After last weekend’s 2-0 loss to Arsenal, Manchester now will travel to Molineux Stadium to face off with Wolverhampton for their premier league fixture this weekend. After the defeat, Manchester United will be traveling like a wounded animal ready to devour anyone standing on their way for the top 4 slots. Their Match against Wolverhampton will be played on 16th March 2019 at 19.55GMT.
At number 7, Wolverhampton has proven to be a worthy contender in the Premier League this season. It is not a team to be wished away easily. They have proven to be a strong team whether home or away. After last week’s 1-1 home draw against Chelsea and the week before, 2-0 triumph over Cardiff City, The Wolves are ready to tackle the Red Devils.
After a long run of unbeaten Premier League record since joining Manchester United in December 2018, caretaker coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tested the wrath of Arsenal. The defeat saw them fall behind Arsenal in the table standings at number 5. Therefore a win for them over Wolverhampton will come in handy if they ever dream of playing in the Champions League next season.
The Red Devils seem to be in more need for a win as opposed to Wolverhampton for a stab at Champions League. Wolverhampton is also looking for a chance for playing in Europa League next season. This is what will make the match very interesting. It should be remembered that Wolverhampton managed to hold Manchester United to a 1-1 draw in their first leg of the season meeting at Old Trafford. It is therefore important to note that the Wolves have the muscle to give the Red Devils a run for their win.
Wolverhampton vs. Manchester United Head To Head
The two teams have clashed a total of 12 times. Of the 12, Wolverhampton Wanderers has managed only 2 wins against Manchester United’s 9. Only one of their matches ended in a draw. Here is a look unto their 8 most recent meetings and how they each performed:
- Manchester United 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
- Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Manchester United
- Manchester United 3-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers
- Manchester United 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
- Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1 Manchester United
- Manchester United 3-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers,
- Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-5 Manchester United
- Manchester United 4-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Bright Enobakhare’s calf injury since 30 Nov 2018 has been a big blow for the team but they have managed to maneuver around without him.
Manchester United’s squad is full of injuries. However, sometimes this plays to their advantage as they have to employ fresh blood in the field who have managed to give them an impressive performance apart from last week’s tragic loss to Arsenal. Some of the big names nursing injuries include: Mata, Valencia, Sanchez among others.
Prediction and Odds
Wolverhampton has proven to be a strong team so far. With their energy and agility, they are going to give Manchester a hard time as they aim to impress their home fans. However, Manchester United will not be ready to take their eyes off the top 4 positions. With the tactical guardianship of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s we are inclined to put our money on the Red Devils’ win. Our best bets for the fixture are as follows:
- Manchester United to win
- Paul Pogba to score
- Under 2.5 goals on fulltime