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Watford v Wolves Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

April 03, 2019

- Grant Whittington

Wembley Stadium - FA Cup

It’s Wolves against Watford at Wembley on Sunday afternoon, as these two teams battle it out to return to the capital in May’s FA Cup final. Both sides prepared for this massive match in the perfect way in their midweek fixtures, and will be full of confidence.

Past Meetings

Watford beat Wolves 2-0 away from home earlier this season, which was the first time the teams had met since 2015 in the Championship. It ended 2-2 at Molineux that day, after Wolves had beaten the Hornets 1-0 in their own backyard earlier in the campaign.

Team News

Watford have three players who are rated as doubtful for this game. Isaac Success, Tom Cleverley and Adalberto Penaranda are all struggling with injuries, but will be doing everything in their power to be fit for the weekend.

Wolves meanwhile has a clean bill of health. The Wanderers have barely had any players on the treatment table this season, and Nuno Santo has a full complement of players to pick his starting XI from here.

Watford v Wolverhampton Wanderers Preview and Predictions

Although Manchester City will probably lie in wait in the final, this is a huge chance for both of these teams to reach the Wembley showpiece. There’s only a single point separating the sides in the Premier League table, so this promises to be a closely-fought contest.

Watford come into the game on the back of a convincing 4-1 win against Fulham on Tuesday, sending the Cottagers back down to the Championship. The Hornets are capable of playing exciting football going forward, but Javi Gracia will need to work out how to break down his team’s well-organised opponents.

Wolves showed their hard work on the training pitches is paying off with an excellent performance in beating Manchester United 2-1 in midweek. They happily let United have the ball when it suited them, before pressing at the right moments and springing forward with their incisive passing.

The victory over United mirrored their 2-1 success over the Red Devils in the FA Cup quarter-finals, while Watford lost by the same scoreline at Old Trafford last weekend. That helps Wolves start as favourites in the betting, priced at 11/8, while Watford are 9/4. This game is 23/10 to go into extra-time, while Wolves are 8/11 to qualify for the final, with Watford at 11/10.

Recommended Bets

Over 2.5 goals at 6/5

Wolves have seen over 2.5 goals in five of their last six FA Cup matches, while each of Watford’s last seven games in all competitions have served up three or more goals.

Wolves to win 2-1 at 9/1

This game is set to be a tight affair settled by the odd goal, and the Wanderers have the slight edge following their impressive performances in recent weeks.

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