Kick-off: 1945, 15/01/2020
Stadium: Old Trafford
TV: BT Sport
Manchester United and Wolves have had a series of tight tussles over the past 16 months and another is expected from Wednesday’s FA Cup replay.
The Red Devils are favourites to follow up a goalless draw at Molineux by going through, but have not beaten Wanderers in five attempts.
We think this tie could be heading for extra-time and even penalties, so 5/2 for a stalemate at the end of 90 minutes is our initial Man Utd vs Wolves prediction.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
Although finishing 0-0, the first encounter was not short of goalmouth action.
Sergio Romero saved superbly from Matt Doherty, who then had a goal ruled out after heading the ball onto his own arm, while Raul Jimenez smashed against the woodwork from a tight angle.
At the other end, Juan Mata watched a free-kick curl agonisingly wide and Marcus Rashford’s deflected shot came back off the bar.
The Red Devils have since been outplayed by neighbours City in an EFL Cup clash, but enjoyed a confidence-boosting 4-0 Premier League triumph over Norwich on Saturday.
“It was obviously a disappointing night here against City and we knew we needed to win, simple as that,” said Harry Maguire. “We needed three points and we got the job done.
“The boys set a great intensity and there is no doubt we played really well. That is the tempo we need to play and we have set our standard now.”
Both teams had scored in United’s previous four meetings with Wolves, including when these sides draw 1-1 in the league at Old Trafford last season.
Looking at the Man Utd vs Wolves odds, we like 7/2 for another score draw in normal time.
A Look At Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Betting Odds
Wolves can take heart from their fine record versus the Red Devils, posting three stalemates and a couple of 2-1 wins, including in this competition 12 months ago.
However, their current form does give slight cause for concern, being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Newcastle following away defeats at Liverpool and Watford.
Leander Dendoncker cancelled out Miguel Almiron’s early opener in the first half, but Martin Dubravka’s fine saves thwarted Jimenez and Pedro Neto.
Nuno Espirito Santo commented: “We didn’t start well and after that we managed better, we created chances, but Newcastle were organised.
“We tried to the end, but the goalkeeper was fantastic, which allowed them to stay in the game.”
There is a feeling that Wanderers are suffering from fatigue, due to their extensive Europa League exploits, and Nuno added: “It’s obvious we need some new players.”
One man who may go all out to impress here, though, is Jimenez, who has been linked with a big-money move to Old Trafford.
The 28-year-old Mexico striker has scored 11 of this season’s 17 goals on the road, so 23/10 he increases that tally here is added to our Man Utd vs Wolves betting tips.
With red-hot Marcus Rashford taken off early to recover from his brace versus Norwich, 28/5 for him and Jimenez to both score is another attractive option.
MAN UTD 4-0 Norwich – Marcus Rashford (2), Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood
WOLVES 1-1 Newcastle – Leander Dendoncker
Head-to-head: Wolves 0-0 Man Utd, Wolves 1-1 Man Utd, Wolves 2-1 Man Utd, Wolves 2-1 Man Utd, Man Utd 1-1 Wolves
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