Wolves vs Aston Villa Predictions, Betting Tips & Preview
Saturdays Championship action will be capped by an entertaining evening game where West Midland rivals Wolves and Aston Villa clash at Molineux. It was the hosts who came away with a 1-0 win in this fixture last season.
Game: Wolves vs Aston Villa
Venue: Molineux Stadium
Kick-off: Saturday 14th October,17.30PM
Wolverhampton Wanderers sit one point from the summit of the table whilst Aston Villa are just one point off the playoffs. The encourage for the lower placed West Midland side is there seems to be a lot more to come from Steve Bruce’s side, with four straight wins marking Villa’s best run of form since dropping down to this level.
Only Cardiff and Sheffield United have beaten high flying Wolves so far this season who have picked up five wins in seven home games, but looking at the fixture list it looks as if this could be one of their toughest tests to date. Cardiffs win against Molineux came on this ground two months ago.
Aston Villa’s four game winning streak is part of a bigger eight game unbeaten run in League competition, but only two of their five away games so far have resulted in victory. Those three points came at Barnsley and Burton Albion, both of whom are at the wrong end of this early season table.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are best odds 11/10 with Bet365 and the draw can be backed at odds of 12/5 with Betfred. Steve Bruce’s Aston Villa side are priced at 27/10 with Unibet.
Wolves played out a string of 1-0 scorelines earlier in the season, but they’ve found their shooting boots more recently. Wolves have scored 11 goals in their last four Championship games, although they’ve conceded eight also. That included a wild 3-3 draw here with Bristol City.
The nature of this game, and many derbies in general, suggest that such an open and flowing game isn’t as likely. Despite the fact that both sides are in good goalscoring form, they’re also proving hard to beat and neither will want to give an inch here. This game has the feel of a cagey affair.
Back our Free Betting Tip: Under 2.5 Goals at 1.66 with Bet365
Wolves’ have played out a number of tight affairs this season, including a 1-0 win over Yeovil and even a 0-0 draw at home to Bristol Rovers. Teams that have shut up shop here have managed to frustrate Wolves for large periods and Villa may want to do that to ensure they keep themselves in the game. Villa have scored in eight of 10 and drawn the others 0-0.
Back our Score Prediction: Back a 1-1 draw at odds of 11/2 with Betfred
Goal scoring responsibility has been shared for Aston Villa so far this season, although Hourihane stands out with five goals and a few assists to his name. Wolves have been more potent with Jota and Bonatini scoring 10 in 11 games for the hosts.
Back our Scorer Prediction: Leo Bonatini at 28/13 with Bet365