Watford v Wolves Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
April 25, 2019
Vicarage Road - Premier League
It’s a re-run of the FA Cup semi-final from earlier this month, as Wolves head to Vicarage Road looking for revenge against Watford on Saturday. The Hornets secured a dramatic comeback victory at Wembley, but these two teams are also fighting to finish seventh in the Premier League.
Watford came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 in extra-time a few weeks back, which followed a 2-0 victory for the Hornets at Molineux earlier in the campaign. The last time the teams were in the same division before this season was in the Championship in 2014/15, when Wolves won 1-0 at Vicarage Road before a 2-2 draw in the return.
Troy Deeney is banned for this game following his sending off against Arsenal a couple of weeks ago. Jose Holebas and Tom Cleverley are both doubts for Javi Gracia’s side, while Domingos Quina and Sebastian Prodl are definitely out.
Wolves have no injury troubles ahead of this game, meaning Nuno Santo is able to name a settled side once again. There’s certainly no need to make sweeping changes following a resounding 3-1 victory over Arsenal on Wednesday night.
Watford v Wolverhampton Wanderers Preview and Predictions
Just a single point separates these two teams coming into this game, which could prove pivotal in which team finishes seventh. Unless Watford beat Manchester City in the FA Cup final, that’ll mean Europa League football next season, which would be an incredible achievement for either club.
Watford come into Saturday’s encounter on the back of a somewhat disappointing midweek fixture. The Hornets conceded the Premier League’s fastest-ever goal after just seven seconds, and toiled for large periods against a Southampton side fighting for survival. Andre Gray’s last-minute equaliser rescued a point for Gracia’s side though, who start as the slight favourites in the betting for this one.
The hosts are 13/8 for the win, while Wolves are available at 2/1. The Wanderers blew Arsenal away in midweek to lead 3-0 at half-time, showing once again their ability to pick up results against the big teams. Problems have come against the lesser sides, while Wolves haven’t won any of their last five away games.
It’s a tough one to call between two evenly matched sides, who are both capable of playing slick football at times. They both have the forwards to cause each other problems, so the draw could be a decent bet for this game at 47/20.
Both teams to score at 10/11
Both sides have difficult away games against top-six sides in their final two matches, and there’s plenty of quality in each team’s attack.
Score draw at 18/5
There isn’t much to separate the sides coming into this game, and this bet could be a good way to improve the odds on the stalemate.