Match Betting (1x2)

Manchester United were favourites to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers on each of the three occasions that the two teams met last season. However, the Red Devils were unable to triumph against the newly-promoted team.

The teams clashed in September at Old Trafford when the game ended in a 1-1 scoreline, while Wolves then won an FA Cup clash at Molineux in March before following this up with another 2-1 victory in the Premier League.

On this basis, you might think that the odds about the home team to be rather large, especially when Unibet are trading 5/2 about Nuno Espirito Santo’s team.

Wolves won a respectable ten out of nineteen matches in front of their own fans last season, with the defence conceding a little more than one goal on average at Molineux.

As for Manchester United, there will be plenty of bets on the Red Devils to win this encounter at 13/10 with betfair, with many football fans being taken with that excellent 4-0 win over Chelsea.

It should be noted that Ole Gunnar Solskjar’s team were distinctly unimpressive during the first half of the encounter against the Blues, although the second half saw Paul Pogba produce some quality passing.

Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are undeniably quality operators with pace, although the draw could make better value at 23/10 with William Hill rather than place a bet on the visitors.

First Goalscorer

There are any number of candidates to score the opening goal at Molineux and we should probably start with a couple of the players who were on the scoresheet for Manchester United last weekend.

Marcus Rashford bagged two goals against Chelsea and one of them was from the penalty spot which indicates that the England forward is going to be given spot kick responsibilities, with the 21-year-old looking confident.

Bet365 offer 5/1 about Rashford breaking the deadlock, although it’s worth bearing in mind that he will often be playing on the left side of an attacking trident rather than a centre forward.

On that basis, Anthony Martial makes slightly more appeal at 13/2 and the new Red Devils number nine is enjoying life under Solskjaer, with bet365 offering unlimited places when it comes to each-way bets on this market.

Paul Pogba is trading at 15/2 to break the deadlock although the Frenchman’s odds make less appeal considering that he’s no longer on spot kick duties.

As for Wolves, Raul Jimenez is trading at 11/2 and we like the Mexican to find the net considering that he’s already scored four Europa League goals for the Midlands club this season.

Diogo Jota is the one with pace to burn and he’s a bigger price at 8/1, with the Wanderers forward ready to test himself against Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof.

Both Teams to Score

Both Wolves and United kept a clean sheet against Leicester and Chelsea respectively, so many punters might expect a low-scoring match on that basis although it’s worth noting that all three meetings between these teams saw both teams score.

William Hill offer 4/5 about BTTS and it’s a match where both sides will be confident of going for the win, although the presence of Harry Maguire playing in front of David de Gea clearly adds a steelier side to the United defence.

With that in mind, the 11/10 with BetVictor about “No” on the Both Teams to Score market looks fairly attractive, with a cagier encounter on the cards than we might have witnessed last term.

Solskjaer will certainly regard Wolves as a top-rate team after double defeat against them and a draw would be a positive outcome, so we might see a cautious approach.

Ultimately, United look a better team when they sit on their haunches before counter-attacking and perhaps No on this market is the way to go.

Over / Under Goals

The bookmakers have the opinion that this match could be on the low-scoring side and defences might come out on top. The Maguire factor clearly makes a big difference to Manchester United and his impact was noticeable against Chelsea, not least when proving stronger against Tammy Abraham at Old Trafford.

Bookmaker bet365 have 4/5 about Under 2.5 Goals at Molineux and Wolves might find it tougher in the match than they did last season when United didn’t have Maguire or Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the ranks.

As for the home team’s defence, Nuno has kept the faith with Connor Coady playing the central defender, with Willy Boly and Ryan Bennett either side of the scouser, with Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves adding defensive steel in the midfield.

Leandro Dendoncker can also do a job in the engine room although we shouldn’t ignore the attacking quality that both teams have, nor will United come for a point considering that Solskjaer is committed to an attacking approach.

For those expect three goals or more, then even money is available about Over 2.5 although those thinking it could be very tight could be attracted to the Under 1.5 Goals count at 5/2 which is generally available.

Correct Score

For those that expect it to be a case of history repeating, you can get 12/1 with bet365 that Wolves win by a 2-1 scoreline for the third consecutive occasion. As mentioned, this would no longer be a shock and we should remember that they also won 2-1 against Liverpool in the FA Cup last season along with Chelsea in the Premier League.

A tighter 1-0 victory for Wanderers is priced at 10/1, while Manchester United are 60/1 with BetVictor to repeat that 4-0 win from last weekend although one can’t see the home side being that porous at the back.

We quite like the 1-1 scoreline which is trading at 6/1 with bet365 and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see defences on top to the extent where this game ended 0-0 which is available at 9/1.

If you do want to back a goalless draw, we recommend you go for No Goalscorer rather than 0-0 on this market as you will get paid out if an own goal is the only goal of the game.


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