Manchester United vs Wolverhampton

The second week of Premier League action concludes on Monday with a game between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers. Despite being the road team, United is the favorite with a money line of +110. Meanwhile, Wolves have a money line of +222 at home with a draw set at +220.

Wolves thought they had three points in their season opener against Leicester City, only to have the newly-installed VAR take away a goal from the. Instead, Wolverhampton had to settle for a scoreless draw to open the season, putting them a little behind after finishing 7th in the Premier League last season.

Meanwhile, Manchester United couldn't be more pleased with their season opener. The Red Devils thrashed Chelsea 4-0 at home to kick off their campaign. There were some questions and concerns about United heading into the season after a somewhat disappointing transfer window, but things are looking a lot more positive after beating Chelsea.

Fool's Gold?

The biggest question facing United after their win over Chelsea is whether or not people should buy the Red Devils as a genuine contender or take a wait and see approach. United lost the possession battle with Chelsea and was also out-shot by the losing side. United also needed seven saves from David De Gea in order to keep Chelsea off the score sheet, so the win was not as dominant as the scoreline would suggest.

Preseason questions about United lacking a true striker still linger. Anthony Martial fared well in that role against Chelsea, and Marcus Rashford contributed two goals as well. But Manchester United excelled on the counterattack and took advantage of Chelsea's errors. There are still questions about how they will perform against a team like Wolverhampton that will be a little focused on keeping their defensive shape.

Midseason Form

Wolverhampton has been busier than most teams early in the season. Wolves played three competitive games prior to their Premier League opener as part of the qualifying for the Group Stage of Europa League. They have won all three of those games, outscoring their opponents 10-1 and have another game lined up for Thursday of this week.

Of course, there are two sides of this coin. Wolves have excelled clubs from Northern Ireland and Armenia during Europa League qualifying. Things did not come so easy to them against Leicester City, as they only kept 30% of the possession. On the other hand, they conceded 15 shots, but only one that was on goal, and defended 12 corner kicks without succeeding a goal. It's not ideal, but that's the kind of game they're comfortable playing against sides with a little more talent. It's also too early in the season for their Europa League schedule to catch up with them from a fatigue standpoint, especially since they're playing on Monday rather than Sunday.

Giant Killers

Wolves had a reputation as giant-killers last season, taking 16 points in 12 games against the top-6 clubs. That includes a draw and a win against Manchester United. While it's too soon to know if Wolverhampton can keep that up this season, it's not a bad bet to make. United deserves a little benefit of the doubt, but bet on this game to end in a draw.