Wolves vs Aston Villa
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 12 December 2020
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Molineux Stadium.
The luck of the Lions seem to have run out after their strong opening to the season. At one point, they were the toppers of the table with a 100% winning record, and clean sheets in almost all of their games.
However, they have since went off course, and are now placed 12th in the table. They are trying their best to make a swift return to their winning ways, but the team just cannot catch a break. One after the other they have been allotted some of the best teams in the league to take on.
This weekend, they are pitted against the Wanderers. Nuno Espirito Santo’s men are desperately trying to get into a top-five spot – especially considering the outcome of the previous season.
In 2019-20, the Wanderers seemed they qualify for the Champions League. But towards the end they faltered a bit, and that cost them huge. On the final game week, they narrowly missed out on a spot even to the Europa.
Likely, expect a strong performance from the Wolves this Saturday at home. Do also note that they have a great h2h record against this rival over the years.
Wolves vs Aston Villa Head-to-head (h2h)
- Santo’s men had recorded a 0-1 win on the road the last time these two locked horns. The game had taken place in June of 2020.
- They had also won four of the previous six clashes.
- They have kept clean sheets in three of the preceding six encounters.
- At this venue, the hosts are on a three-fixture winning run.
- The home team has scored two or more goals in four of the past five meetings at this ground.
Wolves vs Aston Villa Prediction
The Wanderers lost 4-0 on the road the last match-day, against Liverpool. In the meantime, Dean Smith’s men lost 2-1 on the road against West Ham.
Going on, the Lions had lost four of their preceding five fixtures, and they had conceded two or more goals in all of these games. They had also lost four of the last six h2h meetings, and have a 100% losing record in the PL in the past eight years.
On the other hand, their counterparts were unbeaten in six of their preceding eight match-ups, and the two losses in the period had come against Leicester, and Liverpool. They were also unbeaten at home in 15 of the preceding 20 appearances.
On top of that, they are on a winning run in h2h clashes at this venue since 2017. Taking all these stats into account, expect the hosts Wolves to have the upper hand this weekend, against the struggling Aston Villa.
Wolves vs Aston Villa Betting Tips
Wolves 0, +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.44 (4/9)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.44 (4/9).