Monday 19th August 2019
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United 20:00
- Last season’s repeat fixture ended, Wolves 2-1 Man Utd
- Also met in the FA Cup last season, Wolves 2-1 Man Utd
- Wolves took 4 points off Man Utd last season
- 7 of the last 8 head-to-heads (all comps) went OVER 2.5 GOALS
- Both teams scored in 7 of the last 8 head-to-heads (all comps)
- Man Utd have scored in their last 12 games vs Wolves
- Last head-to-head saw a RED CARD (Man Utd)
- Jota (Wolves) has scored in the last two head-to-heads (all comps)
We end ‘Week Two’ in the Premier League with a decent Monday night offering as Manchester United travel to Wolves.
United will be full of confidence after their opening weekend 4-10 win against Chelsea, while Wolves made an okay start with a 0-0 away draw at Leicester.
The sides actually met three times last season as they also faced-off in the FA Cup and with Wolves unbeaten in those three games they will head into the clash with some belief.
Both homes games for Wolves against United ended 2-1, so this score at 13.00 is worth having on your radar, but many will argue that Solskjaer has re-vamped the United side over the summer with some decent signings and must surely have a better season that last term.
The match betting sees United as favourites, despite being the away side, at 2.15, with the draw at 3.40 and Wolves on offer at 3.30.
With 7 of the last 8 clashes going OVER 2.5 GOALS, then the game having 3+ goals in at 2.10 makes some appeal too, while both teams have scored in 7 of the last 8 clashes too – a repeat of this can be backed at 1.80.
In fact, despite having not beaten Wolves last season, it’s worth noting that United have scored in ALL of their last 12 against them, so this further backs up the ‘both teams to score’ option.
Wolves’ Jota netted twice last season when playing United, so the 9.00 (1st) and 3.75 (anytime) might appeal here.
We also saw a RED CARD (United) in the last head-to-head so there might be some carry-over from that – a red card (any side) in the game can be backed at 5.00.
So, in a game that has historically produced goals then the Over 2.5 Goals and the Both Teams to Score options both appeal. It’s hard to put you off either, but for the sake of sticking our necks out we’d prefer to stick with OVER 2.5 GOALS at the better value 2.10, especially after United’s defence looks a lot stringer this season and they banged in 4 goals against Chelsea last weekend.
BEST BET: OVER 2.5 GOALS