- The Sunday’s bout will mark Solskjær’s 100th game as the Man United manager
- United’s morale through the roof following the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo
- Wolves have yet to win a match this season in the Premier League
The Wolves are set to host Manchester United at the Molineux Stadium on Sunday, August 29th, in the third round of the English Premier League, which will also mark Solskjær’s 100th game as the Man United manager. Whilst Cristian Ronaldo is not expected to feature; his signing might give his new teammates a slight morale boost.
The last time these two teams met was back in June when Manchester United defied the odds and won the match 2-1 at Molineux Stadium.
Wolves vs Manchester United Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: Premier League
- Teams: Manchester United F.C. at Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.
- Where: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, Molineux Stadium
- Date: Sunday, August 29th, 2021
- Betting Odds: Wanderers +380 | Draw +245 | Manchester United -135 (at PointsBet)
Wolves Preview: Shaky Start to The Season
Wolves have lost both EPL matches so far. They have lost their season opener 0-1 against Leicester and their first home match 0-1 against Tottenham. However, they bounced back on Tuesday when they trashed a Championship team Nottingham 4-0, in the second round of the EFL Cup.
Wolves’ 0-2 record might look terrible on paper, but considering they had to face the likes of Leicester and Tottenham and lost only by a single goal, the players should not feel too disappointed with how their season has started. What’s more, a 4-0 victory should serve as an excellent morale booster as they get ready to face the Red Devils.
Wolves won’t be able to count on two of their long-term absentees, Jonny (Knee Injury) and Bueno H. (Thigh Injury), but apart from that, the team is fit and ready for Sunday’s bout.
Manchester United Preview: Ronaldo Is Back!
United have started the season with a bang, as they destroyed Leeds in the opening round 5-1. However, what followed was an underwhelming 1-1 draw against Southampton, which likely hasn’t done any favors to Man Utd’s morale, especially after a commanding win in the first round.
Manchester United haven’t played in the EFL cup like the Wolves, so they should have a slight edge in the fitness department, but considering we are in the opening stages of the season, it should not make a difference.
The visitors won’t be able to count on Scott McTominay, who underwent groin surgery, while Rashford, Telles, Henderson, and Phil Jones remain out.
United have plenty of things to be excited about heading into the 2021/22 season. The club legend Cristiano Ronaldo is back, it will be Solskjær’s 100th game in charge, and they are also on the verge of beating Arsenal’s record of staying undefeated for 27 Premier League away games.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for This Premier League Game
As mentioned, United won the last time they met with the Wolves. Back then, United were priced at 3.20 to win, but it is fair to say that their opening odds were close to 2.00, and the price drifted because it was the last match for both teams, who had nothing to play for, so that result is not the best indicator of what to expect here.
United enter the match priced as favorites, around 1.80 to win the match, while Wolves are around 4.00 to cause an upset. The spread is set at 0.75 AH, with Wolves as the favorites priced around 1.88, while United are at 2.00 to cover the spread. Over/under is set at 2.50 goals, with over priced around 1.93 and the under 1.97.
Wolves have yet to score a goal this season in the Premier League, and while a 4-0 win over Nottingham should give them some confidence, they will find it much more challenging to find the back of the net against United. I expect a close affair with United’s quality eventually leading them to a win. It won’t be pretty, but the players will want to perform and impress with Ronaldo watching the match from the sideline!
Wolves vs Manchester United Pick
- KnupSports.com Free Betting Pick: Under 2.50 Goals
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