Manchester United are set to host Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday and here is everything you need to know ahead of the Devils’ 35th match in the Premier League this season.
There are not too many news about Man United’s players in terms of injuries. The biggest one, however, is the fact that Marcus Rashford is a big doubt to face Wolves. He sustained a leg injury and could be out of contention for the game. Apart from him, there are the already known problems – Lisandro Martinez is out due to a foot injury, Phil Jones has knee problems and Tom Heaton with his ankle. Donny van de Beek has been for months now and Scott McTominay’s knock is also set to rule him out, too. Still, we could see Raphael Varane back in the starting lineup after his rapid recovery from a foot injury.
On the other hand, Wolves are without Sasa Kalajdzic and Chiquinho due to long-term knee injuries and have been out for a long time already. Raul Jimenez in attack is still out of Lopetegui’s plans, while Boubacar Traore should not be completely ready to start the game. Therefore, it is safe to say Wolves are in a better situation in terms of numbers of players they will miss, but the away form is something that should bother them much more.
Man United are far from good form, as they are set to host Wolves on the back of consecutive away losses. In the past week, United went to Brighton and West Ham and lost both games 1-0. Before that, the Devils defeated Aston Villa at Old Trafford 1-0, showing just how big of a lack of goals is currently troubling Erik Ten Hag and his team. The 0-0 draw against Brighton in FA Cup semifinal that resulted in a win over penalties, and a 2-2 draw at Spurs, means United technically have one win in the last five matches. That is why it is of even greater importance for United to win this one, as Liverpool are pressing them in the race for the top four finish.
Wolves, on the other hand, are safe in 13th place in the standings and cannot go too far down or up in the run-in of the campaign. Julen Lopetegui’s side is the one that has the most differing results based on where they play. In their last four games, they won all four – against Chelsea, Brentford, Palace and Aston Villa. But more importantly, Wolves have not won away from home since 11 February at Southampton, but since then have two draws and four losses, including the 6-0 against Brighton.
Considering everything, we predict Manchester United will beat Wolves 2-0. The Devils are not in great form, are not scoring many goals, but Wolves are horrible whenever they go away from their Molineux. Also, the fact Wolves have nothing in particular to fight for could make things easier for Ten Hag’s team.