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Wolves v Man Utd: sorry hosts poised for more misery

| 17.03.2012

Terry Connor’s Wolves are beginning to look like condemned men and there will be no reprieve this weekend, as leaders Manchester United bag a fifth successive league win at 1/3.

It started well enough for Connor with a very respectable point at Newcastle, but it has been nothing short of disastrous since.

They shipped five at Fulham before losing 2-0 at home to fellow strugglers Blackburn.

And their home form is such that it’s hard to see where their next points are coming from. Wolves have lost seven of their last eight in all competitions at Molineux and haven’t won at home since December.

But Manchester United have come unstuck at Molineux before, having lost two of their three Premier League visits to Wolverhampton. It’s 8/1 for Sir Alex Ferguson’s to leave empty handed once more.

Their league form however suggests that’s highly unlikely. Man United have won seven of their last eight in the Premier League and tend to respond positively after European failure.

On the three previous occasions that Man United have lost in Europe this season, they recorded league victories the following weekend.

Incidentally, Man United’s 4-1 win over Wolves earlier in the season was just days after they were dumped out of the Champions League by Basle.

Elsewhere, each of United’s last six league fixtures on their travels have seen over 2.5 goals, while the same is true of all but one of Wolves’ last 12 league outings at Molineux. Over 2.5 goals is priced 4/7.

As for Manchester United goals, the visitors should have little trouble picking through Wolves’ porous backline.

Wolves have conceded at least twice in each of their last seven home league fixtures, and have shipped three or more on three occasions.

United meanwhile have netted two or more in their previous eight league contests and are 6/5 to score three or more at Molineux.



Richard Anderson