Monday 14th August 2023 Premier League

Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers 21:00 (CEST)

  • Met 98 times in the league before, Man Utd 47, Draws 17, Wolves 34
  • Last season’s repeat fixture ended Man Utd 2-0 Wolves
  • Man Utd too 6 points off Wolves last season
  • Man Utd have won 3 of the last 6 head-to-heads 1-0
  • Man Utd have won 5 of the last 6 head-to-heads
  • Man Utd have lost just 1 of their last 10 vs Wolves (all comps)
  • 4 of the last 13 head-to-heads ended in DRAWS
  • Man Utd have won 6 of their 9 previous home Premier League games vs Wolves
  • 9 of the last 10 head-to-heads (all comps) went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
  • Both teams DIDN’T score in 8 of the last 9 head-to-heads
  • Man Utd have scored in 19 of their last 22 vs Wolves

Last season Manchester United finished off the season well and despite still being third and 14 points off their rivals Man City, you feel there are signs that the Red Devils are back on an upward curve.

This season under shrewd boss Erik ten Hag will be a big one for United fans and many are hopeful they can challenge for the title at around 10/1.

First up for United is a winnable looking home clash against Wolves, who have already lost a manager and a ball hasn’t even been kicked yet.

Julen Lopetegui waved goodbye to Wanderers on Wednesday and has been replaced by former Bournemouth boss Gary O’Neill – which is not ideal preparation for a new season.

Wolves were also the lowest-scoring side in the Premier League last season and have lost one of their main players in Jimenez over the summer.

The match betting here suggests an easy win for United at 1/3, with the draw 9/2 and Wolves at 8/1.

This repeat fixture last season was also a comfortable 2-0 win for United and the Manchester side have also lost just 1 of their last 10 vs Wolves in all competitions.

It’s also worth noting that 3 of the last 6 head-to-heads ended 1-0 – so this might appeal at 15/2.

This clash is generally a low-scoring one too – with 90% of the last 10 going Under 2.5 Goals, while both teams DIDN’T score in 8 of the last 9.

You can back 2 or less goals in the game at 13/10 or both teams NOT to score at 4/5.

Into the scoring markets and United’s Marcus Rashford is their shortest-priced player at 21/20 anytime or 10/3 first, or maybe new signing from Chelsea Mason Mount might appeal at 8/1 first of 11/4 anytime.

Overall, it’s a game that Man Utd will fully fancy their chances and it might be a rocky start for Wolves under their new man Gary O’Neill, with Brighton at home next up for Wanderers.

However, United are a bit short at 1/3 in the win market, so we’ll take a chance on Under 2.5 looking a bit of value at 13/10.