This is an all-Premier League clash and it could be an interesting one at Molineux as well. Wolves have shown plenty of strengths this season in taking on the stronger clubs in competition. Will they be able to deny Manchester United who head into the tie as favourites?
Read our Wolves v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Man Utd 13/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 14th, 2019 at 8:39 p.m.)
Wolves are carrying some pretty decent form into this one. They have only lost one of their last eleven games, home and away across all competitions. So they are not going to be a pushover in this fixture by any stretch of the imagination. The home form of Wolves is actually rock solid at W5 D1 in their last six at Molineux in all competitions. During that sequence, each of the five wins saw Wolves score at least two goals. So they are going well and there was a win over Liverpool in this season’s FA Cup in that sequence, back in the third round. Following that, they took out Shrewsbury in a replay and then Bristol City.
There was 1-1 league draw at Old Trafford between them in September
Manchester United have won eight of the last ten against Wolves (D1 L1)
The last FA Cup meeting was won 3-0 by United at Molineux in 2006
United lead the FA Cup head to head W4 D2 L2
The Red Devils have had a great FA Cup campaign. It all started with a comfortable third-round home win over Reading. Then they took an away win at Arsenal and then another road success at Chelsea. So Manchester United have come through some big challenges. The Red Devils lost at Arsenal in the Premier League in their last away game. That snapped a tremendous nine-match winning streak away from home in all competitions that they were on. Manchester United have scored at least two goals in four of their last five away from Old Trafford. All three of their FA Cup wins this season have been by a two-goal margin.
Manchester United have already proven this season that they can go out on the road in FA Cup challenges against strong sides and get through. This may be no exception and Manchester United to win in the match outright at 13/10 odds is a solid proposition* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 14th, 2019 at 8:39 p.m.).
15th March 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
Bristol City aren’t the sort of side that any Premier League would want to be visiting at the moment. They have been in some sharp form. Will Wolves be able to handle themselves at Ashton Gate? Read our Bristol City v Wolves betting tips for more.
Bristol City 16/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 13th, 2019 at 3:34 a.m.)
The Robins can’t stop winning games at the moment. The Championship side are on a tremendous streak of form. They took a 2-1 home win over QPR in league action on Tuesday night, their ninth win on the bounce. Looking back a little further at their form, they are undefeated in their last fifteen (W11 D4). That’s some pretty epic stuff.
They have won their last six games at Ashton Gate as well, shipping only three goals in that sequence (three clean sheets). The Robins have scored exactly two goals in each of their last four home games and are on a nine-match scoring streak at home. In this season’s FA Cup they knocked out Premier League side Huddersfield in the third round and then took out Bolton in the last round. Both of those wins were on home soil.
Premier League side Wolves have been in good form. They got a late equaliser at home against Newcastle in the Premier League on Monday night, moving them onto a six-match undefeated streak of form (W4 D2). They have been scoring pretty well too as they have netted at least two goals in five of their last six played (a six-match scoring streak).
Wolves have suffered just the one defeat in their last six games on the road in all competitions, which was a league visit to Man City. Wolves have scored at least two goals in three of their last four away games. They have not, however, earned an away clean sheet in their last nine road fixtures. Wolves have lost two of their last three trips to Ashton Gate but took a 2-1 win on their last visit in the 2017 Championship.
We feel that there should be enough in the home side to at least get a replay out of this. Bristol City are confident and the probably aren’t going to give Wolves an easy time of things. Draw.
15th February 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
There was a good game between these two at New Meadow, with Shrewsbury very nearly getting over the line until they conceded an equaliser in stoppage time. Wolves just managed to save themselves deep into stoppage time in that one. Will they be stronger back on home soil? The winner faces a trip to Bristol City in the next round. Read our Wolves v Shrewsbury betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 2nd, 2019 at 9:12 p.m.)
Wolves are only in the FA Cup still by the skin of their teeth. Matt Doherty produced a stoppage-time equaliser for them at the New Meadow against Shrewsbury. Wolves were on top throughout though and you would imagine that they have the strengths on home soil to handle themselves easily here. They have been in good form lately as well with back to back EPL wins over West Ham and Everton behind them. Wolves scored three goals in each of those wins. The last time that Wolves played host to Shrewsbury was in the 2013/14 League One season with a 0-0 draw being placed out. Wolves lead the overall head to head between the W4 D4 L3. Wolves are on a three-match winning streak at home, having netted nine goals in that sequence of games. The first of those wins was an upset over Liverpool in the third round of this season’s FA Cup.
Shrewsbury did a great job tactically at home against Wolves in that first meeting. They deserve credit for that really. But can they now head out on the road and topple their Premier League opposition? Shrewsbury really haven’t been in great winning form, as their third round away win at Stoke is their only victory in their last ten games across all competitions (D5 L4). Away from home, it has been their only success in their last seven. A positive for them though is that they are on a need match scoring streak on their travels. This is their seventh game in this season’s FA Cup already. That’s because they needed a replay to get past Salford in the first round and them one to see off Championship side Stoke in the Third Round. Can they shake off their poor form and go and get themselves what would be a really good away win and a massive upset?
We can see this being a routine replay victory for Wolves back on home soil. They were well on top in the first meeting in terms of running the game, they should be stronger here. Wolves to win to nil at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 2nd, 2019 at 9:12 p.m.)
4th February 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
Shrewsbury have been rewarded for their FA Cup work with a home tie against Premier League opposition in the fourth round. Even though they are heavy underdogs for that game, this is still a good tie for them as they play host to top-flight team Wolves. Read our Shrewsbury v Wolves betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 23rd, 2109 at 3:23 p.m.)
Shrewsbury are having a fight against relegation in League One and as they step aside for FA Cup action this weekend, there are only one point clear of the drop zone. In the last round of the FA Cup Shrewsbury did cause an upset as they knocked out Championship side Stoke. The Shrews got through in an away replay. That 3-2 win that which they took against the Potters is their only victory in their last seven games. So Shrewsbury are not a team who have banked a lot of winning form lately.
But they have shown signs of resilience with just three defeats in their last 12 fixtures home and away combined. Their form at New Meadow is actually strong. Shrewsbury were on a 10 match undefeated streak of home form before losing their against Charlton in their last home fixture. So it remains a decent question as to whether or not they will be able to frustrate their Premier League opponents on the weekend.
The last time that Shrewsbury and Wolves met was back in the 2013/14 League Lne season. That shows how far Wolves have come in a relatively short amount of time. Interestingly back in 1979, the two sides met for the first time ever and that was in an FA Cup tie. Wolves hold a W4D3 L3 record from the overall head-to-head against Shrewsbury. Rovers got themselves a great three points last weekend taking a 4-3 win over Leicester.
Wolves haven’t been a particularly prolific goalscoring side this season but they have improved their goal-scoring output lately. They have scored at least two goals in six of their last 10 games played across all competitions. They caused shockwaves in the last round of the FA Cup as they took out tournament favourites Liverpool. Away from home this season, Wolves are W4 D3 L4. They have won just two of their last seven on the road and have not managed to take a clean sheet in any of those seven games in that sequence.
Shrewsbury have pretty decent home form and may be able to frustrate their opponents for awhile in the game. Because of that, we are going to simply back under 2.5 goals which is at even money* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 23rd, 2109 at 3:23 p.m.).
24th January 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
Liverpool gets the chance to regroup and reset as they step away to the FA Cup following their defeat to Man City in the EPL on Thursday night. This gives them a bit of a breather as they make the trip to Molineux. Wolves have done well this season and they have shown that they are capable of pull off a shock win. Read our Wolves v Liverpool betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 4th, 2019 at 7:46 p.m.)
It has been a great season from Wolves. They deserve all of the credit that they can get for having produced so well in their first season back up in the top flight. In their first game of 2019, they did suffer a reverse against Crystal Palace in the league at home. That has left them with only the one win in their last four fixtures (home and away combined). They have suffered back to back home defeats as well and the first of those was an EPL 2-0 defeat against Liverpool just back on December 21st.
Of the defeats at home this season which they have suffered, four of them have been by a 2-0 scoreline. So that is a trend in results. Wolves have managed to hit the back of the net in only two of their last five home fixtures. However, they have shown their quality at times in pulling out some great results. They got that home win over Chelsea in the Premier League and then that fantastic comeback victory over Spurs at Wembley in the top flight. While they are at home for this one, they are underdogs and may not be facing a full-strength Liverpool side.
Liverpool ended up losing their big league clash with Manchester City 2-1 at the Etihad on Thursday night. They head back out on the road for this third round tie and more likely than not, Jurgen Klopp will shuffle his pack. He will want to come back strongly when the Premier League action returns. That is where their priority is. Away from home this season across all competitions Liverpool have posted a W8 D2 L4 record for the term. Three of their four defeats were in the Champions League group stage.
Before they went to the Etihad last Thursday they were on a three-match winning streak away from Anfield. They have put together a six-match scoring streak on their travels and they have scored at least two goals in three of their last four. The Reds do have good form at Molineux as they have gone unbeaten in four there, winning their last three. They haven’t shipped a single goal in any of their last four games there either. But there is an interesting head to head record between them in the FA Cup. Wolves are 4-2 ahead from FA Cup meetings. The last time they met was in January 2017 in the third round at Anfield and Wolves sprung a 2-1 surprise.
Liverpool to win to nil does still fit nicely for this one. A Liverpool to win to nil option at 21/10 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 4th, 2019 at 7:46 p.m.). They have a whole host of clean sheets in recent games against Wolves. They can do it again.
5th January 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
It was to many people’s surprise that Swansea are still actually in the FA Cup. They faced a tough game out at Molineux against the Championship leaders but they managed to hang in there and get this back to a replay. It’s an interesting tie because Swansea have bigger concerns about avoiding Premier League relegation while Wolves have more interesting on winning the Championship. It’s hard to say who will want this more. Swansea are 6/4 at BetVictor to get the home win, with Wolves at 15/8 and the draw at 11/5* (Betting Odds taken from January 13th, 2018 at 2:21 a.m.)
The Swans get another shot at their Championship opposition in this FA Cup replay back at the Liberty Stadium in midweek. The Swans did have their chances in the first attempt but this is still a difficult time for them. They have to be far more worried about their position at the foot of the Premier League table than in really making a good FA Cup run. The Swans have won just one of their last eight games in all competitions and of the six victories that they claimed across the season, four of those have been out on the road. So their form at the Liberty Stadium is pretty shocking this season. Overall Swansea are W2 D2 L8 at home this season and they have failed to score in five of their last seven. So under 2.5 goals at BetVictor looks a good option for the game as the Swans have not been terrible at the back at all. It is no secret that Swansea does not possess much firepower in them so both teams not to score is probably the right option for this game. Swansea have just two goals in their last seven home games in all competitions.
Surprisingly each of the last four between these two clubs in South Wales have actually all gone over 2.5 goals and there have been some thrillers. The last time they were together at the Liberty Stadium there was a 4-4 between them in the Premier League back in 2012. Each of the last three meetings between them have now been drawn and it leaves things even at one win each and three draws in the last five meetings. Swansea have won just one of their last five home games against Wolves (D1 L3).
Wolves are going strong at the top of the Championship and will probably be up in the Premier League next season. They handled themselves well against Premier league opposition at Molineux in this third round FA Cup tie but couldn’t find the goals. Wolves are in great form with a fourteen match unbeaten streak of form going in all competitions and they have posted a wonderful W10 D4 record in that sequence. They have not shipped a goal in any of their last three games and therefore a Wolves to win to nil wager at BetVictor may have some appeal going in this one considering how few goals Swansea have produced at home. Their away from really stands up as well as they have gone W5 D2 in their last seven away from Molineaux and they scored at least two goals in four of those seven games while keeping a clean sheet in five of them. They should still be well in this tie without a shadow of a doubt. They have the defence and the scoring quality to claim that Premier League scalp still.
This is a tough one to call. Swansea had more possession and more shots than Wolves at Molineux, but Wolves looked the better side for most of the match. Swansea looks to be toughening up a little bit under Carlos Carvajal and may be able to grind out a home win here.
16th January 2018 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
Championship leaders Wolves will fancy their chances of getting a Premier League scalp to start their FA Cup campaign this year. Wolves are strong on all fronts and they will be kicking off as odds-on favourites to take down Swansea. With the struggles that Swansea are having in trying to avoid relegation, their focus isn’t likely to be here. Wolves are 4/5 for the home win, with the draw at 11/4 and Swansea at 4/1.
With Wolves having such a strong season in the push for a Premier League place that they are going to be favourites here for this FA Cup tie. They could be swapping places with Swansea next season in the top flight. Wolves have lost just the one game at home this season which was in their third home match of the season. They have produced a stunning W10 D3 L1 record at Molineux in all competitions. They are probably going to be on top in this game and they have scored at least two goals in seven of their last nine matches at Molineux. It’s been impressive stuff from them and in the William Hill correct score market a Wolves 2-0 option is a decent 6/1 price with a 1-0 for them shorter at 9/2. They have great scoring power through Leo Bonatini and Diogo Jota who are 6/5 and 7/4 respectively in the anytime goalscorer market. Wolves had a big moment in last season’s FA Cup, taking out Liverpool at Anfield in the fourth round before losing at home against Chelsea in the fifth.
The last meetings between these two were in the 2011/12 Premier League when both games ended in draws. Wolves are unbeaten in their last five home fixtures against the Swans in a W3 D2 Record against them. Each of the last five games between these have gone over 2.5 goals and at William Hill it may however be worth considering under the goal line. Will Swansea rest some players? Their depth is really questionable as it is and their problem this season has been scoring goals. The Welsh club took a recent win at Watford in the Premier League which snapped a seven-match losing streak that they were on away from home this season. Swansea have failed to score in six of their thirteen away fixtures this season across all competitions. They are without a clean sheet in eight away from the Liberty Stadium. That leaves Wolves at 7/4 to win to nil in the game. It really is questionable about Swansea’s chances in this one and the fact that they are odds-on says a lot.
Wolves are value just to go out and take the win in this one. There is a drastic lack of depth at Swansea and the Premier League side are at risk in this one and will likely fall. Wolves are going to be too strong for them.
5th January 2018 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
Championship side Wolves have already had a huge moment in the FA Cup sun this season as they went to Anfield in the last round and stunned Liverpool. Now their reward is a home fixture against another of the country’s top clubs. Can the Old Gold pull off another massive upset in the competition by taking down the Premier League champions-elect? Chelsea continue to fire along on all cylinders and will probably take a chance to rest a few players for their trip to Molineux. The Blues are strong favourites to land the victory in the tie but after being held out on the road by resilient Burnley in the top flight last weekend, Wolves may fancy their chances of giving the visitors an uncomfortable afternoon. Wolves are 7/1 to take the win, with the draw at 15/4 and Chelsea at 4/11.
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What a cracking result Wolves pulled off at Anfield in the fourth round. They went to Liverpool as heavy underdogs and managed to pull out a 2-1 win. It has been a great campaign from the Old Gold so far in the FA Cup as they also took down a Premier League side in the third round as well, taking a win at Stoke. Now things get even tougher for them as they look to try and find a way to bring down the Premier League champions-elect, Chelsea. Overall, across the board is hasn’t been a great season for Wolves who are sitting down in the bottom half of the Championship table and out of form. Wolves have lost their last three games on the bounce now and four of their last six across all competitions, which makes their progress in the FA Cup even more remarkable really. They aren’t particularly tight at the back and have shipped in each of their last six games. Both teams to score in this one will return a price of 4/5.
That is because Chelsea may not be at full strength of course. Wolves have won just one of their last ten games against Chelsea in all competitions (L9) so they are not running with any kind of head to head form. The last FA Cup clash between the two was back in March 1994 with Chelsea taking a 1-0 home win on that occasion. Wolves have failed to score in seven of their last ten games against Chelsea now and a Chelsea to win to nil wager at Sky Bet to oppose the both teams to score option is an 11/8 price which could be some value. At home this season across all competitions, Wolves have only gone W6 D3 L8 and they have taken on seven defeats in their last ten games there. So there are clear problems for them and even after beating Liverpool with a great performance, Wolves are heavy underdogs here. Helder Costa has been their big goal scorer threat this season and he is a 3/1 anytime goalscorer option, with Icelander Jon Dadi Bodvarsson at 10/3. No-one is really running in good scoring form them right now.
Diego Costa is a 4/6 anytime goalscorer favourite, with Michy Batshuayi at 5/6 and Eden Hazard at 11/8. Chelsea have drawn their last two away games by a 1-1 result, being held at Liverpool and Burnley in the Premier League. A 1-1 correct score at Sky Bet is a big 8/1 price to return in this one. Chelsea have gone W6 D2 L1 in their last nine out on the road in all competitions, so they aren’t likely to slip up. They have had a relatively easy time of things in the FA Cup this season, having taken home wins over Peterborough and Brentford and scoring four goals in each of those. Over 2.5 goals in Saturday’s clash is a price of 8/13 and realistically because they aren’t back in league action for a week, there’s no reason why they can’t attack this game and move through. The Blues have won three of their last four (L1) visits to Wolves in all competitions and they are 7/2 to win the FA Cup this season outright with only Man City slightly shorter priced.
Because Chelsea don’t play again until next weekend in the Premier League, there is no reason for them to not send out a competitive side in this one instead of making wholesale changes. The Blues are likely to have enough at the end of the day to edge their way past the challenge of the Championship side and there could be a bit of value in backing the Blues to edge their way to the quarter finals with a clean sheet in tow as well. Look for under 2.5 goals and Chelsea to win to nil at Sky Bet.
16th February 2017 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
The Reds have missed out on one trip to Wembley this season as they slipped to an EFL Cup semi final defeat against Southampton in midweek. That was an extra game for them to get through and immediately they have to pick themselves up again for the early kick off on Saturday in the FA Cup. They take on Championship side Wolves who aren’t having the greatest of seasons but they went to Premier League opposition in the last round and claimed a win, landing a 2-0 victory at Stoke. Can they pull off another cup upset when they go to Anfield? Liverpool are long odds-on at 1/5, with the draw at 11/2 and Wolves at 12/1.
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The Reds are not having a great time of things lately on any front. They have won just one of their last seven games across all competitors now and that was an FA Cup third round replay down at Plymouth. So with a W1 D3 L3 record in what sequence of games, does it point to the Reds running out of steam? It has been a busy month for them because this will be their eighth game this month and have another to fit in against Chelsea in the Premier League on Tuesday night. So Klopp has had to juggle his starting elevens but it has knocked them off their stride. Liverpool have actually failed to score in four of their last seven games, a far cry for them the free-scoring that they were doing up until the turn of the new year. This game to go under 2.5 goals with Bet365 is a price of 7/5. Only three of the last ten meetings between the two clubs have gone over the goal line so there is a little trend there.
Liverpool have a W3 L1 record in their last four on home soil against Wolves in all competitions so they have some form at Anfield going against Wolves. The last time they met was in the 2011/12 Premier League season,with Liverpool winning both games. Liverpool have lost just one of their last eight meetings with Wolves in a W5 D2 L1 record in that sequence of games. Both teams not to score at Bet365 will return a price of 8/11 which looks value. The Reds are misfiring going forward at the moment and Daniel Sturridge missed a sitter against Southampton in midweek, but he is 8/11 joint favourite in the anytime goalscorer market with Divock Origi. Roberto Firmino is a little longer at 10/11. After having put together a 12 match unbeaten streak of form at Anfield in all competitions from the start of the season, Liverpool have now lost their last two there and are winless in three.
Wolves hit Stoke for a 2-0 win in the third round of the FA Cup at the Bet365 Stadium and they got rewarded with this tie. Paul Lambert’s men are in the bottom half of the Championship but there have just been signs through the month that they are upping their game. They have gone W4 D1 L2 in their last seven played in all competitions. They are patchy out on the road though, not having won back to back games away from Molineaux all season. They have gone W3 D1 L2 in their last six road games and only failed to score in one of those. This looks to be a pretty big ask for them, but they can take inspiration from Plymouth’s third round effort at Anfield when they earned a 0-0 draw. In the Bet365 correct score market for this one there is a price of 16/1 on a 0-0 draw, with the shortest priced option in the market being a Liverpool 2-0 scoreline. Wolves have conceded at least two goals in each of their last three contests with Liverpool. You are looking around the 11/2 mark for goalscorer options like David Edwards and Helder Costa for the visitors.
Liverpool have gone off the boil in front of goal at the moment and have put a lot of work in during the month. It’s been hectic for them and they have to have one eye on the forthcoming Chelsea game on Tuesday night. Wolves shutout Stoke in the last round and that means that they are likely going to play their part in the game going under 2.5 goals which looks a good option. Liverpool’s quality should just win out though and a draw/Liverpool half time/full time punt may be value.
26th January 2017 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting