|Man united vs Wolves|
Saturday afternoon will see Man united host Wolves at Old Trafford. United will be coming to this match heads high after securing 3 consecutive victories including Wednesday win over Young boys in the champions league. This comes after a crisis period at the end of last month where they lost to Tottenham and Brighton.
Wolves on the other hand will be hoping to get their third consecutive victory against United. They picked up their second league win of the season with a 1-0 win over Burnley last weekend, and after five games they have scored a surprisingly low total of five goals. Fortunately, they have only conceded five as well, and at the moment it seems to be working well for them.
Barring a very unfortunate loss at Leicester on gameweek 2, Wolves have avoided defeat so far. This includes a well deserved 1-1 draw against Manchester City and back-to-back 1-0 victories. Both teams are separated by a single point on the league table with United at 9 points and Wolves at 8 points.
Important match stats
Manchester United have lost two of their last five Premier League home games (W3), as many as they had in their previous 43 at Old Trafford combined (W28 D13 L2).
Manchester United are looking to avoid consecutive home defeats in the Premier League for the first time since March 2014, while manager José Mourinho has never suffered back-to-back home league defeats in his managerial career.
Wolves have won their last two Premier League games, both by a 1-0 scoreline. They’ve not won three in a row in the top-flight since March 1980.
Manchester United have lost just one of their last 49 Premier League home games against promoted sides (W42 D6), a 1-2 defeat against Norwich City in December 2015.
Man Utd have lost three of their last five Premier League games immediately following a Champions League match (W2).
Manchester United have seen Marcus Rashford (vs Burnley) and Nemanja Matic (vs Watford) sent off in their last two Premier League games – they’ve never had a player sent off in three consecutive Premier League matches before.
Man Utd forward Romelu Lukaku has scored four goals in his last four Premier League games, but all of these goals have come away from home.
Manchester United’s Alexis Sánchez has been directly involved in 19 goals in 22 Premier League appearances against promoted sides (15 goals, 4 assists).
Both Marcus Rashford and Nemanja Matic are suspended after their recent red cards, while Phil Jones and Ander Herrera are still sidelined through injury. Marcos Rojo is out too, with the Argentine defender not back to full fitness yet.
Wolves’ injury list remains pleasantly short, with Ivan Cavaleiro the only absentee for the newly promoted club. Nuno Espirito Santo is expected to name a sixth successive unchanged starting lineup.
Considering both teams highly defensive style of play this season I expect a low scoring match.