Wolves vs Aston Villa betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Wolves vs Aston Villa prediction: Wolves 1-1 Aston Villa

A Midlands derby at Molineux.

These two met in the Carabao Cup at Villa Park just 12 days ago and goals from Anwar El Ghazi and then Ahmed Elmohamady saw Aston Villa to a 2-1 victory.

However, the line-ups and the circumstances will be completely different in this one.

Both could really do with a league win here so who will come out on top?

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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Aston Villa: Who will win?

Wolverhampton Wanderers are favourites to win this one at 17/20.

Aston Villa meanwhile last won at Molineux in 2012 but are 16/5 to repeat that.

A draw is 13/5.

Under 2.5 goals is 5/6.

Both teams to score though is 8/11.

Draw and both teams to score is 7/2.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 29: Raúl Jiménez of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates a goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham United at Molineux on January 29, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Raúl Jiménez just can’t stop scoring right now. The Mexican is 7/2 to score first and 7/5 to add to his impressive tally.

Adama Traoré will also be a threat. He is 17/2 to open the scoring and 16/5 to net anytime.

Wesley meanwhile will lead the line for Aston Villa. The Brazilian is 13/2 to break the deadlock and 5/2 to score anytime.

Jack Grealish will be back from injury. He is 12/1 to score first and 3/1 to score anytime.

Both Traoré and Jiménez to score is 10/1.

Both Rúben Neves and João Moutinho to score is 55/1.

Both John McGinn and Wesley to score is 18/1.

Both Jack Grealish and Wesley to score is 25/1.

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Aston Villa: Match preview

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – OCTOBER 03: Willy Boly of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the UEFA Europa League group K match between Beşiktaş and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Vodafone Park on October 03, 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Wolverhampton Wanderers just can’t stop drawing in the Premier League this season.

Last weekend, Wolves came from a goal down to draw 1-1 at Arsenal thanks to Raúl Jiménez’s second half header.

That means it’s three 1-1 draws in a row and, in each of them, they have had to come from behind to do so.

Amazingly, that is their sixth 1-1 draw of the season and, in each, they’ve fallen behind.

All of that means Nuno Espírito Santo’s side are 12th on 13 points after two draws, seven wins and just two defeats. (Before Saturday’s matches.)

Unlike domestically, they can’t stop winning in the UEFA Europa League.

On Thursday night, Jiménez was the man again.

His 92nd minute header was enough to see off ŠK Slovan Bratislava 1-0 at Molineux.

That makes it three European wins in a row after a 1-0 win in Turkey over Beşiktaş and a 2-1 victory over the afore mentioned Slovakian champions a fortnight ago.

In Group K: Braga have ten points, Wolves nine, Bratislava four and Beşiktaş zero.

Wolves travel to Braga on matchday five needing just a point to qualify.

Back in the league, they need points to climb the table so will they be celebrating just their third victory of the campaign?

Can Aston Villa beat Wolves again?

Aston Villa’s Wesley (centre) celebrates scoring his side’s first goal of the game with Trézéguet (left) and John McGinn during the Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)

As for Aston Villa, they’ll be looking to get back on track.

Last weekend, despite taking the lead through Trézéguet, they conceded twice in the final three minutes to lose 2-1 at home to Liverpool.

That’s now back to back defeats for Dean Smith’s side although, to be fair, the other was at champions Manchester City.

Prior to that, they’d enjoyed back to back wins, 5-1 at Norwich and 2-1 against Brighton.

All of that means the newly-promoted side are 16th, just three points above the relegation zone.

Villa have lost four of their five away matches so far and will need to improve on that ratio if they are to achieve their aim of survival.

Will they start by picking up a point or even all three 13.3 miles north-west at Molienux?

Wolverhampton Wanderers team news vs Aston Villa

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Patrick Cutrone of Wolves (L) and Willy Boly of Wolves celebrate victory after the Premier League match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Etihad Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

When these two met in the Carabao Cup ten days ago Nuno Espírito Santo named four teenagers.

However, despite their Europa League exploits on Thursday, this’ll most certainly have a more recognisable feel about it.

For one, Rui Patrício will be in goal.

In defence, Will Boly is out with an ankle problem; a major blow.

This allowed Max Kilman to get a rare start in mid-week but his outstanding performance is unlikely to see him keep his place.

Ryan Bennett and Romain Saïss are likely to join captain Conor Coady in the back three.

Further forward, it’s likely to be a four in midfield, allowing for a front three.

If so, Rúben Neves and João Moutinho would be the central duo.

Matt Doherty will continue on the right with Jonny likely to displace Rúben Vinagre on the other side.

In attack, Diogo Jota was suspended for Thursday’s win but will be back in the team for this one.

He’ll displace Pedro Neto with Adama Traoré and Raúl Jiménez making up the forward-trio.

The latter scored his 12th goal of the season already against Slovan Bratislava so can he make it three goals in eight days?

Aston Villa team news vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 28: John McGinn of Aston Villa is seen during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Burnley FC at Villa Park on September 28, 2019 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

As for Aston Villa, they have one man in particular back for this one.

Tom Heaton will continue in goal despite the fact only three Premier League goalkeepers have conceded more goals than him this season.

Despite this, the defence ahed of him is very settled.

Neither Frédéric Guilbert nor Matt Targett started the season as first-choice full-backs but both are that now and on merit.

Björn Engels and Tyrone Mings meanwhile have both started every Premier League game at centre-back.

The latter leads the way this season for blocks and ranks second for clearances and headed clearances.

The midfield trio will continue to be Douglas Luiz, Marvelous Nakamba and John McGinn.

Out-wide, captain Jack Grealish is back after missing the narrow, last-gasp defeat to Liverpool.

Thus, he will come back in with the scorer in that match, Trézéguet, likely to be left out with Anwar El Ghazi keeping his place.

Up front, as always will be Wesley.

Three of his four goals for the club have come in wins so can he fire the Villans to a win over their nearest geographical top-flight rivals?

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Aston Villa

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Aston Villa

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Aston Villa.

Predicted Aston Villa line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Predicted Aston Villa line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Predicted Aston Villa line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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