Sam WattWolves vs Manchester United, Saturday March 16th, 2:55 Pm, Molineux. This is perhaps the standout tie in the quarter-finals of this season’s FA Cup with two of the favourites for the competition going head-to-head on Saturday evening under the lights in the Black Country.
This is perhaps the standout tie in the quarter-finals of this season’s FA Cup with two of the favourites for the competition going head-to-head on Saturday evening under the lights in the Black Country.
Both these sides have been in good form in recent months and along with Manchester City, are among the favourites to lift the FA Cup this season.
Wolves have had a topsy-turvy FA Cup run – they eliminated Liverpool before needing late goals and a replay to defeat Shrewsbury Town before a Fifth Round triumph over Bristol City.
Manchester United have had the toughest run of all the sides in the competition, a victory at home to Reading was followed up by massive triumphs on the road against Arsenal and then Chelsea.
The winners of this will advance into the semi-finals and will be among the favourites to win the competition in May, replicating their strong league form.
The visitors will be slight favourites to progress to the semi-finals of the competition despite not possessing home advantage, as they hold superior form and quality over Wolves.
The away side are favourites to win this game although it may not be comfortable – a 2-1 triumph for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team would appear a likely outcome from it.
This was the outcome earlier in the season when the two sides played out a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, and has also been the case in most of Wolves games against the ‘top six’ this season. They drew 1-1 at home to Manchester City, 1-1 at Arsenal, defeated Liverpool 2-1 in the FA Cup, and played out 2-1 and 1-1 matches against Chelsea.
After netting just six goals in his previous 30 appearances for United, Lukaku has been in fire recently with doubles in the victories over Crystal Palace, Southampton and Paris Saint-Germain. The Belgian is confident and looks to be in peak condition, making this one of the best online betting odds for this round of fixtures.
Head to Head
These two sides drew 1-1 at Old Trafford earlier in the season as Joao Moutinho secured a point for Wolves after Fred’s opener for United. The Red Devils won 5-0 in their last visit to Molineux – a Premier League fixture back in March 2012.
Manchester United had won nine away matches in a row in all competitions prior to last week’s defeat at Arsenal – a club record.
The Red Devils had also scored in 21 consecutive matches on the road before that 2-0 defeat – another club record.
Wolves have endured mixed form at home this season – they have seven victories and 24 points from their 15 home league games – the division’s ninth strongest record.
United lost last season’s FA Cup final 1-0 to Chelsea, while Wolves have not reached the competition’s decider since 1960.
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