Manchester United try to make their way into the top four after dropping two points in a 1-1 draw with Southampton. Ole Gunnar Solskjær and his squad travel to Wolverhampton to face the Wolves. Despite starting their 2021-22 Premier League campaign on a positive note, they suddenly lost their form and are trying to get back on track as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, the Wolves find themselves in a deeper rut with two losses. It’s only been two weeks since the season started, and there’s ample time for first-year manager Bruno Lage to recover. But if they want to improve on their 13th place finish last year, changes have to be made right away.
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Manchester United vs. Wolves 2021 EPL Game Info
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- When: Sunday, August 28, 2021, 11:30 PM ET
- Where: Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England
- TV: NBCSN
- Radio: BBC Radio 5 live
- Live Stream: NBCSports.com
- Soccer Odds: Manchester United (-143) / Wolverhampton Wanderers (+399) / Draw (+259)
Why is Manchester United a safe bet to win?
The Red Devils are coming off a great season, finishing second place in the Premier League and winning the 2020-21 UEFA Europa League. Although the team had a rough start into the season, we expect them to recover in no time. Their previous game entailed a 1-1 draw to Southampton. If it weren’t for Fred’s 30th-minute own goal, they might have taken the win. But the error had cost them two points, leaving United out of the top 5. Their saving grace that day was Mason Greenwood who scored a 55th-minute goal to level the scoreline.
By the end of the game, Manchester United controlled 64% of the possession. A total of 15 shots and 4 shots on target was recorded, but they struggled to find the back of the goal throughout the game. They maintained a reasonable pass accuracy at 79% and had 520 passes to keep the Saints on their toes, but to no avail. If they want to dictate the pace of the game on Sunday, they should hold a tighter backline and utilize the skill of midfielders Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes while Anthony Martial uses his speed for quick runs.
- De Gea
- Luke Shaw
- Harry Maguire
- Victor Lindelof
- Aaron Wan Bissaka
- Scott McTominay
- Paul Pogba
- Bruno Fernandes
- Jadon Sancho
- Mason Greenwood
Why is Wolverhampton a safe bet to win?
Even after finishing 13th place in the previous season, there’s plenty of good things to be said about the Wolves. Since returning to the top tier of English football in 2018-19, the team finished two straight seasons in 7th place, which was already impressive on its own. But there’s been a decline in performance last year as they struggled to maintain consistency. This time around, with Bruno Lage at the help, we look forward to a new and improved Wanderers team.
There are major takeaways from their game against Tottenham last week. Wolverhampton would have scored a point if it weren’t for an early penalty that saw Dele Alli smash the net 10 minutes in. From there on, it was the Wolves who ran the show, controlling 57% of the possession and completing over a hundred passes more than their opponents.
With more scoring opportunities to be taken, they were able to hit 25 shots with 6 shots on target. The numbers alone tell us that they dominated the game, but a reckless error cost them the game. Needless to say, the game’s underdogs are capable of creating challenges for Manchester United at the Molineux Stadium.
- Alex McCarthy
- Tino Livramento
- Jan Bednarek
- Jack Stephens
- Romain Perraud
- Ibrahima Diallo
- James Ward-Prowse
- Moussa Djenepo
- Nathan Redmond
- Adam Armstrong
- Che Adams
Manchester United vs. Wolves 2021 EPL Betting Trends
- Manchester United are 2-1-2 in their last 5 games.
- Manchester United scored 4 goals or more in 2 of their last 5 games.
- Manchester United conceded 1 goal or less in 3 of their last 5 games.
- The Wolves are 2-3-0 in their last 5 games.
- The Wolves scored 2 goals or more in 2 of their last 5 games.
- The Wolves conceded 4 goals in their last 5 games.
Manchester United vs. Wolves Betting Prediction
Two games don’t dictate how the season will pan out for the Wolves. And so far, they have proven themselves a worthy opponent and a tough team to crack after giving up just two goals in their last two games. The Wolves stand a good chance at covering the spread and even pulling off the surprise win. However, expect United to go all out and force three points in the bag at the end of a disappointing weekend. While they have the advantage on paper, we anticipate a close scoreline here.
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