The AFL is the most active top-flight league during the winter holidays and there is plenty to see here on January 3, with Manchester United v Wolverhampton previewed on our website. Full match statistics and all odds can be found at 1xbet v.83(2625).
United are unbeaten under Ragnick
The Red Devils took the risk of a change of coach over the course of the season, a measure that has so far paid off, as the club under Ragnick has scored 10 points in four games. The team is not playing brightly, as only in the last encounter did they manage to score more than one goal for the first time when they beat Burnley 3-1 at home. MU are seventh in the league, four points behind the first quartet, but have two games in hand. The picture will be clearer when all teams have played their missed games. Pogba will definitely not play due to injury, with two players in doubt.
Wolves focus on defence
Wolverhampton is the dullest team of the current season, only 3 games out of 18 involving Wolves have seen more than 2 goals scored. The club concedes little, but scores even less. In the last round, the team managed to hold out against Chelsea 0-0 on the road. Robust defensive play creates problems for opponents of any level. Wolverhampton are eighth in the league table, although there are no immediate prospects of European competition. Six players cannot play as a result of injuries and one more is out of question.
As statistics show, meetings between these clubs are rarely productive, in five of the last six matches less than two goals were scored. In the first round, MJ scored a hard-fought away win 1-0, with Greenwood scoring the only goal in the 80th minute.
It is quite obvious that the hosts are quoted as favourites in this encounter, although it is a big question whether MJ will be able to break open the opponent’s tight defence. Wolverhampton will not hesitate to play second best, which is quite obvious given the Wolves’ style of play. The logical bet here is a total of less than 2.5 goals.