Wolves v Watford Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
September 24, 2019
Molineux - Premier League
Wolves host Watford at Molineux this weekend in a battle between to the Premier League's bottom two bottom sides in the West Midlands.
Each side won away at the other club in Premier League action in 2018-19, however Watford ensured bragging rights over Nuno Santo's side with a 3-2 extra time win in their FA Cup semi final clash.
Santo will be without defensive midfielder Roman Saiss, as he serves a one game ban following his red card at Crystal Palace last weekend, with Matt Doherty and Leander Dendoncker both set for late fitness tests ahead of the weekend fixture.
Watford have no new injury problems following their 8-0 hammering at Manchester City seven days ago, and Quique Sanchez Flores could be able to welcome back defender Craig Cathcart following a thigh problem. However Troy Deeney and Isaac Success are both still out of action.
Wolves v Watford Preview and Predictions
Wolves picked up a dramatic late draw away at Crystal Palace last weekend, with Diogo Jota's 96th minute goal ending a run of three straight defeats in all competitions for Santos's side following a tough start to September for the club. They have struggled to balance their Premier League schedule against competing in the qualifying rounds of the Europa League, with no wins in domestic action so far in 2019-20, with just four points from six league games so far.
Watford remain rooted to the foot of the table after their capitulation away at the defending champions last weekend, with Flores well aware of the rebuilding job he needs to do at the club in the coming weeks, and they are yet to pick up a win so far this season.
A hard earned draw in his first game, at home to Arsenal, provided a boost for the returning Spaniard, but he will need every bit of grit shown in that performance on display at Molineux, against another side already fighting for their lives in the early stages of the season.
Given the respective poor form of both sides it hard to pick a winner, and a draw looks to be a much more favourable option in this clash - priced at 11/5.
Wolves have managed more than one goal in a league game just twice so far this season, with the Hornets only managing it in that clash against Unai Emery's side and this one should be a low scorer, with an under 2.5 total goals scored bet available at 4/5.
A 1-1 draw at 11/2
Neither side can afford to lose this game, particularly Watford, as it would leave them five points adrift at the bottom of the table, and despite the early stage of the season, that would be a concern for Flores, with some tough games on the horizon.
Raul Jimenez to score anytime at 13/10
The Mexican is Wolves' top scorer so far this season, although the bulk of his goals have come in European action, but he remains the best source of a goal. He also played a key role against Watofrd last season, scoring twice in three appearances against them.