Wolves vs Aston Villa
2017/18 EFL Championship
Date: Saturday, 14th October 2017
Kick off at 17:30 UK/18:30 CET
The late Saturday game is the cream of the crop this round. Wolves are definite promotion favourites while Aston Villa needed some time to pick up pace but now are looking like strong promotion candidates.
Wolves did what was expected from them last round. The put 4 past Burton and proved again that they can be trusted to score goals. All goals came from different players which shows how much talent and competition for places is present in the team.
Villa were far from impressive last round. Sure they got the points against Bolton but they should have done it in a comfortable manner. Villa took the lead through Kodjia in the 39th minute and kept it till the end. Taylor saw the red card deep into extra time but the team still managed to hold onto their lead.
Form and Tactical Analysis
Wolves are currently second right behind Cardiff. The team spent a lot of money before the season and now it all pays off. They have the most joint victories in the league with Cardiff and Sheffield United and no wonder these 3 are the top of the league. Wolves have won 3, lost one and drawn 1 in their home games so far and will be confident of getting a result on Saturday.
Wolves are playing entertaining attacking football but at the same time they tend to keep tight at the back and get some clean sheets. They usually keep in a loose 3-4-3 formation with lots of pace and width.
The team had a nightmare start of the season but is beginning to look like a promotion contender. 7th place in the table gives a good opportunity for attacking the top places. Villa opened the season with just a point out of 3 games and people easily wrote them off. Now they are unbeaten in 8 games and picked 4 victories in a row with 5 clean sheets.
Aston Villa played in a 4-4-2 formation against Bolton hoping to stretch the opposition defense and break through. The barely managed to do it but since switching to 4-4-2 the team started to play better and looks more consistent.
Wolves vs Aston Villa: Head to head
The dominant result between the sides is the draw. There are 5 draws and 2 victories for each team in the last 9 games.
At home wolves have 1 victory, 3 draws and 1 defeat in the last 5 home games against the Villans.
6 out of those 9 games saw both teams finding the net and 4 out of the 5 home games for Wolves.
Wolves vs Aston Villa: Prediction
When wolves are playing this season the primary pick is associated with goals. They tend to score a lot but with all the offensive minded players in their team they sometimes let in easy goals. Villa have found the net in all 4 previous visits and will be looking to do it again.
Wolves vs Aston Villa: Bet Tips
BTTS: Yes for 1.95 with William Hill