Wolverhampton vs Manchester United – Match Preview & Prediction

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Manchester United started their 2019/20 season with a huge 4-0 win over Chelsea at Old Trafford. And this Monday, The Red Devils will play their first away match of the campaign. It won’t be against an easy opponent, though. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men will take on Wolverhampton, a side United couldn’t defeat in three H2H meetings during the 2018-19 season. Kick-off for this match at Molineux is slated for Monday at 20:00 hrs BST.

Team News

Manchester United won’t have Eric Bailly, as the Ivorian centre-back is not expected to return until 2020 due to a knee injury. Timothy Fosu-Mensah is out injured as well. However, new signings Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire and Daniel James are all available to feature following their debuts last week against Chelsea. Alexis Sanchez might not feature in this match since he is reportedly close to reach an agreement to join Inter Milan.

As for Wolves, the Molineux side do not have any injuries ahead of Monday’s match. In fact, manager Nuno Espirito Santo rotated the side in the UEFA Europa League this past Thursday so there’s a big chance the Wolves will potentially field their Best XI in this one.

Form guide

Manchester United ended their preseason tour undefeated, and debuted with a strong 4-0 win at Old Trafford against Chelsea in their 2019/20 Premier League debut. As for the Wolves, they started the 2019/20 campaign with a scoreless draw at Leicester City last week. They have also played four UEFA Europa League qualifying matches, netting 14 goals and conceding just once in the process.

What is our recent record against Chelsea?

United and Wolves have met over 100 times in all competitions. However, the recent results have not been kind for The Red Devils. The five-game H2H record between both clubs reads two wins for each side and one draw, but the Wolves were undefeated in all three head-to-head meetings last season (W2, D1).

The most recent match between these two sides at Molineux was in April 2nd, 2019. The Wolves won that game 2-1 thanks to a goal from Diogo Jota and an own-goal from Chris Smalling. Scott McTominay netted for The Red Devils.

Predicted outcome

Manchester United will aim to kick-off their away campaign on a strong note. Even though they should be motivated following their huge win over Chelsea, it’s also worth noting that the Wolves have started their campaign on a good run of form. The hosts are undefeated in their first competitive matches in 2019/20. Considering the strong form from both clubs here, this match could easily end in a draw here.

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