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Wolves vs. Manchester United Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

02 January 2020

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Saturday 4 January

Molineux – FA Cup

Wolves vs. Manchester United Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

The FA Cup is back for 2020, with last season’s giant killers Wolves welcoming an inconsistent Manchester United side. The Midlands club could be eyeing silverware to cap a recent revolution under Nuno Santo.

Past Meetings

Wolves have very much had the edge on Manchester United since returning to the Premier Leauge and are undefeated in four games, with two wins and two draws. The match ended 1-1 earlier this season, in a game than United dominated with goals from Anthony Martial and Ruben Neves.

Team News

Nuno Santo displayed his willingness to rotate on Boxing Day in a defeat to Liverpool, and may look to do the same again. Patrick Cutrone may be handed a start therefore over Raul Jiminez, although Wolves’ danger man Adama Traore is likely to start.

Scott McTominay’s ligament injury should see the midfielder out for the next few months, although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be able to start Paul Pogba, who has been eased back to fitness recently. Given the number of other long-term injuries, the manager has few options to rotate, but may hand starts to Jessie Lingaard and Juan Mata.

Wolves vs. Manchester United United Predictions, Preview and Predictions

Manchester United are enjoying their best form of the season, with four wins out of their last six games, but face a difficult Wolves side at the Molineaux on Saturday.

Nuno Santo’s side all but accepted their recent defeat to Liverpool by resting their star players, but will consider it a worthwhile sacrifice having kept his players fit. In beating Manchester City in the previous game, Wanderers managed to keep themselves in top four contention, and displayed how dangerous they can be when at their strongest. Whether the manager is willing to risk another tiring FA Cup run remains to be seen. They’re available at 2.45.

Wolves sit just one point behind Manchester United in the league, and although the FA Cup is a different matter is is a strong indication of how close the sides are in terms of quality at the moment. A potential decider may be how seriously the two managers take the cup, with a Champions Leauge finish the obvious priority. Neither the hosts nor the visitors have a particularly strong bench, especially with United’s slew of injuries, meaning that heavy rotation could see one side easily beaten.

The jury is out on whether a cup run is draining of confidence boosting, and with Wolves in need of squad preservation, and Man Utd in need of a morale boost, it could well be Solskjaer’s team that goes in for the win on Saturday. They’re 2.55 to get it, with the draw at 3.25.

Recommended Bets

Both teams to score at 1.6

Saturday should see a relatively open game, as Wolves will be at home, but United will be on the attack.

Wolves to qualify at 1.95

The home side are not favourites on this occasion, but can cause problems for any side in the league on their day.

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