Manchester United head to Wolverhampton Wanderers this weekend, six months after narrowly beating them 1-0 on the opening weekend of the season. The two sides have gone in similar paths since that night at Old Trafford, and Wolves can now move above United with a win.
Let's take a look at the Manchester United to win to nil odds down at Molineux.
United to win to nil vs Wolves
The Red Devils managed to get a win to nil against Wolves back on the opening weekend, as they edged past them with a winner from Raphael Varane in a 1-0 win. United, however, were far from at their best that night, and in truth, the club were fortunate to get all three points.
Erik ten Hag’s side haven't exactly been much better since then. A further nine victories from the next 20 Premier League games would come in, losing nine times as well – this is one more loss but two more wins than Wolves’ tally.
Worse yet, United have gone on to win only six games by keeping a clean sheet, beating Crystal Palace in the EFL Cup, Copenhagen in the Champions League, and Fulham, Everton and Luton Town in the Premier League. They have, however, managed to become the only team this season to keep a clean sheet at Anfield in a 0-0 draw.
Now, odds sit at 7/2 (4.5) for ten Hag to get just his eighth win to nil this season.
United to win after HT lead
One of the most astonishing statistics in Premier League history is United's record at half time. Over at Old Trafford, the club have won more than almost 300 times when leading at home time on home soil, avoiding a defeat in close to 330 games after a lead at the break.
This is, of course, at home, but it is still a stunning tally that no other side in Premier League history comes close to. This season, however, leading at half time away from Old Trafford has been far from simple for ten Hag and co.
They did so against Everton back in November thanks to a wondergoal from Alejandro Garnacho, but other away wins this season over the likes of Fulham, Sheffield United and Burnley all saw them secure the three points in the second half.
In fact, after failing to win any of their three Champions League home games, those four aforementioned league wins and their recent away victories at Wigan Athletic and Newport County in the FA Cup remain the only six away matches United have won this season.
Odds for United to be winning at half time sit at 2/1 (3.0)
United to score in first 15 minutes
Similarly to United’s poor away form, scoring early on has been a rarity. Kobbie Mainoo and Bruno Fernandes bagged a goal each inside 15 minutes last weekend against Newport, while Rasmus Hojlund bagged after three minutes in the home draw with Tottenham Hotspur.
Within the past few months, Garnacho has also scored a goal inside the first 15 minutes in back-to-back games against Everton and Galatasaray, while Hojlund also netted in the third minute once again away to Copenhagen.
Those goals are the only ones inside the first 15 minutes this season, although this does mean all of them have been on the road, which does bode well for them in the West Midlands.
United to score at 75+ minutes
As mentioned, early goals tend to be United’s go-to, and they have managed to score 11 times past the 75th-minute mark this season, including Varane’s winner in the reverse fixture in the 76th minute.
What’s more, eight of these goals were winning efforts, with only two finishes from Casemiro in an away loss to Bayern and a goal in the defeat at Nottingham Forest from Marcus Rashford not seeing all three points collected.