Wolves – Man United
Monday night brings an enticing EPL duel in which Wolves will try to once again surprise Manchester United when playing at home. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side defeated the Red Devils in their home EPL match and in their home FA Cup quarter-final tie last season and Solskjaer’s side probably feels a tad scared going to the Molineux once again.
In addition to being excellent against United, Wolves were also very successful against other Big 6 sides. They managed to defeat Arsenal, Spurs, Chelsea, and Liverpool and drew with Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester United.
This will probably mean that Manchester United will go into the match with a more careful approach and will try not to concede any early goals. Last year’s surprise losses will also mean that Solskjaer’s side will sit back for longer portions of the match and will try to exploit the counter just like they did against Chelsea.
That’s why it might be a smart bet if punters back the first half to finish in a draw. Both sides will approach the match carefully and will know that the team which concedes first will find it very difficult to come back into the match as both sides tend to play counter-attacking football.
Backing the first half to finish in a draw comes with odds of 12/11 and betting enthusiasts will be foolish to miss out on those enticing odds.
Manchester United to Win Eventually
Wolves were excellent against the Big 6 last season, but they will find it hard to replicate that form once again. Teams will be wary of the threat that Espirito Santo’s side can pose and it is a well-known fact that surprise package teams find it much harder in their second season.
Manchester United is the perfect team to take advantage of Wolves’ second season syndrome and we expect the Red Devils to win the match eventually.
This means that punters should feel free to go for the quite enticing 13/10 odds for an away victory. However, if they are in a more risk-taking mood, they can also go for the half time/full-time market and back the draw/away (X/2) betting proposition at high odds of 9/2.