Wolves vs Manchester United match preview | FA Cup

Lukaku celebrates
Lukaku celebrates

On a six-game unbeaten run at home that began with a 2-1 win over Liverpool in the FA Cup in early January, Wolves will believe they have a fighting chance of making the tournament’s semi-finals for the first time since 1997/98.


At the backbone of that run has been a strong Wolves start which has seen the hosts score the opener in each of their last five home victories, and even net two goals before half-time in three.

However despite that, recent games have been tight, with each of Wolves’ last six competitive matches (at all venues) producing under 2.5 goals.

Opponents Manchester United come into this one after Arsenal halted their record-breaking away streak of nine competitive victories last week.

That was the first time this season that United failed to find the back of the net away from home in any competitive clash.

If the visitors replicate their Premier League form in this match, Wolves will have to be particularly vigilant before half-time – United have netted over a third (36.67%) of their away league goals this term in the 15 minutes before the break.

Players to watch: With three goals in his last four games, and the opener against Liverpool in Wolves’ shock FA Cup third round victory, Raúl Jiménez will likely threaten again here.

Romelu Lukaku (UTD) has hit three doubles in his last four games, and has 13 career goals across 19 FA Cup appearances.

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