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: 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
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.
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.
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 Liverpool FC - 0:5
Leeds United vs Watford FC - 1:0
Watford FC vs Newcastle United - 1:1
Watford FC vs Stoke City - 1:3
Norwich City vs Watford FC - 1:3
|Latest match form, last 5 games:||
Aston Villa vs Wolverhampton Wanderers - 2:3
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Newcastle United - 2:1
Southampton FC vs Wolverhampton Wanderers - 0:1
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Tottenham Hotspur - 2:2
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Brentford FC - 0:2
|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|
|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||Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|28||Shots on goal||31|
|24||Shots off goal||33|
|40%||Average ball possession||51%|
|5||Goals by foot||7|
|2||Goals by head||0|
|0||Shots on post||2|
|Watford FC||Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|1.06||Average Goals Scored||1.12|
|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: 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.
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.
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.
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
Predicted Wolves line-up vs Watford
Watford vs Wolves – Official videos
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The Premier League table as it stands:
|6||Brighton & Hove Albion||7||4||2||1||8||5||3||14|
|9||West Ham United||7||3||2||2||14||10||4||11|
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