Man Utd v Wolves: Visitors can dig out a point

Wolves earned a deserved a point at home to Spurs on Sunday and have a good record against Manchester United so Dave Tindall says they can pick up a point at Old Trafford on Tuesday...

Man Utd v Wolves
Tuesday, 20:00
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United will hope home record has turned

Manchester United find themselves in an unusual position.

On the one hand, they're now being talked of as possible title winners.

On the other, their home form was abysmal until the wild 6-2 win over Leeds last time.

Liverpool being held to a surprise draw by West Brom left Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men just five points off the top and with a game in hand.

The Norwegian will hope that the Leeds win restored a big chunk of confidence at Old Trafford - and to be honest it needed to.

Before that romp, United had won one, drawn two and lost three of their home assignments, managing just three goals in the process.

One thing is certain for this one: Wolves are not Leeds. In other words, this looks another tough assignment.

Quick turnaround for Wolves

Wolves play this evening game just 48 hours on from their 1-1 draw with Tottenham.

That's far from ideal although they'd enjoyed six days off each time before the respective fixtures over Chelsea (won) and Burnley (lost). And Wolves to Manchester is no great journey.

Those two above results tell us another story: Wolves have a good record against the big clubs and that makes them dangerous in a fixture like this.

As well as beating Chelsea, they fought back to earn a 1-1 draw with Spurs on Sunday night and the top teams know points are always hard to come by against Nuno Espirito Santo's men.

Wolves ended that home game with Spurs in 11th place.

One obvious downside here, of course, is the absence of Raul Jimenez still. That said other young players are taking their chance and Wolves easily deserved their point against Tottenham.

Man Utd clear favourites but Wolves will be tough

Manchester United are 1.61 to claim victory which looks fair enough on the basis of their win over Leeds but anything but when assessing overall home form.

Wolves are 6.4 to walk away with all three points while The Draw is 4.3.

Looking at past head-to-heads and Wolves have been very difficult opponents for the Red Devils since gaining promotion.

They've played seven times in the last couple of seasons due to being drawn in the FA Cup twice as well (one went to a replay).

And in all those meetings, Wolves have lost just once - a 2-1 FA Cup defeat two seasons ago.

There have been four draws and that includes both Premier League meetings at Old Trafford: 1-1 and 0-0.

And it's the draw I like here at 4.3.

Yes, United will have fresher legs but Wolves had enough time off before the Spurs game and their younger players will be delighted to run out at Old Trafford, despite the short gap.

Wolves will play it far, far tighter than Leeds did and it's against such teams that United have struggled.

Past meetings have been low scoring

Both teams to Score obviously landed in the bonkers bash-up with Leeds but, notably, it hadn't paid out in any of United's previous four home Premier League games.

The 'Yes' option hasn't been a good one in Wolves matches either. They've had seven away games but BTTS only came good in two of them. That said, they were both recent ones - away to Arsenal at the end of the November and at Burnley in the Monday before Christmas.

It's 2.02 that BTTS lands this time and 1.91 it doesn't.

In terms of head-to-head form, BTTS hasn't come good in any of the last three meetings: two in the PL and one in the FA Cup.

The Over 2.5 stats are even clearer between these two. They seemed to have worked each other out last season when clashing four times and those games produced goal tallies of 2, 0, 1, 0.

That suggests Unders is the better option here at 1.95.

Same Game Multi options over value

Bruno Fernandes is the obvious play here and the Portuguese to score in a draw pays out at an attractive 15.29.

I'll try that and also have a little on Pedro Neto to score in a draw at 16.03.

Neto has scored three in his last seven and you can make that four in eight if adding in his goal for Portugal against Andorra.

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