Wolverhampton v Manchester United – Football & Racing News – Star Sports

An in-form Wolverhampton Wanderers look to propel themselves to the top half of the table as they host an unpredictable Manchester United…

Wolves are 6th in the Premier League based on the last 15 games and it looks as if Gary O’Neil has done a brilliant job to iron out the issues we saw at the beginning of the season.

They now face the very real possibility of being in the top half which would be a reward for beating Manchester United tonight which takes them up to 8th or 9th depending on the margin and clear of Erik’s men.

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WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS V MANCHESTER UNITED
PREMIER LEAGUE
Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton
20.15 TNT Sports 1 / TNT Sports Ultimate

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD
(Maximum 10 matches – 10 years)
AUG 2023 PREMIER LEAGUE Man Utd 1-0 Wolves
MAY 2023 PREMIER LEAGUE Man Utd 2-0 Wolves
DEC 2022 PREMIER LEAGUE Wolves 0-1 Man Utd
JAN 2022 PREMIER LEAGUE Man Utd 0-1 Wolves
AUG 2021 PREMIER LEAGUE Wolves 0-1 Man Utd
MAY 2021 PREMIER LEAGUE Wolves 1-2 Man Utd
DEC 2020 PREMIER LEAGUE Man Utd 1-0 Wolves
FEB 2020 PREMIER LEAGUE Man Utd 0-0 Wolves
JAN 2020 FA CUP Man Utd 1-0 Wolves
JAN 2020 FA CUP Wolves 0-0 Man Utd

With just one loss in their last 10 matches in all competitions, the Wanderers’ attacking options of Matheus Cunha and Pedro Neto have certainly stepped up to the plate in the absence of the Korean star Hwang, and have a combined 7 goal contributions in the last 5 games, including a goal each in the infamous derby fixture at West Brom most recently.

Recent performances at the Molineux have been a vital reason for their success lately which reads just one loss in their last 10 matches and that was against a dazzling display from Liverpool in the second half.

Joao Gomes is absent once again thanks to a red card sustained against Brentford and Hee-Chan Hwang remains with South Korea although is yet to net a goal in the Asia Cup despite being Wolves’ top goalscorer on 10, only four behind leaders Salah and Haaland.

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Manchester United in contrast don’t have their own Hee-Chan Hwang in their forward ranks. The fact the side’s top scorer this season is Scott McTominay on 5 probably doesn’t get the coverage that it deserves and just goes to show how inept they’ve been in front of goal all season.

One time star scorer Marcus Rashford has caused Erik ten Hag yet another player dispute this season as the Englishman missed the Newport fixture on grounds of illness but was reported to be partying throughout the night in Belfast.

The Reds’ most recent outing at Rodney Parade against a Newport County 75 places below them in English football was a messy affair as a full-strength United lineup failed to prevent two goals from the Welsh side who clocked in 12 total shots (only one less than their opponents) and 1.07 Expected Goals.

Despite digging out a 4-2 win in the end thanks to Rasmus Hojlund and Bruno Fernandes, it was the 18 year-old Kobbie Mainoo who looked to be a shining star in Wales on Sunday and he could be the answer to some of Erik’s problems.

For many clubs recently it’s been a case of the winter layoff proving rewarding for their goalscoring efforts and this may be true once again for the travelling Reds who netted two goals against a well-rounded Spurs most recently in the Premier League.

The return of Lisandro Martinez and Casemiro should boost United’s defending capabilities and possession, so there’s a chance we could see some much-needed confidence being injected into Garnacho and Hojlund who seem to be struggling.

VERDICT
Manchester United have been involved with 12 goals in the first half of their last 10 matches in all competitions and usually come out of the gates fast or extremely slow. If you write off the game where Wolves received a red card in the 9th minute, they’ve scored in the first half in 7 of their last 10 goalscoring matches in all competitions. I’m backing over 1.5 first-half goals at 7/4 with starsports.bet.

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Author: Eugene Morris