Wolves vs Manchester United Betting Preview – 16/03/2019

Wolves vs Manchester United Betting Preview – 16/03/2019

Wolves vs Manchester United

Arguably the FA Cup tie of the weekend is this Saturday’s late evening kick-off between Wolves and Manchester United, with both sides having good reason to believe they can go on and win the competition should they make it through here. Wolves have an excellent record against the Premier League’s top six this season, which should stand them in good stead, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s record since succeeding Jose Mourinho speaks for itself.

Wolves were seconds away from recording another big win against a big six team last weekend, before Eden Hazard’s perfectly-place injury-time shot denied them all three points against Chelsea. But nevertheless, they look likely to finish as the “best of the rest” in seventh place, which would be a remarkable achievement for a newly-promoted team, while navigating past Liverpool, local rivals Shrewsbury, and a then massively in-form Bristol City to make it this far in the FA Cup is another sign of their strength. They’re unbeaten in their last six games at Molineux, winning five, and have beaten Liverpool and Chelsea, as well as drawing with Manchester City, already this season.

What’s especially positive for Nuno Espirito Santo is the fully fit and available squad at his disposal. Ryan Bennett has picked up a two-match ban in the Premier League, but will be available to take his place in the sturdy back three alongside Willy Boly and Conor Coady. One area they might not quite be at their strongest is the presence of designated cup keeper John Ruddy, but he’s also a dependable presence. Leander Dendoncker looks to be going from strength to strength in midfield, while Raul Jimenez is in top form up-front, with seven goals from his last ten.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suffered his first domestic defeat as Manchester United as they lost 2-0 against Arsenal at the Emirates, putting an end to the immensely impressive record of nine consecutive away wins before it, including the shock 3-1 win against French champions PSG. There’s little cause to worry though, as the performance on the day wasn’t especially poor, and were it not for an uncharacteristically shakey game from David De Gea and a questionable penalty call, they might have got something from the game.

Sergio Romero is expected to continue as their FA Cup keeper, and the Argentinian has stepped up when called upon, with just one goal conceded in this competition, with some fine saves in the wins against Arsenal and Chelsea. There’s still some issues in midfield, with Juan Mata out and Ander Herrera a doubt, while Jesse Lingard and Alexis Sanchez are also sidelined further ahead. However, Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford and now Anthony Martial are all fit and available, and each of them have been in good form under the Norwegian manager.

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