Predicted Lineups: Predictions, Picks and Odds for Wolves versus Aston Villa

Arlo Gibbons


The Wolverhampton Wolves will host Aston Villa in a highly anticipated match at Molineux Stadium. Both teams are coming off disappointing losses and will be eager to bounce back, making this an exciting fixture for football fans.

The Wolves’ recent 6-0 defeat at the hands of Brighton was one of their worst performances in the league in over a decade. However, they have managed to widen the gap to the relegation zone and are nearly in the clear. Still, they will have a lot to prove in front of their home crowd, and a win against Aston Villa would see them officially avoid a bottom-three finish.

Aston Villa, on the other hand, had their 10-game unbeaten run in the EPL ended by Manchester United and their first scoreless match in 21 fixtures under manager Unai Emery. They need to get back on track with this match as they hope to finish in the top five and qualify for the Europa League next season. Villa has won eight of their last 11 matches and boasts a remarkable defensive record, keeping a clean sheet in seven of their past eight wins in the EPL.

From a betting perspective, the odds for the match see the Wolves at +200, Aston Villa at +145, and a draw at +220. The over/under stands at 2.5 with odds of (+122/-148), whereas both teams to score is priced at (-112/-112). However, given recent form, Aston Villa draw no bet at -134 seems to be a strong pick.

In terms of goal-scoring, the Wolves have struggled all season, ranking 18th in goals scored per match (0.9) while Villa ranks ninth in goals scored per match (1.4). Furthermore, Villa has consistently outperformed the Wolves defensively, ranking sixth in goals conceded per match (1.2) compared to the Wolves at 13th (1.5).

Villa’s strength in defense is likely to cause issues for Wolverhampton, who struggle to put the ball in the back of the net. Villa’s Ollie Watkins has been successful on the road, netting six in a row between January and mid-April. If Villa’s goal-scoring threats, like Bailey or Coutinho, return for this match, it will be very unlikely that Villa is shut out.

Overall, this match is setting up to be an exciting fixture between two clubs looking to improve their league positions. While Wolverhampton is nearly in the clear from the relegation zone, they need to prove themselves to their fans after a recent poor performance. Aston Villa needs this win to have a chance at qualifying for the Europa League next season. With Villa’s recent success and potential returning players, they seem poised to take the victory in this match.


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