The late match of the third round of the Premier League pits Molinia Stadium Wolverhampton and Manchester United, in which the hosts, no matter how difficult it may seem, will strive to score first points and first goal.
Wolverhampton parted ways with coach Santo Espirito at the end of the season, heading for London and Tottenham. He was replaced by his compatriot, 45-year-old Portuguese Bruno Lager, who at the head of the team registered two minimal losses with 0: 1 against Leicester as a guest and namely with the "Spurs" on this field. In both games, the Wolves had an advantage, and quite seriously, but ... At the same time, the team led by Espirito achieved two victories with 1: 0, the first over the champion Manchester City, losing in football components. We are writing all this to understand how important the role of the coach is and especially the tactics used. Well, in the League Cup, the "Wolves" unlocked and defeated Nottingham 4-0, will this be positive today? Five are left out of action - Moskera, Neto, Boli, Johnny and Bueno.
Manchester United kicked off at Old Trafford and scattered Leeds 5-1 with an effective game and more convincingly than it deserved, once again shining with his hat-trick Bruno Fernandes. However, then on the visit to Southampton after hitting Fred's own goal, he failed to fully organize and despite his superiority, reached only 1: 1. Today will also not be easy, the "Red Devils" face a team without an asset and a goal scored, but with great reserves and ambitions to prove themselves to their fans today. Rashford is still recovering from an injury, as are Telesch and McTominay, and the involvement of Cavani, Bailey and Jones is in question.
Let's look at the direct matches - 2018 - 2019 - 1: 1 in Manchester and 2: 1 for Wolverhampton at this stadium. In 2019 - 2020 - 1: 1 in the home of the "Wolves" and a new draw at Old Trafford - 0: 0. Last season he finally won for United - 1: 0 at home and 2: 1 away. Today with about 3/1 "Red Devils" are favorites, the tips are four - 2, goal / goal, under 2.5 goals and no goal. Honestly, they all look almost equally reasonable, but we still offer you a top math tip - a forecast of 2 and good luck to everyone!
Wolverhampton was out of luck
The new Portuguese coach of the Wolves - Bruno Lage, could not have foreseen a worse start to his career.
With two otherwise minimal losses.
But the bad thing is that the Wolves failed to score a single goal in them.
This is a little strange. Because against Tottenham and against Leicester they have created a total of 3.48 xGF ( expected goals ).
That is, enough dangerous situations for at least one goal in both matches.
Both losses were undeserved according to xG data .
Anyway, after a long treatment and fully recovered, Raul Jimenez is already on the line.
And with him in attack, along with Adama Traore and Trinkao, it is only a matter of time before they score their first goal for their club.
Manchester United concedes goals
Manchester United will certainly provide opportunities to score a goal for the Wolves strikers.
Personally, I am very curious about the following thing.
As with a total of 1.48 xGA in total for their two games against Southampton and Leeds, the Red Devils managed to concede 2 goals.
Prediction for Wolves - Man United
Wolverhampton are far more effective on counter-attacking teams than Southampton.
Even if they apply their tactics, which is the most expected, their chance to score is far greater.
The option for "Both teams to score" without hiring for the final outcome is very good.
And Manchester United will be very nervous.
And at least one card for them, even out of excessive desire to attack, is the least that can happen.
Average bet amount for this football prediction .
Top facts and statistics for the match
- The Wolves have lost 3 of their last 4 games: 1-0-3.
- The Wolves are in a 6-game winless streak against Man Yun: 0-3-3.
- Man United have lost just one of their last 9 games: 4-4-1.
- He has over 2.5 goals in 5 of his last 6 Man United games.
- He has scored in 13 of his last 14 Man United games.