Manchester Utd – Wolves Prediction & Picks (15.01.2020)


Manchester Utd – Wolves SOCCER PICKS

Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers measure forces at Old Trafford, in a second leg for this phase of the FA Cup (3rd Round Replays), after a draw by (0-0) in the first leg. The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 2 wins and 3 draws in the last 5 games. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 04-01-2020, ended with a draw for (0-0). In this match the home factor may be decisive, since Manchester United presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.

Manchester United:

After the goalless draw away in the first leg, the home team needs to win at home to achieve the qualification. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 15 goals scored and 17 suffered; against 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss in his stadium, with 32 goals scored and 12 suffered. The team arrives at this match after a home victory with Norwich City by (4-0). In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Manchester United won 7, drew 2 and lost 1. Their attack has scored regularly, as they scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 7 times and only got 1 comeback.

Manchester United comes for this match after a 4-0 victory against Norwich, returning to triumphs after three official matches without a victory: their goals were scored by Rashford (2), Martial and Mason Greenwood. We remember that this is a playoff game, as there was a goalless draw in the first game. Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should favor the maintenance of possession of the ball and organized attacks, always with the objective of taking advantage of the defensive weaknesses of the opponent to score. Striker Rashford and Daniel James stand out in this team, the first is very strong in the finalization and the second owns a great technical quality and vision of the game. Out of this match are McTominay, Paul Pogba and Lingard, due to injury.

Wolverhampton Wanderers :

The away team comes to this second leg after a goalless draw with the advantage of not having suffered goals at home in the first leg. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches it records 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with 24 goals scored and 21 suffered; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses in his stadium, with 23 goals scored and 16 suffered. In the last game he played for the Premier League, he tied for Newcastle United at home by (1‑1). In its last 10 away matches, Wolverhampton Wanderers records 3 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 8 times and only got 2 comebacks.

Wolverhampton comes to this match after a 1-0 draw against Newcastle, adding the fourth consecutive game without a victory in official matches: their only goal was scored by Dendoncker. In this playoff game against Manchester United, coach Nuno Espírito Santo should benefit a medium or low block and counterattacks, exploiting the space in the opponent’s back in the best way. The number 8 Ruben Neves is the large part responsible for creating and organizing the offensive process. Raúl Jiménez is the top scorer of Wolverhampton, with 17 goals scored. Out of this match are Diogo Jota and Willy Boly, both injured.

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