The first day of Manchester United’s Premier League season could not have gone any better. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men secured a thumping 4-0 win over Chelsea to ease some of the pre-season worries that surrounded the club.
United were poor towards the back end of last season but having decided that Solskjaer is their man for the long term, the club backed their manager in the transfer window. That included bringing in a commanding, ball-playing centre-back in the shape of Harry Maguire and allowing Romelu Lukaku to leave for Inter Milan.
The commitment to pace and youth in attack in an attempt to play like Man Utd teams of old is a bold one. It paid off against a fairly open Chelsea defence last weekend but will it work against Wolves in the Monday Night Football match?
Europa League Gives Wolves the Edge
Wolves lived up to their billing last season as the best team to be promoted from the Championship. Many said that they were a Premier League quality side whilst playing in the second tier so it was little surprise to see them play so consistently well during their first campaign back in the big leagues.
Like every team tasked with juggling continental and domestic football, Wolves will have to cope with some serious fatigue in the months ahead. For now though, their Europa League qualifying campaign should be a major plus.
Wolves have been playing competitive football earlier than their Premier League opponents. They showed in the 8-0 aggregate win over Pyunik that they are fully fit and playing at a very high level already.
In contrast, Man Utd were far from the best side for the whole of the Chelsea match. They had to weather an early storm and make the most of some sloppy defending by their opponents last weekend.
Wolves will not be anywhere near as sloppy. Moreover, Nuno Espirito Santo’s men secured two wins and a draw from their three matches against Man Utd last season. The fans and players will feel confident about their chances on Monday night and we recommend backing the home side to win at 12/5 with Unibet.
Home Side Could Shut United Out
You would think that Wolves would need to score more than once in order to beat a side who scored four last time out. However, everything went to plan for the Manchester United forwards against Chelsea.
A match fit and sharp Wolves defence should be able to limit the space between their midfield and defence when they find themselves on the back foot. Solskjaer’s United have not exactly convinced as a pass and move side capable of breaking down stubborn defences so they may find it tough to score at Molineux.
By the same token, United won’t be easy to score against themselves. That suggests that we could be in for a low scoring, but fascinating match so a bet on under 2.5 goals should return nicely at 4/6 with Black Type.
Those looking for a bigger win from a low scoring affair should consider the Wolves 1-0 correct score at 9/1 with bet365
Wolves to win at 12/5 with Unibet
Under 2.5 goals at 4/6 with Black Type
Wolves 1-0 correct score at 9/1 with bet365
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