Manchester United will continue their quest for a top-four finish this Saturday when they welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to Old Trafford.
The Red Devil’s chances of securing a top-four finish this season took a big hit last weekend as they were beaten by West Ham (1-0) away from home.
The loss was their second defeat in a row and reduced their once-healthy lead over the top four chasing sides to just one point, even though they have one game in hand.
That means they remain in charge of their destiny ahead of this game at home against Wolves. They will fancy their chances here given that they are currently on an unbeaten 26-game run in home matches (W22, D4), with their last home PL defeat at Old Trafford coming against Brighton on the season’s opener.
Meanwhile, Wolves have won only at Old Trafford since 1980 (D3, L10). However, that sole victory came last season. Moreover, Julen Lopetegui’s side should be full of confidence after mathematically confirming their place in the Premier League next season with a huge 1-0 win over Aston Villa.
That means the visitors are just the fourth side in Premier League history to be bottom of the table at Christmas and still survive. And now, with the pressure of relegation lifted from their shoulders, Wolves can target an improvement on their rod trips as they’ve won just two of their last 21 Premier League away matches (D6, L13).
They’ll likely have to build on their poor record of one league clean sheet on the road.
Meanwhile, only one of the last eight H2H meetings with Manchester United have seen both teams on the scoresheet. So, we can expect a low-scoring game at Old Trafford, with under 2.5 goals highly likely.
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