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These two sides have had seven clashes in all competitions since the visitors were promoted, as they’ve played out three FA Cup games to go with their league encounters.
However, this fixture has typically failed to ignite and five of the meetings featured fewer than three goals, while the exceptions didn’t exceed three strikes.
Each of the four meetings last term saw under 2.5 goals land, with just three goals in total across them as all but one ended in a stalemate.
Wolves had a tendency to draw games last term after being involved midweek in the Europa League. This time around they’re not involved in European competition, though they remain a low-scoring team, especially following Raul Jimenez’s fractured skull and the sale of Diogo Jota to Liverpool.
They’re not without a threat as Pedro Neto in particular has impressed, but prior to Monday’s games only Burnley, Sheffield Utd and Arsenal’s matches have seen fewer goals per game as Wolves haven’t been the best for entertainment.
United are at the other end of that scale, with only Liverpool’s matches higher-scoring, as both teams have scored at least twice in four of their last six league outings, including each of the past three.
The Red Devils have won six of eight unbeaten games now, scoring at least three times in all but one of those victories.
United may have only won two of their past nine at Old Trafford, but the last three have seen them take victories over West Brom and Leeds, while holding City to a goalless stalemate in the Manchester derby.
The 6-2 thrashing of Marcelo Bielsa’s men was particularly encouraging, though strangely that was the first time in their last five at home that saw more than a single goal.
Both Teams To Score
Momentum should help Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side take the win, even if they’re unappetizing at the prices.
Wolves have endured a tough time away from Molineux where they’ve won just three times since July, against Sheffield Utd, Leeds and an out-of-form Arsenal, losing six of the 10 trips over this period.
They failed to score in all but one of those defeats, notching a late consolation effort at Burnley, as the Blades, Chelsea, West Ham and Liverpool also recorded victories over them.
Despite the lack of goals, Nuno Espirito Santo would be disappointed if his side couldn’t register here.
Both teams have scored in each of their last three outings, hosting Chelsea and Tottenham and travelling to Burnley, while United have just three clean sheets in 14 appearances since September, and just one from the past six.
Wolves +1 Asian Handicap
Although United will fancy their chances of edging this one, Wolves are always a tough nut to crack and in 12 appearances since October, Liverpool are the only side to beat them by more than a single goal.
Having been competitive in the head to heads and taken four points of Chelsea and Tottenham recently, albeit at Molineux, they get our vote to keep this encounter close.