Betting tips & odds comparison 15.01.2020 Manchester United FC - Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
Betting Tip for matchday 3 of the 2019/2020 FA Cup between Manchester United FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. The game will be played at Old Trafford (Manchester, England) on 15.01.2020 at 20:45.
Manchester United – Wolverhampton
After a goalless draw at the Molineux Stadium, Manchester United welcome Wolves to Old Trafford in a third-round replay in the FA Cup. Both sides will be looking to give themselves a shot at a trophy this season, in what is a winnable competition. The pressure should be on Manchester United, seeing as they are the bigger club and will want to colour their season with silverware. The match takes place on Wednesday and kickoff is at 9:45 UK time.
The Red Devils have flattered to deceive this season. The team manages to sandwich a very good result amid a bad run. Simply put, the team is largely inconsistent, and it’s never certain which Manchester United team will turn up. They warmed up for the visit of Nuno Esposito’s team with a 4-nil win over the bottom of the league team, Norwich. Before that win, the team had not won in three matches, with two defeats against Arsenal and Manchester United included in that run.
While their overall run in all competitions has been iffy of late, the Manchester-based club have recently been fairly consistent and impressive at home, bar that embarrassing 3-1 loss to their ‘noisy neighbour’. United have won five of the last seven games at home. They’ve also found their shooting boots at home, scoring at least two goals in six of their last eight games at home. In the context of the FA Cup too, United have been impressive at home, winning their last six home fixtures in the competition and scoring at least two goals in each win.
One negative for United going into this match is the injury to key players, especially Marcus Rashford who was subbed off in the victory over Norwich. The England striker has now scored nineteen goals in all competitions, after the two he scored against the Canaries.
Nuno Esposito’s team has proved a thorn in the side of big teams over the last couple of seasons; they are well-drilled, defend well, are physical and also pose an attacking threat; they are one of the sides closer to breaking the Premier League top six hegemony. The visitors are currently only three points behind Manchester United, in fifth on the EPL table. However, the team is in somewhat of a bad run; they are yet to register a win in four games across all competitions.
Wolves come into this match off the back of a 1-1 draw against Newcastle at the Molineux Stadium. Away from home, the team’s performance doesn’t look good at all: currently on a run of two wins from nine matches in all competitions does not augur well for their confidence. In the context of the FA Cup, the team’s away performance is equally poor, only enjoying three wins in their last twelve away matches in the competition. Overall though, the team has not lost a 90-minutes FA Cup match in seven games. The team was also a semi-finalist last season, losing 3-2 to Watford after extra time, despite leading the match 2-0 after 78 minutes.
Possible Line Ups
In the reverse fixture, both teams rotated their teams a fair bit and that should also be expected especially from Manchester United who have a long injury list and a visit to Anfield on the horizon.
Possible Line Ups
|Injured: McTominay, Rashford, Pogba, Lingard, Shaw, Bailly (doubtful) and Bolly, Jota, Jordao|
Manchester United versus Wolves Betting Tips and Prediction
Manchester United haven’t lost any of their last seven games against Wolves at Old Trafford. However, Solskjaer’s men have lost or drawn three of their last five matches. Wolves, on the other hand, are undefeated against Manchester United in five matches. All this points to an even affair with one or two moments of magic separating the two teams, if any.
In terms of goals, three out of the last five matches involving United have produced less than 2.5 goals; the same statistics also apply to Nuno Esposito’s team. Betway offers you the following odds: Under 2.5 goals – 1.75. Take a look at our Betway review here. For information about the Betway app click here. If you’re perhaps very averse to risk, it is important to note that United’s last five matches have produced less than 4.5 goals while four of Wolves’ last five matches have produced a similar outcome. You can view more betting tips and predictions here.