Wolves vs Manchester United: Three things to consider ahead of Premier League tie

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United - Premier League

The final game of the second week of the Premier League sees Wolves play Manchester United at Molineux this evening, with kick off at 8pm.

Last season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's United team visited Molineux in the FA Cup and the Premier League and lost both games.

The loss to Wolves in the FA Cup started a run that saw United win just twice in their last 10 games in all competitions.

United started their season with a 4-0 win against Chelsea at Old Trafford last Sunday, but it is fair to say that the result slightly flattered the home side, and that until Anthony Martial got the second, Chelsea were very much in the game.

Wolves started their season with a 0-0 draw against Leicester, and were the early season victims of VAR.

Joao Moutinho's right-wing corner was headed goalwards by Leander Dendoncker and hit the arm of Wolves' Willy Boly at close range before Dendoncker shot the rebound past Kasper Schmeichel from eight yards out.

But, after one minute and 38 seconds and a VAR review, the goal was disallowed by on-field official Andre Marriner, and the Premier League clarifying in a tweet that any goal scored or created with the use of the hand or arm will be disallowed.

Wolves did have a better time in the Europa League qualifying third round, however, beating Pyunik 4-0 on Thursday at Molineux and 8-0 on aggregate.

In terms of team news, Nuno Espirito Santo is likely to revert to the team that drew to Leicester after making nine changes for the win over Pyunik on Thursday. Forwards Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez are among those expected to return to the starting line-up.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United - Premier League

For United, Solskjaer has stated that Alexis Sanchez is 'very close' to a return following his late start to pre-season training, but it may be too soon for him to start at Molineux.

Long term injuries to defenders Eric Bailly and Tim Fosu-Mensah will rule them out for the foreseeable future.

With the above in mind, here are three things to consider ahead of the game with GIVEMEBET!

  • Diogo Jota scored in both of Wolves' victories against United at Molineux last season, and for him to score first tonight is 7/1 with Give Me Bet!
  • United haven’t won away from home in their last 4 games. For a score draw, it’s 16/5 with Give Me Bet!
  • Wolves won 2-1 in the Premier League against United last season at Molineux, and to repeat the result tonight, it’s 11/1 with Give Me Bet!
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