Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Aston VillaEnglish Premier League, KO: 14:00 Oct 8, 2023, Molineux
Wolverhampton Wanderers will be looking to build on that impressive win over Manchester City as they welcome Aston Villa to Molineux on Sunday. Wolves tend to do well in this fixture and with their confidence sky high at the moment, should get the better of Villa, who are often unconvincing on their travels.
Wolverhampton Wanderers will head into Sunday’s clash full of confidence following that impressive 2-1 win over Manchester City. They struck a fortunate opener after Ruben Dias put through his own net while Hwang Hee-Chan netted the winner midway through the second half.
That was only Wolverhampton Wanderers second Premier League win of the season but it was enough to ease them away from trouble as they are now three points above the bottom three. Gary O’Neil’s men will be keen to build some momentum and will head into Sunday’s clash feeling fresh after a full week’s rest.
Although they have still kept just a single clean sheet so far, one of the more impressive aspects of Wolves’ win over Manchester City was their defensive display. Marshalled by Craig Dawson and Max Kilman, they maintained their discipline for much of the encounter and will be targeting something similar on Sunday.
Aston Villa have fared much better than Wolverhampton Wanderers as they are challenging around the top end of the table. They are currently fifth having claimed five wins from their first seven matches so far.
The Villans were rampant last time out in the Premier League as they picked up an impressive 6-1 victory over Brighton with Oliie Watkins netting a hat-trick. They followed that up with a 1-0 victory over Zrinjski in the Europa League on Thursday.
For all of Aston Villa’s eye-catching moments this season, they have been a bit suspect on their travels so far. Unai Emery’s men have lost 5-1 and 3-1 at Newcastle United and Liverpool this season, although they did pick up a 1-0 victory over Chelsea in their previous away fixture.
How the bookies view it
Aston Villa have the upper hand among the bookies and are priced at 57/50 by Unibet to claim the win. Wolverhampton Wanderers are considered outsiders at home at 5/2 by bet365 while William Hill is offering odds of 13/5 for a draw.
Head to head
Wolverhampton Wanderers have done well in recent matches against Aston Villa and are unbeaten in the last six fixtures, claiming threw wins in that run. Wolves have also won the last two meetings at Molineux, including a 1-0 victory back in May.
Players to watch
Hwang Hee-Chan continues to come up with the goods for Wolverhampton Wanderers and has now scored four goals in seven Premier League matches so far. The forward will be the one to watch on Sunday and is priced at 19/5 by Unibet to score anytime.
Aston Villa will look to Oliie Watkins to provide the spark in attack following his hat-trick last time out. The striker also has four Premier League goals this season and is priced at 9/5 by William Hill to find the net on Sunday.
Anything else catch the eye?
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa have strikers with an eye for goal and with neither defence looking solid at the moment, both teams could be backed to score at 4/6 with bet365. The Villans have seen over 3.5 goals in two of their last three away matches and a repeat is priced at 21/10 by Unibet, who is also offering odds of 4/5 on over 2.5 goals.
Wolves have opened the scoring in the last three meetings with Aston Villa and could be backed to grab the first goal on Sunday at 11/8 with bet365.
This English Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa will be played on Oct 8, 2023 and kick off at 14:00. Check below for our tipsters best Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Aston Villa prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.