Wolves vs Manchester United score predicted using Fifa ahead of Premier League fixture
Manchester United got their 2019/20 campaign off to a great start last weekend, as they thrashed Frank Lampard’s Chelsea 4-0 in their opening league game, with Marcus Rashford (2), Anthony Martial and Daniel James doing the damage.
They are set for a very different challenge in their second league game of the season as they travel to Molineux to take on a strong Wolves side.
United will be looking to revenge their 2-1 defeat at Wolves last season, with Chris Smalling scoring an own goal and Ashley Young being sent off, in what was a poor result and performance.
But, with fresh faces and new hope for this season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping to come away with three points.
So, what will the final score be?
And, who will make it into Solskjaer‘s first XI on Monday?
We used FIFA 19 to predict the outcome of Wolves vs Manchester United – just for a bit of fun.
Wolves vs Manchester United on FIFA 19
To set up this simulation, we used kick-off mode but didn’t select a team to control; we then selected the teams and watched the match play out by itself, to give us a unique prediction.
The AI difficulty was set to world class, with the line-up updated with the latest transfers, injuries and suspensions. Obviously, as we’re still using FIFA 19 for the time being, the kits aren’t updated, so please use your imagination!
We predict that Wolves will set up in a 3-5-2 formation, with their line-up as follows; Patricio; Bennett, Coady, Boly; Doherty, Dendoncker, Neves, Moutinho, Jonny; Jimenez, Jota.
We predict that Manchester United will set up in a 4-3-3 formation, with the line-up as follows: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw; McTominay, Pogba, Pereira; Lingard, Rashford, Martial.
It’s important to say from the off that this was not a good game of football.
The game followed a familiar pattern throughout, United having loads of possession and controlling the game, with Wolves happy to sit off and play on the counter.
The problem for United was that their tempo when in possession was painfully slow, with Paul Pogba the only player who looked like he could produce a moment of magic that would make United spring into life.
In the first-half, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side created nothing of note, with Wolves actually looking the more dangerous, particularly from set pieces, with Bennett and Boly both testing De Gea from corner kicks.
In the second-half, Solskjaer introduced James and Greenwood, to try and inject a bit more energy and pace into United’s game, which worked to a certain extent, but Wolves were holding firm and defending well.
It was going to take a moment of class to open the scoring, with Rashford trying his utmost to make the difference.
From a corner kick, the ball was floated towards Rashford, who attempted a stunning overhead kick, but Patricio got down well to keep it out.
From the resulting corner, there was a pin-ball situation in the box, which led to Lingard having an attempt on goal from close range, but it was blocked on the line.
And that was the closest they came to getting the breakthrough, with the game finishing as a tepid 0-0 draw.
Full-time score: Wolves 0-0 Manchester United
Here are the full-time match stats.
Whilst United dominated possession, they struggled to create chances through midfield, having just one shot on target.
Paul Pogba was United’s best player on the day.
But Marcus Rashford had a day to forget in front of goal.
Well, there you go, FIFA 19 predicts that despite scoring four against Chelsea in their opening game, United could struggle to break down a resilient Wolves side, with their lack of creativity clear for everyone to see.
But, this is only a simulation, let’s see what United can do!