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Wolves v Man United
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The latter of the two Thursday evening games sees Wolves host Manchester United at the Molineux Stadium. There are just three points separating these two in the table, making a win in this game even more important for both sides.
United are currently sat in ninth having only won two of their last eight league matches, yet there are more pressing concerns for the Red Devils. Erik ten Hag appears to have publicly fallen out with another player, Marcus Rashford, after he was allegedly out clubbing the night before United’s cup game against Newport. The League Two side sit 16th in the fourth tier but managed to put two past a full-strength United team, raising concerns ahead of their clash with Wolves.
Wolves have looked a strong side recently, creating plenty of chances and proving to be an exciting team to watch. Across all competitions, they are unbeaten in their last seven outings, notably beating Brentford 4-1 away. However, their top goalscorer, Hwang Hee Chan, is absent from this game due to international duties, a big blow to Gary O’Neil’s side.
Although there was only one goal scored last time these two met, there were 38 shots, 15 corners, and 25 fouls in the game. Couple this with the recent form of both sides and you can expect this clash to be great for a bet builder. This article breaks down the key stats behind the game using data from our Wolves v Man United Cheat Sheet; you won’t want to miss out on this one.
Wolves v Man United Cheat Sheet
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🏆 Match stats: Wolves to capitalise on United’s poor defensive record
United have the worst goal difference in the top half of the table, and have faced many issues defensively across all competitions. Perhaps the most concerning stat for United fans is that they have conceded the fourth-highest shots in the league (318), averaging over 15 per match.
Boasting a full-strength side, United managed to concede two goals to Newport County last time out, allowing them 17 shots with seven hitting the target. The League Two side are averaging just 3.79 shots on target per game this season, but managed to give United a run for their money.
Wolves have managed at least three shots in all of their last 10 league games, averaging 4.05 across the season so far. When playing away at Old Trafford, Wolves failed to find the back of the net, although they accumulated 2.35 xG with 23 shots and six shots on target. Along with missing out on what looked like a clear penalty in the closing exchanges when Andre Onana clattered into Sasa Kalajdzic.
The hosts have looked particularly strong at home this season, only losing to Brighton and Liverpool but beating the likes of City and Spurs. United on the other hand have only managed one win in their last five away games in the Premier League, and the trip to play Wolves on Thursday looks like a challenging one.
⚽ Wolves to have 4+ shots on target @ 1.44
⚽ Both teams to score @ 1.36
⚽ Over 0.5 Wolves goals @ 1.20
🎯 Shooting stats: Cunha to step up
Matheus Cunha has the second-highest goal tally for Wolves this season (6 in the Premier League), and looks to be the most likely goalscorer in Hwang Hee-Chan’s absence. The Brazilian forward scored in both of his most recent FA Cup games, against West Brom and Brentford, managing two and four shots on target respectively as well.
He also showed that he is most likely going to be on penalties, coolly slotting one in from the spot against the Bees. Cunha has been averaging both the highest shots (2.55) and shots on target (1.23) for Wolves this season. Against United at the start of the season he managed five shots, finding the target once.
Given most of Wolves’ attacking play will go through Cunha, he is priced generously for the shots on target and in the goalscorer markets.
⚽ Matheus Cunha to have 1+ shots on target @ 1.44
⚽ Matheus Cunha to have 2+ shots on target @ 3.0
⚽ Matheus Cunha to score anytime @ 3.0
🛑 Fouls stats: Casemiro back with a bang
Casemiro featured against Newport, coming back from injury in an aggressive fashion as he committed four fouls and picked up a booking. That means he has now been booked in all of his last three starts for both club and country, committing at least two fouls in each. What makes this even more impressive, from a betting standpoint, is that he only played for 45 minutes in one of these fixtures.
Last time he played against Wolves, Gary Neville said Casemiro was “absolutely torn to shreds” in United’s “non-existent” midfield. Casemiro committed two fouls that game and given the recent form of Wolves, history is likely to repeat itself.
Casemiro will likely be defending against Cunha on the break, who averages 1.61 fouls won per match. He is also expected to be in a tough midfield battle against Mario Lemina, who drew two fouls in his last game, Casemiro is the most obvious candidate for a booking on Thursday.
⚽ Casemiro to commit 2+ fouls @ 1.73
⚽ Casemiro to be shown a card @ 2.80
🚩 Corners stats: United’s games are packed with corners
All but one of United’s Premier League games this season have seen the over 8.5 total corners. Furthermore, 16/21 of their matches have had the over 9.5 total corners, and 15 have had over 10.5.
Looking at previous meetings between these two sides, all of their last five matches have seen at least 11 match corners. Given that record, there seems to be great value in betting on the match corners markets.
⚽ Over 8.5 total corners @ 1.36
⚽ Over 9.5 total corners @ 1.65
⚽ Over 10.5 total corners @ 2.20
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* All odds displayed correct at the time of publishing.
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