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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Watford betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

This article provides betting tips information for Wolves vs Watford in Premier League on Sunday 26 December 2021.
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Watford betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds
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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Watford betting tips

This article covers Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Watford betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.

Wolverhampton Wanderers 5/6

Draw 23/10

Watford 15/4

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

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Watford: Match details

Match: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Watford

Competition: Premier League

Date: Sunday 26 December 2021

Kick-off time: 12:30 pm, (UK)

Stadium: Molineux

Betting prediction: Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 Watford

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WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 04: Raúl Jiménez of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the FA Cup Third Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United at Molineux on January 4, 2020 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Watford: Recommended bets

Under 2.5 goals is 4/5.

Both teams to score NO and under 2.5 goals is 5/4.

Raúl Jiménez is 7/2 to open the scoring and 11/10 to score anytime.

Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis is 10/1 to break the deadlock and 7/2 to add to his rapidly increasing tally.

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Watford: What are the betting odds?

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Watford – recent form and head to head statistics

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Watford FC form
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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Southampton FC - 3:1
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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Sheffield United - 3:0
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Manchester United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers - 0:1
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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Chelsea FC - 0:0
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Brighton & Hove Albion vs Wolverhampton Wanderers - 0:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Watford FC vs Norwich City - 0:3
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Newcastle United vs Watford FC - 1:1
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Leicester City vs Watford FC - 4:1
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Watford FC vs Tottenham Hotspur - 0:1
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Watford FC vs West Ham United - 1:4
Last 5 games for Wolverhampton Wanderers
January 15, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3  - 1 Southampton FC
January 9, 2022 FA Cup 21/22 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3  - 0 Sheffield United
January 3, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Manchester United 0  - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
December 28, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Arsenal FC 0  - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
December 26, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0  - 0 Watford FC
Last 5 games for Watford FC
January 21, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Watford FC 0  - 3 Norwich City
January 18, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Burnley FC 0  - 0 Watford FC
January 15, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Newcastle United 1  - 1 Watford FC
January 8, 2022 FA Cup 21/22 Leicester City 4  - 1 Watford FC
January 1, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Watford FC 0  - 1 Tottenham Hotspur
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Watford FC Premier League 21/22 form
Wolverhampton Wanderers Watford FC
20 Matches played 20
9 Matches won 4
158 Goal attempts 192
69 Shots on goal 76
63 Shots off goal 78
87 Corner kicks 87
48% Average ball possession 42%
26 Shots blocked 38
34 Cards given 39
224 Free kicks 223
39 Offsides 27
3 Shots on post 1
14 Goals by foot 18
2 Goals by head 5
17 Goals scored 23
15 Goals conceded 40
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Watford FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Wolverhampton Wanderers Watford FC
34 Matches 34
15 Home Matches 19
19 Away Matches 15
38 Total Goals 36
1.12 Average Goals Scored 1.06
11 Wins 11
11 Losses 11
12 Draws 12
Last 5 games & match results between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Watford FC
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

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Watford: Match preview

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Watford betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 16: Matty Cash of Aston Villa (l) competes with Adama Traoré of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Villa Park on October 16, 2021 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

Will Wolverhampton Wanderers’ impressive form continue?

Last time out, a week ago, Wolves held European Champions Chelsea to a goalless draw at Molineux.

The hosts actually felt aggrieved not to win the game but Daniel Podence’s tap-in was rightly ruled out for offside, even if the flag was extremely late in being raised.

Nevertheless, that result ensured Bruno Lage’s side are eighth in the table on Christmas Day.

For a side, who changed manager this summer, to be in the ‘best of the rest apart from West Ham position’ is impressive.

Admittedly, that title needs some work.

Wolves come into this Boxing Day game having only lost three of their last 13 outings, only suffering defeat against Crystal Palace, Liverpool and Man City.

1-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-1, 0-1, 1-0 and 0-0.

Not that isn’t some hidden message in binary code, it is Wolves’ last seven results with their score listed first.

In only four of Wolves’ 18 Premier League fixtures have both teams scored, with this last happening way back on 1 November against Everton.

So, to summarise, don’t expect a flurry of goals in this fixture.

Back in September, Lage actually enjoyed his first victory as Wolves manager down at Vicarage Road.

A comical own goal by Francisco Sierralta and then a close-range finish by Hwang Hee-chan saw the visitors win 2-0 in Hertfordshire.

This means Wolverhampton Wanderers can complete a league double over Watford for the first time in top division history.

Will the home fans in attendance enjoy some festive cheer in the shape of a home win?

Will Watford win away?

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Watford betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

WATFORD, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 16: Cucho Hernández of Watford is tackled by Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool FC during the Premier League match between Watford and Liverpool at Vicarage Road on October 16, 2021 in Watford, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

As for Watford, their results under Claudio Ranieri have been mixed to say the least.

This’ll actually be the Hornets first match for 16 days after their last two fixtures, against Burnley and Crystal Palace, were postponed.

How the Covid-19 outbreak has affected Watford’s preparations and their squad members individually remains to be seen.

What is known is that they come into this clash following four successive Premier League defeats.

In their last outing, they actually took the lead at the Brentford Community Stadium thanks to Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis’ header.

But, Brentford equalised five minutes from time before a kamikaze tackle by William Troost-Ekong gifted the hosts a stoppage time penalty.

The spot-kick was subsequently dispatched, in the 96th minute no less, as Watford left West London with nothing.

This means, since Ranieri’s arrival, they’ve taken just six points from nine games, losing seven of those fixtures.

Their two wins have been extremely memorable, 5-2 at Everton and 4-1 against Manchester United, but sadly extra points aren’t awarded for artistic impression.

Overall, Watford come into this fixture just one place and two points above the relegation zone.

The omens also don’t suggest and away win is on the cards.

This’ll be Ranieri’s eighth Boxing Day fixture and he’s failed to win the previous seven, losing four.

No manager in Premier League history has taken charge of more matches on 26 December without ever enjoying a victory.

Will Watford leave the Black Country with three vital points?


Wolverhampton Wanderers team news vs Watford

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Watford betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

LEEDS, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 23: Joe Gelhardt of Leeds United and Romain Saïss of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Elland Road on October 23, 2021 in Leeds, England. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Bruno Lage’s XI is largely settled right now, although he does have some persisting injuries to contend with.

José Sá has played every minute in the Premier League since joining from Olympiacos, keeping seven clean sheets and conceding just 14 times.

At the back will be the settled trio of captain Conor Coady with Romain Saïss and Max Kilman either side.

However, this will be disrupted when Saïss departs for the Africa Cup of Nations; Morocco’s first game is against Ghana on 10 January

This could be a problem as Willy Boly, who’d be at the tournament with Côte d’Ivoire anyway, and Yerson Mosquera are injured.

Likewise, at left-wing-back, Rayan Aït-Nouri has joined Jonny in the treatment room.

So, Marçal will continue in that position but, on the other side, Nélson Semedo could return in place of Ki-Jana Hoever.

A week ago, Leander Dendoncker came in against Chelsea to beef up the midfield.

However, for this, on paper, easier fixture, a double-pivot of Rúben Neves and João Moutinho might be trusted.

This’ll allow Lage to bring in an extra attacking player, although some of his options have been misfiring.

Francisco Trincão and Adama Traoré jointly both lead the way for an unwanted statistics in the Premier League: most shots without scoring (21).

Despite this, the former will come into the side, partially due to Hwang Hee-chan’s injury sustained away to Brighton.

So, Trincão will complete an attacking line-up also featuring Daniel Podence and Raúl Jiménez, the latter hoping to add to his three goals this season.

Will Wolves enjoy a win?

Watford team news vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Watford betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

WATFORD, ENGLAND – JANUARY 18: Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur shoots on goal saved by Ben Foster of Watford during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Vicarage Road on January 18, 2020 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

As for Watford, their XI is almost impossible to predict, due to the understandable anonymity around their Covid-19 outbreak.

So, all team news is subject to players isolating or suffering longer-term affects of having the virus.

In goal, they’ll certainly be hoping that Daniel Bachmann is available with first choice keeper Ben Foster currently injured.

At left-back, with Adam Masina injured and Danny Rose struggling for form, Jeremy Ngakia could switch over with Kiko Femenía on the right.

In the middle, after giving away a stoppage time penalty, William Troost-Ekong could lose his place to Christian Kabasele.

Midfield has recently been comprised of captain Moussa Sissoko, Tom Cleverley and one other.

Ozan Tufan, on loan from Fenerbahçe, could complete the trio with Juraj Kucka joining Imran Louza and Ken Sema on the bench.

Further forward, Ismaïla Sarr hasn’t featured since 20 November due to a knee ligament injury.

Without him, Josh King and Cucho Hernández will continue out-wide, supporting Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis.

Since arriving from Brugge, Dennis has scored seven goals and recoded five assists, meaning he’s been involved in 57% of their goals this season.

He’s certainly going to leave a huge void during AFCON; Nigeria’s first match is against Egypt on 11 January.

Will Watford win at Molineux?


Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Watford

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Watford

Predicted Watford line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Predicted Watford line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Highlights of Watford 0-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Highlights of Brighton & Hove Albion 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Highlights of Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 West Ham United

Highlights of Brentford 2-1 Watford

Highlights of Watford 4-1 Manchester United

Highlights of Everton 2-5 Watford

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Premier League table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Manchester City 22 18 2 2 54 13 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 13 6 2 55 18 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 23 12 8 3 46 18 28 44
4 West Ham United 22 11 4 7 41 30 11 37
5 Tottenham Hotspur 19 11 3 5 26 22 4 36
6 Arsenal FC 20 11 2 7 33 25 8 35
7 Manchester United 21 10 5 6 35 30 5 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 9 4 7 17 15 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 6 11 4 22 22 0 29
10 Leicester City 19 7 4 8 33 36 -3 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 5 9 7 30 31 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 5 9 7 25 33 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 7 2 11 27 32 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 22 6 5 11 25 36 -11 23
15 Leeds United 20 5 7 8 24 39 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 5 4 10 24 34 -10 19
17 Norwich City 22 4 4 14 13 45 -32 16
18 Watford FC 20 4 2 14 23 40 -17 14
19 Newcastle United 20 1 9 10 20 43 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 1 8 8 16 27 -11 11
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12:30 (UK), Sunday 26 December 2021.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 Watford.

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