five Monday night Premier League games. If they claim all three points against United, they will win a third consecutive home league game in the top flight for the first time since 1980.
One of Wolves’ star performers last season was Portuguese international midfielder, Ruben Neves. The 22-year old attempted more shots from outside the box in the Premier League last season than any other player. You can now back Neves to score from outside the box against Manchester United at 25/1 with Betfair, boosted from 18/1,
New look United
The Manchester United set to arrive in the West Midlands on Monday evening looks a very different proposition to the side that lost back-to-back games at Molineux last season. Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire arrived in the summer to shore up the United defence and looked right at home against Chelsea last weekend. Maguire was particularly impressive, adding an increased aerial threat in both defence and attack. Maguire is a hugely generous 14/1 to score a header at Molineux on Monday.
Manchester United’s new-look attack looked extremely potent against Chelsea with both Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial amongst the goals at Old Trafford. The lightning-quick counter-attacking play of Rashford and Martial is potentially better suited to away games, games where the opposition are urged by the crowd to play on the front foot. If you fancy United to catch Wolves on the break then you should back one or both forwards in the goal scoring markets. Rashford is the 11/2 favourite to open the scoring whilst Martial is slightly longer at 6/1. Alternatively, you can back the duo to score at any time at 2/1 and 11/5 respectively.
If you’re expecting a high-scoring game at Molineux then you may be tempted into backing Jota, Rashford and Martial to all score at a massive 25/1.
Wolverhampton Wanderers - 2/1
Draw - 23/10
Manchester United - 6/4