English Premier League – Round 37
Manchester United v/s Wolverhampton Wanderers – 23rd May
United is set to charge their way against the Wanderers
Manchester drew 1-1 yesterday to Fulham. Fans were back at Old Trafford after more than a year and a half. They bore witness to an exquisite chip from Edinson Cavani as United bossed the first half. Manchester United missed the services of captain Harry Maguire as he faces a nervous time on the sidelines with the hope of being fit for the Europa League finals. Despite having sealed second place, United has been in a slump, losing three and drawing one of their last five matches across all competitions.
Fan favourite Edinson Cavani and local hero Mason Greenwood have been amongst the goals in recent weeks. Another bone of contention will be over who starts in goal with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having to pick between a revitalized De Gea and Dean Henderson. The team has been cursed with an unfortunate streak of defeats off lately, and it is time that they change that. They are hoping to finish the season at a high.
Predicted Line Up: Henderson, Williams, Bailly, Tuanzebe, Telles, Matic, Beek, Amad, Mata, Elanga, Rashford.
Wolves are languishing in the bottom half after losing to Spurs last weekend. Their season has been severely hampered ever since lead striker Raul Jimenez suffered a horrific head injury. The recent return to the form of Adama Traore will be a huge positive for Nuno’s men.
The Wolves might want to relook their defence strategy before hitting the field for their next game. Manchester United’s vigorous attack could pose a major threat to their attainment of victory.
However, the location may just bring them luck. With the match being held at Molineux Stadium – the home turf of Wolverhampton Wanderers, fans and pundits alike wonder whether that may bring them that extra burst of luck. Especially with the expected opening of the stadium, the spirit of the game may just fall upon them and lead to a momentous victory.
Predicted Line Up: Patricio, Saiss, Coady, Dendoncker, Semedo, Neves, Moutinho, Marcal, Vitinha, Jose, Traore
Manchester United is preparing to crush the Wolves, who have been struggling to jump up to the top half of the table. With their second position sealed, they have set their eyes on the finals.
However, it is important to note that the last five matches for both teams have not been so great. As a result, the odds are rather drawn with Manchester United getting a 2.80, Wolverhampton Wanderers coming in with 2.45, and a draw bringing 3.70.
Despite having suffered serious setbacks in their last few games, Manchester United comes in with an undefeated spirit and an instrumental team that is likely to win this game. While the odds do have a rather ambiguous take, it may be wise to bet on the team that is dominating the Premier League table as compared to the team that is struggling to come by on the twelfth position.