Football Tips: Our 33/1 Bet Builder for Man Utd v Wolves on Monday

Our footie tipster Shane O'Brien fancies Man Utd to edge it.

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Man Utd to Win

Manchester United are yet to taste defeat under Ralf Rangnick, although that is hardly surprising given the teams they have faced since the German was appointed.

Three of United’s four league games under Rangnick have been against the bottom three and their fixture list remains generally kind over the next two months.

Monday’s home clash with Wolves is one of many games over the next eight weeks that United simply must win if they are to launch themselves into top four contention, but they will have their work cut out against a resilient side that held Chelsea and pushed both Liverpool and Manchester City all the way.

Monday 5:30pm: Man Utd v Wolves
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Bruno Lage’s side won two, drew three, and lost two of their last seven games before a Covid-19 outbreak halted their season.

They boast the second-best defensive record in the league and will be a formidable challenge for a United side that struggled for goals under Rangnick prior to their performance against Burnley last week.

Wolves also boast the second-worst attacking record in the division and will struggle to trouble even a vulnerable United defence.

Rangnick’s side should have just about enough for another narrow victory.

Under 2.5 Goals

Rangnick oversaw back-to-back 1-0 victories in his first two league games as United boss and it wouldn’t be at all surprising if Monday’s game resulted in a similar outcome.

Wolves are by far the dullest team in the Premier League in terms of goalscoring excitement.

They have scored and conceded just 27 goals in 18 games this season and only Brighton’s record of 35 goals comes anywhere close to them.

In the seven games before their Covid outbreak, they won two games 1-0, lost two games 1-0, and drew the other three 0-0 in one of the dullest seven-game spells in Premier League history.

Five of their seven league defeats have finished 1-0, while they have failed to score in all seven. Three of their four league draws have ended 0-0, while five of their seven league wins have finished either 1-0 or 2-0.

Wolves have failed to score in 10 of their 18 games this season and only three games have seen both teams find the back of the net.

All signs point to a low-scoring game on Monday.

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Wolves to Have Four or More Shots on Target

Wolves may boast an absolutely appalling goalscoring record but still should test David De Gea’s goal regularly on Monday.

Pretty much every team that United face these days peppers De Gea’s goal with efforts, including Wolves in the reverse fixture in August.

De Gea pulled off several magnificent saves to keep Wolves out in that clash before Mason Greenwood struck to claim an undeserved 1-0 victory at Molineux.

Wolves had six efforts on target against United in August, while relegation-threatened Norwich and Newcastle had five and eight efforts on goal respectively in recent clashes.

Even Burnley had three efforts on target last week in a game that United were 3-0 up after 35 minutes.

De Gea may be called upon yet again to rescue another United victory.

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Over 10.5 Corners

United have enjoyed the lion’s share of possession in every league game under Rangnick, which has generally translated itself into a significant number of corners.

United have had 16 corners in their two home games under the German in the league, and have had a total of 25 in four league games since he was appointed at an average of just over six per game.

Wolves, meanwhile, have faced a barrage of corners in their three games against the top three.

Lage’s side faced 31 corners in three games against City, Chelsea, and Liverpool and are likely to face a similarly high number against a United side that will probably dominate the ball on Monday.

They are likely to win a couple of their own too, given that they will probably draw De Gea into a number of saves.

Man Utd v Wolves betting tips:

Man Utd to Win
Under 2.5 Goals
Wolves to Have Four or More Shots on Target
Over 10.5 Corners

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