Wolves v Man Utd Tips & Betting Preview
Can United claim retribution for their FA Cup exit?
Wolves v Man Utd
It’s the second time in the space of a couple of weeks that Manchester United head to Molineux, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be desperate for revenge after Wolves emphatically dumped his side out of the FA Cup.
The fact that Wolves have beaten more sides in the top six than bottom three this season makes this a bit of a punter’s minefield, as they have every chance of beating United once again, and look undervalued at $4.
Then again, Wolves are capable of losing twice to Huddersfield, so it’s a tough one to predict.
The FA Cup factor is also worth considering. Wolves have little left to play for in the Premier League, but an FA Cup semi-final on Monday may tempt Nuno to rest a few key men; I think he will go strong, but it’s not something to be overlooked.
With Manchester United presenting little value at evens and Wolves unpredictable, I’m going into under 2.5 goals instead of focusing on a result.
Just 32% of Wolves’ games this season have seen over 2.5 goals, and over half of their matches against the top six have seen just two goals or fewer – including the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford back in September.
Continuing on this theme, my next tip is for the score to be 0-0 at half-time.
Wolves have gone into the break goalless 12 times this season (39% of their matches), and have the best defensive record outside the top six (as well as a better one than United).
United matches have seen a little more goalmouth action early on, but I expect this one to be played on Wolves’ terms due to their home advantage.
I mentioned Nuno might make a few changes, but one man who will definitely feature is Raul Jimenez.
The Mexican has appeared in every single one of Wolves’ league games this season – coming off the bench just twice – and is very much the trusted man up top.
At a very generous $3.60, I’m backing him to score at any time.
Two goals apiece against Chelsea and Spurs – as well as the opener against United in the FA Cup – suggests he has no qualms about smashing them in against the big boys, and he’ll likely be Wolves’ key man on Tuesday.