17:30 Saturday

Aston Villa vs Wolves Stats

  • Aston Villa have scored in their last 6 home games.
  • Wolves have scored in 3 consecutive away games.
     

Betting Tip: Both Teams to Score

This reverse fixture went off at Molineux with 11 cards including 2 reds in a hotly contested West Midlands derby. It ended 1-0 to Villa that time courtesy of a last gasp Anwar El-Ghazi penalty and that fury from Wolves will no doubt be a driving force for them in this one.

The Old Gold remain without Raul Jimenez but Willian Jose could come back in to be a foil for the likes of Adama Traore and Pedro Neto and they will cause some problems. They’ve scored in three consecutive league away games now and will pose a threat on the break. It’s hard not to see Villa scoring though, even though they’ve been without the highly influential Jack Grealish for the last couple of games they’ve still managed to notch in the last half a dozen games. Both teams to score therefore makes appeal at just under even-money.

Betting Tip: Leander Dendoncker to be Carded

I’m hoping that this one kicks off like that last one and the cards flow. One player who was cautioned in that game is Belgian utility man Leander Dendoncker and he’s likely to deputise on the right of a back three and have to cover the likes of El-Ghazi or Grealish. He’s right up their in terms of fouls conceded per game for Wolves too. At a chunky 11/2 he looks worth getting with again here.

Betting Tip: Ahmed El-Mohamady to be Carded

One player that didn’t play in that game was Villa right-back Ahmed El-Mohamady. He’s been the back up to Matty Cash who is now out injured.

Cash was on 5 cards before his injury, one was handed to him in this fixture, but Elmo has stepped in admirably with 2 cards in his last 3 games. Villa right-backs don’t seem to get much protection and with Adama or Neto likely to be playing off the left, quotes of 6/1 on the Egyptian to go into the book also look too good to turn down.

Aston Villa vs Wolves Odds

Villa are the favourites to win this one, with best odds of 6/4.

Where is the value?

  Aston Villa Draw Wolves
Best Odds 6/4 11/5 9/4

Both Teams to Score - Yes - 2pts @ 19/20
Dendoncker to be Carded - 1pt @ 11/2
El-Mohamady to be Carded - 1pt @ 6/1