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Watford vs Wolves betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

This article provides a preview, prediction and betting tips for Watford vs Wolves in the Premier League on Sep 11, 2021.
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Watford vs Wolves betting tips

This article covers Watford vs Wolves betting tips and predictions. These are the betting odds:

o – Watford win 3.4/1

o – Draw 3.2/1

o – Wolves win 2.25/1

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

Watford vs Wolves betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

WHICHFORD, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: Nike Premier League Strike Football photographed on April 23, 2020 in Whichford, Warwickshire, United Kingdom. No Premier League matches have been played since March 9th due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo by VISIONHAUS)

Watford vs Wolves: Match details

Match: Watford vs Wolves

Competition: Premier League

Date: September 11, 2021

Kick-off time: 3:00 pm, September 11, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: Vicarage Road

Watford vs Wolves betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

WATFORD, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 28: The Watford crest is seen prior to the Premier League match between Watford and Stoke City at Vicarage Road on October 28, 2017 in Watford, England. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Betting prediction: Watford 2 – 1 Wolves

Watford welcomes Wolves to Vicarage Road on Saturday for this Premier League match.

These two sides are very evenly matched in the head-to-head with 2 wins apiece in the Premier League. This remains true if you look at a larger sample in all competitions, with 10 Watford wins, 9 Wolves wins and 11 draws from 30 matches in total.

It is also one of those rare fixtures where home advantage doesn’t seem to have much bearing on the outcome with 11 home wins, 9 away wins and 11 draws. Although, the last season in which they met, the pair exchanged home wins, including a 2-1 win for Watford when they last met at Vicarage Road.

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Watford vs Wolves betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 07: Wolverhampton Wanderers fans show their support prior to the FA Cup Semi Final match between Watford and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Wembley Stadium on April 07, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Watford vs Wolves: Recommended bets

101 Great Goals are predicting a repeat of Watford 2 – 1 Wolves from the last time the sides met. This is available at odds of 13/1.

2-0 Watford win. Watford won the first ever Premier League match in this head-to-head 0-2 in Wolverhampton back in 2018. A repeat of this score on Saturday is available at odds of 17/1.

2-2 draw. The last FA Cup and Championship matches between them both ended in a 2-2 draw after 90 minutes. Odds of 17/1 are available if you see this match finishing with the same result.

1-2 Wolves win. Wolves won the first ever Premier League match between these sides at Vicarage Road back in April 2019. You can back them at 11/1 for the same scoreline here on Saturday.

Over 2.5 goals. The last 3 matches in this head-to-head at Vicarage Road have all produced over 2.5 goal games. You can back another high scoring game here on Saturday with odds of 2.2/1 for over 2.5 goals.

Raúl Jiménez Goalscorer. Seeing Raúl return to action this season after his horrific head injury sustained against Arsenal is undoubtedly the comeback story of the season. Despite question marks over whether he will play or not, the Mexican international is the 5/1 favourite to score the game’s opener on Saturday. Or 2.37/1 to bag his first Premier League goal since his injury at any time during the game against Wolves.


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Watford vs Wolves: What are the betting odds?

The Hornets were victorious the last time these sides met here and are 3.4/1 to take all 3 points again from Wolves on Saturday.

Whereas, Wolves have won 2 out of 3 league matches here in the last decade and are 2.25/1 to pick up another away win at Vicarage Road.

There has never been a stalemate between these sides in the Premier League. Odds of 3.2/1 are available if you see Watford and Wolves cancelling each other out on Saturday.

Watford vs Wolves – recent form and head to head statistics

Watford FC vs Wolverhampton Wanderers form
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Watford FC vs Liverpool FC - 0:5
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Leeds United vs Watford FC - 1:0
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Watford FC vs Newcastle United - 1:1
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Watford FC vs Stoke City - 1:3
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Norwich City vs Watford FC - 1:3
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Aston Villa vs Wolverhampton Wanderers - 2:3
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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Newcastle United - 2:1
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Southampton FC vs Wolverhampton Wanderers - 0:1
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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Tottenham Hotspur - 2:2
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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Brentford FC - 0:2
Last 5 games for Watford FC
October 16, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Watford FC 0 - 5 Liverpool FC
October 2, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Leeds United 1 - 0 Watford FC
September 25, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Watford FC 1 - 1 Newcastle United
September 21, 2021 EFL Cup 21/22 Watford FC 1 - 3 Stoke City
September 18, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Norwich City 1 - 3 Watford FC
Last 5 games for Wolverhampton Wanderers
October 16, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Aston Villa 2 - 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers
October 2, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 1 Newcastle United
September 26, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Southampton FC 0 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
September 22, 2021 EFL Cup 21/22 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur
September 18, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 - 2 Brentford FC
Watford FC vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Premier League 21/22 form
Watford FC Wolverhampton Wanderers
8 Matches played 8
2 Matches won 4
64 Goal attempts 80
28 Shots on goal 31
24 Shots off goal 33
30 Corner kicks 38
40% Average ball possession 51%
12 Shots blocked 16
17 Cards given 15
91 Free kicks 85
12 Offsides 20
5 Goals by foot 7
2 Goals by head 0
7 Goals scored 8
15 Goals conceded 8
0 Shots on post 2
Watford FC vs Wolverhampton Wanderers statistics for most recent head to head matches
Watford FC Wolverhampton Wanderers
34 Matches 34
19 Home Matches 15
15 Away Matches 19
36 Total Goals 38
1.06 Average Goals Scored 1.12
11 Wins 11
11 Losses 11
12 Draws 12
Last 5 games & match results between Watford FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers
September 11, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Watford FC 0 - 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers
January 1, 2020 Premier League 19/20 Watford FC 2 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
September 28, 2019 Premier League 19/20 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 0 Watford FC
April 27, 2019 Premier League 18/19 Watford FC 1 - 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers
April 7, 2019 FA Cup 18/19 Watford FC 3 - 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Watford vs Wolves betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – JANUARY 12: Ismaila Sarr of Watford during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Watford FC at Vitality Stadium on January 12, 2020 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

Watford vs Wolves: Match preview

Life after Nuno Espírito Santo hasn’t been good for Wolves fans.

Not only have they watched from afar as their former manager enjoyed a perfect start to the season with Spurs, winning all 3 of their opening games of the season, but his replacement, Bruno Lage, has struggled to kick-start Wolves, slumping to defeat in all 3 games, including to Nuno’s Tottenham at Molineux. Wolves fans haven’t even had a goal scored to celebrate as of yet.

Perhaps they can take some comfort in the fact that performances haven’t been as bad as their results so far. Despite facing 3 of the league’s best sides in Leicester, Tottenham, and Spurs, they have had 57 shots while only giving up 27 at the other end.

Expected goals (xG) also suggests that they have been unfortunate, creating 4.63 xG worth of chances despite having nothing to show for it so far. The metric also suggests they were the better team in 2 of their 3 matches this season while the Spurs match was close at 1.73 to 1.51 in Spurs’ favour.

Against Manchester United, this was certainly the case. Wolves dominated every metric as they opened up United’s defence time and again. Wasteful choices in the final 3rd, poor finishing and a huge David De Gea save kept the score at 0-0 going into the final 10 minutes. Mason Greenwood then popped up with a world-class finish at the other end.

What Wolves wouldn’t give to have a ruthless finisher of their own this season. With their underlying attacking numbers, he would be enjoying an absolute feast.

Watford, on the other hand, have been tipped to go straight back down from the outset. A strong showing in their opening day win against Aston Villa will have given them hope of surviving the drop. However, poor performances and results against Brighton and Spurs will have fans worrying this was just bad day at the office from a Villa side managing the Jack Grealish fallout.

Saturday’s game will be a chance for them to gauge properly where they are at as a club. Another poor performance and defeat at home to Wolves will make those concerns feel justified. On the other hand, a Watford victory could leave question marks over Bruno Lage’s future as manager of Wolves already.

Raul Jimenez

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 07: Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers wears a mask as he celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the FA Cup Semi Final match between Watford and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Wembley Stadium on April 07, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The FIFA “5-day Rule”

Wolves and Watford are two of the clubs awaiting the outcome of the Premier League’s talks with FIFA to find a solution to the ‘5-day’ rule which will rule out of action a number of the Premier League’s top stars this weekend.

At the time of writing, Wolves’ Mexican forward Raul Jimenez (above) and Watford’s Chilean defender Francisco Sierralta are both set to miss this match. The players were called up by their respective nations for the September international window but declined on the basis that they would enter ‘red list’ countries. This would have triggered a period of quarantine when re-entering the UK resulting in the players missing 14 days of football.

Of course, it is simple maths for the clubs involved that missing their players for 5 days is better than 14 days. However, the ultimate aim is to avoid an outbreak of COVID-19 as we saw earlier this year when 17 staff and players in the Italy squad ultimately returned after international duty with the virus, affecting 5 clubs across 3 different countries.

Hopefully the Premier League can find a solution before this weekend’s games. If not, both teams will need to find replacements for players who started in the last round of Premier League matches.


Gerard Deulofeu

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 07: Gerard Deulofeu of Watford is injured during the FA Cup Semi Final match between Watford and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Wembley Stadium on April 07, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Watford team news vs Wolves

As mentioned previously, Francisco Sierralta is one of the players likely to miss out at the weekend due to FIFA’s 5-day rule. Christian Kabasele is the player most likely to replace him in central defence.

Ben Foster missed the 1-0 defeat against Spurs due to a small hamstring injury picked up while playing in the League Cup match against Palace. Watford’s 3rd choice keeper, Rob Elliott, will be Daniel Bachmann’s understudy here.

Dan Gosling has missed the last 2 matches due to illness. It is expected he will miss out here also for Watford.

Joao Pedro is also ruled out with the knee injury he suffered in pre-season. Although, he is now running outside and isn’t too far away from a return to play.

Watford vs Wolves betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

SALZBURG, AUSTRIA – DECEMBER 10: Hee-Chan Hwang of FC Salzburg in action during the UEFA Champions League group E match between RB Salzburg and Liverpool FC at Red Bull Arena on December 10, 2019 in Salzburg, Austria. (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)

Wolves team news vs Watford

Wolves’ fans will be hoping that Hee-chan Hwang (above) is available to make his debut on Saturday. The South Korean international forward joined the club on loan from RB Leipzig towards the end of the transfer window.

He could end up replacing Raul Jimenez in the starting XI should FIFA fail to back down on the 5-day rule, as mentioned previously.

Jonny Castro Otto remains ruled out after having knee surgery over the summer.

Pedro Neto is likewise on the long-term injury list following knee surgery back in April. His patella injury is similar to the one which ruled out Liverpool’s Joe Gomez for 8-9 months. Therefore, we may not see him back in action until 2022.

Fringe players Oskar Buur and Bruno Jordão are also ruled out of Saturday’s match.

There is some good news also on the injury front, with Daniel Podence and Willy Boly both named on the bench for the defeat against Manchester United. With an international break to build up some fitness, the pair could be ready to start playing matches again soon.

Predicted Watford line-up vs Wolves

Watford's predicted XI to face Wolves.

Watford’s predicted XI to face Wolves.

Predicted Wolves line-up vs Watford

Wolves's predicted XI to face Watford.

Wolves’s predicted XI to face Watford.


Watford vs Wolves – Official videos

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The Premier League table as it stands:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Chelsea FC 7 5 1 1 15 3 12 16
2 Liverpool FC 7 4 3 0 17 6 11 15
3 Manchester City 7 4 2 1 14 3 11 14
4 Manchester United 7 4 2 1 14 6 8 14
5 Everton FC 7 4 2 1 13 8 5 14
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 7 4 2 1 8 5 3 14
7 Brentford FC 7 3 3 1 10 6 4 12
8 Tottenham Hotspur 7 4 0 3 6 10 -4 12
9 West Ham United 7 3 2 2 14 10 4 11
10 Aston Villa 7 3 1 3 10 9 1 10
11 Arsenal FC 7 3 1 3 5 10 -5 10
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 7 3 0 4 5 6 -1 9
13 Leicester City 7 2 2 3 9 12 -3 8
14 Crystal Palace 7 1 4 2 8 11 -3 7
15 Watford FC 7 2 1 4 7 10 -3 7
16 Leeds United 7 1 3 3 7 14 -7 6
17 Southampton FC 7 0 4 3 5 10 -5 4
18 Burnley FC 7 0 3 4 5 11 -6 3
19 Newcastle United 7 0 3 4 8 16 -8 3
20 Norwich City 7 0 1 6 2 16 -14 1
Last updated: 1 min ago

This article was edited by Conor Laird.

Watford vs Wolves live streaming & betting tips FAQs

What time is kick off between Watford vs Wolves?

3:00 pm on Saturday Sep 11, 2021 (UK Time)

What are the betting odds for Watford vs Wolves?

Watford win 3.4/1 | Wolves win 2.25/1 | Draw 3.2/1

What is the 101 Great Goals prediction for Watford vs Wolves?

101 Great Goals predicts: Watford 2 – 1 Wolves

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