EPL Prediction Today — In his debut season at the helm of Manchester United, Ten Hag achieved success by securing a Champions League qualification through a podium finish and adding another EFL Cup to the trophy collection. This achievement was noteworthy not only for the team’s performance on the field but also for navigating the players through months of ownership uncertainty.
A highlight of Man United’s successful season was their remarkable defensive record at their home ground, Old Trafford. Throughout the season, they conceded an impressive league-low of 10 goals in front of their home fans. This accomplishment led them to secure the bronze medal position, trailing behind Arsenal and Manchester City. Furthermore, they ended a six-year silverware drought by defeating Newcastle United in the EFL Cup final.
Man United’s pre-season journey was filled with ups and downs. After starting strong with three consecutive wins over Leeds United, Lyon, and Arsenal, they faced challenges against Wrexham, Real Madrid, and Borussia Dortmund. Despite these setbacks, it’s important to note that a developing XI was fielded against Wrexham. A 3-1 victory over Ligue 1’s Lens and a 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao concluded their preparations.
Anticipation is building for Man United’s seventh successive Premier League home win, scheduled for Monday night. The team had a remarkable home record in the 2022-23 Premier League season, with only one defeat at Old Trafford. This sole loss occurred on the opening weekend against Brighton & Hove Albion, which might spark some superstitions among fans who are cautious of the “new manager bounce.”
Julen Lopetegui, the former head coach of Spain, Sevilla, and Real Madrid, found it challenging to overcome disagreements with the management at Wolves. Despite labeling his accomplishment of keeping Wolves in the Premier League as his toughest achievement, Lopetegui parted ways with the club due to conflicts with Fosun, who were overseeing the summer transfer budget. This left the managerial position open for Gary O’Neil, the ex-Bournemouth head coach who impressively steered Bournemouth to survival.
Although O’Neil succeeded in keeping Bournemouth in the top flight despite a challenging start under Scott Parker, he was surprisingly sacked by the Bournemouth board. This decision came despite his commendable achievements, and O’Neil had limited time to become familiar with his new set of players at Wolves.
Wolves made minimal changes to their first-team squad this summer, with only two new recruits joining the ranks, including Matt Doherty returning for a second stint with the team. Despite the managerial change, Wolves remained unbeaten in five friendly matches, defeating Porto and Rennes.
However, Wolves faced difficulties on the road in the 2022-23 Premier League season, failing to secure a win in their final eight away games. Among these was a 2-0 loss to Manchester United on May 13. With a mere 12 goals scored on rival turf last season, the prospects of an opening-day upset appear slim at best.
Possible Line Up
Onana; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen; Antony, Fernandes, Mount; Rashford
Sa; Semedo, Kilman, Dawson, Ait-Nouri; Nunes, Lemina, Gomes; Sarabia, Cunha, Podence
Where to Watch
Sky Sports Main Event
Sky Sports Premier League
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Manchester United are the stronger team on paper. They have a more talented squad and have been playing better under Erik ten Hag.
Manchester United are unbeaten at home in the Premier League since the opening day of last season. They will be looking to continue that streak against Wolves.
Wolverhampton Wanderers have not been at their best in recent years. They finished 13th in the Premier League last season and have not made any major signings in the summer transfer window.
I predict that Manchester United will win the match. Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes will be the key players for the Red Devils.
Out Expert Tipster Suggest
Man Utd – (-1.5)
Total Goals Over 2.5
This is a prediction made by analyzing the data gathered for both teams. Let this article serves as a guide. You are still responsible for the final decision.