England Premier League
Sunday 23rd May 2021
Kick off at 4pm BST
Venue: Molineux Stadium
Nuno Espirito Santo has announced that he will leave the club after 4 years in charge. It may well be the correct decision as Wolves have struggled at times this season although they have also had their fair share of key injuries especially to Raul Jimenez who has missed six months of the season.
Wolves are in 12th place and here’s the thing even if they win this game they will finish in….12th place as they trail Aston Villa by seven points. But Wolves may just have some motivation to win this game. Not only may the players up their game in Santos’ last managerial game for the club but they could become the first side to beat Manchester United when the Red Devils have played away from home. Incredibly United are still undefeated on the road.
Back to Wolves and their form coming into this game isn’t good with two defeats in row, their last match ended in a 1-0 defeat away to Everton who themselves have struggled at home all season.
Manchester United have finished 2nd and they can’t be over taken. They have 71 points and the league is over for them. Three days after this game the club will play in the Europa League final which doesn’t seem like much time to prepare for their most important match of the season.
United have already shown how to give up, look at their game v Leicester when they rang the changes despite actually being in the hunt for the league title, even if it was slim. So one has to question why United will not make many changes again? Though it is possible that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may bring on some of his regulars for the fans who will be in attendance as the game goes on. The Red Devils form has dipped because they have nothing to play for and they haven’t won any games in their last three.
Wolves: Owen Otasowie could return after his knock and will be assessed. Raul Jimenez, Daniel Podence, Jonny and Pedro Neto are all out long term.
Manchester United: Fred has a knock but is being tipped to be fine for this encounter. Harry Maguire is out with his ankle injury. Anthony Martial won’t play because of his knee. Scott McTominay could return after his knock.
Wolves vs Man Utd Head to Head:
Last season this fixture ended 1-1.
The last three league fixtures have all ended in under 2.5 goals.
In the last 4 games played at Wolves, Manchester United have won just once.
Wolves vs Man Utd Prediction:
This game has a draw written all over it. Wolves really aren’t at the races now and Manchester United are not going to play their strongest side, and both could well settle for a draw. If you’re not very comfortable in backing draws as they do come with risk of course perhaps backing one result on the Asian handicap could be of benefit.
Lately these fixture have not seen many goals and that could be the same routine at the weekend. It isn’t easy to back anytime goalscorer as we would have to see the line ups. Wolves are missing their best players though and we don’t expect to see a vintage game between these two sides. United will want to keep their unbeaten away record but of course it is not the priority here and everyone associated with the club will have their minds not on this game but on the Europa League final, so approach this match with caution.
Wolves vs Man Utd Betting Tips:
Match Result: Draw at 3.50
Under 2.5 goals at 2.00
Half Time Correct Score: 0-0 or 1-0 to Manchester United at 3.25 and 5.00