Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester United Match Analysis & Prediction
31/12/2022 3:30 pm
Manchester United will be looking to make it three Premier League victories on the bounce when they make a trip to Molineux Stadium on Saturday afternoon to take on Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Erik ten Hag’s side are currently fifth in the table, one point behind forth-placed Tottenham Hotspur with a game in hand on the capital club, while Wolves occupy 18th place on 13 points from 16 matches this season.
Wolves have got off to a strong start under head coach Julen Lopetegui, with the Spaniard overseeing victories from his two matches in charge, including the 2-0 win over Gillingham in the EFL Cup on December 20.
The Wanderers the claimed a 2-1 victory over Everton in the Premier League on Boxing Day, with Lopetegui’s side coming from behind to win at Goodison Park.
That result moved Wolves into 18th place in the standings, now just one point behind 17th placed Everton, and Lopetegui’s arrival as manager appears to have given the club an edge.
Wolves have a busy start to January, as they will take on Aston Villa in the Premier League on January 4 before facing Liverpool and Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup and EFL Cup respectively.
Meanwhile, Manchester United enter the contest off the back of a 3-0 victory over Nottingham Forest in the Premier League on Tuesday, with Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Fred getting on the scoresheet.
Ten Hag’s side were back in action on December 21 after the World Cup, claining a 2-0 victory over Burnley to progress to the EFL Cup, while they triumphed over Forest to move to within one point of fourth-placed Spurs in the table.
The Red Devils have now won nine, drawn two and lost four of their 15 league matches this season to collect 29 points, and there have been plenty of positive signs following a poor start to the campaign.
Man United have the fifth-best away record in the Premier League this season, picking up 13 points from eight matches, but they have conceded 16 times on the road during the 2022-23 campaign.
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Manchester United Head to head
These two teams have previously met on 92 occasions across all competitions, with Wolves claiming 32 victories while United have won 43, and they have drawn in 17. Man United have scored 149 goals and conceded 126 in the process.
01/02/2020Manchester United0Wolverhampton Wanderers0Premier League
29/12/2020Manchester United1Wolverhampton Wanderers0Premier League
23/05/2021Wolverhampton Wanderers1Manchester United2Premier League
29/08/2021Wolverhampton Wanderers0Manchester United1Premier League
03/01/2022Manchester United0Wolverhampton Wanderers1Premier League
Wolverhampton Wanderers Team News
Wolves will again remain without Pedro Neto, Chiquinho and Sasa Kalajdzic through injury, but Boubacar Toure and Jonny Castro could potentially be back in the squad.
Matheus Nunes and Ait-Nouri are battling to be included in the starting lineup, but Diego Costa should again keep out Raul Jimenez at centre-forward.
Wolverhampton Wanderers's Last 5 Matches
12/11/2022Wolverhampton Wanderers0Arsenal2Premier League
09/12/2022Wolverhampton Wanderers1Empoli1Club Frienslies
14/12/2022Cadiz3Wolverhampton Wanderers4Club Friendlies
20/12/2022Wolverhampton Wanderers2Gillingham0EFL Cup
26/12/2022Everton1Wolverhampton Wanderers2Premier League
Manchester United Team News
Victor Lindelof and Scott McTominay were absent for Manchester United against Forest through illness and the pair remain doubts here.
Lisandro Martinez has been back training with the team since Wednesday following his exploits at the World Cup, and he could start alongside Raphael Varane in the middles of the defence.
Manchester United's Last 5 Matches
13/11/2022Fulham1Manchester United2Premier League
07/12/2022Cadiz4Manchester United2Club Friendlies
10/12/2022Real Betis1Manchester United0Club Friendlies
21/12/2022Manchester United2Burnley0EFL Cup
27/12/2022Manchester United3Nottingham Forest0Premier League
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Manchester United: Odds and Predictions
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