Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers are set to close out the Premier League’s opening weekend with a match at Old Trafford on Monday night.
The Red Devils had a rocky start under their new manager, but Erik ten Hag led the team to a much-improved performance last season. He even ended Manchester United’s six-year trophy drought with an EFL Cup victory.
United’s head honcho led the team to a top-four finish and has invested over £160 million to keep the team competitive, with an eye on catching up to rivals Man City.
The investment in new talent, along with the progress made last season, has fans at Old Trafford excited and hopeful for a win against Wolves in their first game of the season.
On the other side, Wolverhampton struggled with relegation for a significant part of last season. The arrival of Julen Lopetegui and some January spending helped them secure a 13th-placed finish. However, the club’s decision not to spend this summer reportedly led to Lopetegui leaving his role just days before the season started. Gary O’Neil was quickly named as the new head coach.
In terms of betting, Manchester United is the clear favorite, with odds of 4/11 Bet 365 to win at home.
bet on Manchester United to win, with Under Five Match Goals, at 4/5. United’s home record last season was strong, and their defense was particularly impressive.
A steady, unspectacular win for the hosts against Wolves might be the smart bet, especially considering Wolves’ difficulties on the road last season. The same betting formula worked in both meetings between the teams last season, which adds to its appeal.
Lastly, if you’re interested in the goalscorer market, Marcus Rashford is even money score at some point during the match.