While Manchester United may have seen their EFL Cup ambitions come to an end away at their crosstown rivals in midweek, the Reds landed a shock 1-0 win at the Etihad and will look to build off of that result when they host Wolves on Saturday evening.
Although the former champions might have also caught the eye after putting six past League One strugglers Tranmere last weekend, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have continued to show some worrying inconsistencies.
On the flip side, watching runaway leaders Liverpool snatch the most dramatic of 2-1 victories at Molineux last time out, Saturday’s guests find themselves enduring their own rollercoaster spell.
While Saturday’s guests might find only their goal difference keeping them behind United and Spurs, Wolves have managed to win just one of their last seven matches across all competitions. There is no doubt that Nuno Espírito Santo’s camp could still be reeling from their most previous trio to Old Trafford.
When the two sides faced off in the fourth round of this year’s FA Cup earlier in the month, United landed a 1-0 win and another victory for the Reds can be found priced at 23/20 with Bet365.
Plenty of positives for United
While United may have come crashing out of the EFL Cup at the hands of their bitter rivals on Wednesday night, Head Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was rightfully filled with praise for his squad.
Despite missing the likes of Paul Pogba and leading marksman Marcus Rashford, the Reds picked up a 1-0 win away at the Etihad and have now landed back-to-back victories on their rivals’ patch.
Although the former champions might be continuing to show some worrying signs of instability, a run highlighted by a shock 2-0 defeat at home against Burnley last week, fans around Old Trafford do have something to cheer about.
Along with it being announced that long-term target Bruno Fernandes has finally put pen to paper in Manchester, Solskjaer should be impressed by his side managing to record what was a very eye-catching clean sheet on the road in midweek.
Landing back-to-back clean sheets and also coming away unscathed in their 1-0 victory over Wolves earlier in the month, another United clean sheet can be found at 13/8 with Ladbrokes for this weekend.
Raul Jiminez – Wolves MVP
While Wolves may have asked Liverpool a string of questions in the Midlands last week, the Oranges could only slump to a late 2-1 defeat and were unable to build off of their St. Mary’s revival a fortnight ago.
Playing more games than any other Premier League outfit due to their Europa League duties, Nuno Espírito Santo’s men have recorded just a single victory since the 27th of December.
Still with their sights set on securing another European finish this season, there is no doubt that fans around Molineux will be most excited by the on-going success of leading marksman, Raul Jiminez.
Finding the net against the runaway leaders last time out and forming an eye-catching partnership with the red-hot Adama Traoré, the former Benfica striker has found the net in back-to-back appearances.
Jimenez is the third Premier League player to net 20 or more goals in all competitions this season, after Sergio Aguero (21) and Raheem Sterling (20).
Also bagging five goals in his last seven top-flight matchups, you might be interested to know that the 27-year-old can be found priced at 7/4 with William Hill to extend on that tally this weekend.