Wolverhampton Wanderers are the visitors to Old Trafford on Saturday evening as they battle with Manchester United for fifth place.
The Red Devils currently hold that spot, ahead of both Tottenham Hotspur and Wolves, and one point ahead of Sheffield United. Chelsea in the final Champions League spot have a four point lead over the three teams directly below them, before they kickoff the Premier League weekend away to Leicester City.
Manchester United were the winners when these two met in the FA Cup earlier this month – winning 1-0 at home in a replay after a 0-0 draw at Molineux. That victory ended Nuno’s side’s five-game unbeaten record against the Premier League giants.
The hosts for this weekend’s game will be without top scorer Marcus Rashford, and Anthony Martial hasn’t found the back of the net too often in his absence. The French striker is being supported by the likes of Mason Greenwood and Juan Mata.
Meanwhile, Wolves have looked very promising in attack of late, which includes ended Liverpool’s long run without conceding a goal and beating Manchester City 3-2 over the past month.
Adama Traore has been attracting attention down the right wing but could face a tough challenge up against Luke Shaw, who is a good man to man marker and smart with his fouls. If the Wolves winger can get the better of the England international then I can see them winning this game. In the middle, Wolves have Raul Jimenez to feed, whilst Neto or Diogo Jota are a decent partner to the Mexican. Ruben Neves is capable of producing some magic in the middle of the park, just like when these two met back in August.
I am a big fan of Nuno’s Wolves side whilst United are too inconsistent. I expect the visitors to get a result and I can even see them winning this one.
Best bet: Lay Manchester United at 2.24 with Betfair
Value bet: Back Wolves at 3.7 with Betfair