Molineux - Premier League
Wolves are looking to continue their great run of form against Watford, although the Wanderers will hope the international break doesn’t hurt them. The Hornets meanwhile will hope the break does them the power of good after their wonderful start was replaced by a serious slump.
These two teams have only been in the same division three times in the last decade. Wolves have won three of the last six meetings between the sides, while Watford have one victory to their name. The most recent match was a 2015 Championship clash that ended 2-2 at Molineux.
Nuno Santo became the first manager to name an unchanged starting XI for the first eight games of a Premier League season. The only threat to that incredible record is a slight injury concern to Rui Patricio, although the Portuguese goalkeeper is expected to be fit.
Javi Gracia can only dream of his opponents’ availability. He’s been beset with injuries for most of his time at Watford, with Daryl Janmaat, Tom Cleverley and Marc Navarro all set to miss this one. Furthermore, Christian Kabasele and Jose Holebas are suspended for the visitors.
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Watford Preview and Predictions
Both of these sides have made encouraging starts to the season. Wolves look like being a real success story after promotion from the Championship, while Watford won their first four matches of the campaign.
Things have turned in recent weeks for the Hornets though. They are without a win in their last four Premier League games, and suffered a painful 4-0 defeat at home to Bournemouth in their last game before the international break. Gracia’s side have shown they’re capable of putting together excellent performances, and they are 21/5 to get back to winning ways this weekend.
Wolves start as the favourites in the betting though, priced at 5/6. Nuno Santo has got his team playing some lovely football, although they could use some more goals to make sure of their standing within each game. The Wanderers have only scored nine times in eight games, but that’s been enough to see them rise to seventh in the table.
The hosts are looking for their third straight win, which would be their fifth in six Premier League outings. The other game in that run was a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, which could easily have been three points for Wolves. A stalemate here is available at 66/25.
Wolves to win to nil at 2/1
Wolves have won four of their last five Premier League games to nil, so this bet could be well worth your attention against a struggling Watford side.
Under 2.5 goals at 43/50
This bet would’ve paid out in all seven of Wolves’s most recent Premier League matches, and you can add the hosts as the winners for 14/5.