BETTING & MATCH PREDICTION
Aston Villa host Wolves on Saturday afternoon in the West Midlands derby, with just one point separating the two sides in the table.
The Villains were unable to make it three wins in a row in their last game. They were beaten 2-1 by Spurs, with Villa not really making Lloris do much, as well as scoring an own goal to give the opposition the win.
Villa finished 11th last season and are currently one place ahead of that in the table now. It has been a decent start to the season for Dean Smiths side, with their best performance coming away to Man United.
On their day, Aston Villa can be very good and they will be hoping for a big response this weekend. It’ll be a tough game against Wolves who have started to find some form and Villa’s defence will need to improve from the last game.
After a poor start to the 2021/22 season, Wolves seemed to have found some good form of late. They beat Newcastle 2-1 in their last game, with new signing Hwang Hee-Chan being the star of the show, getting both of his side’s goals.
Wolves have had a huge lift with the return of Raul Jiminez and he is only being helped by Chan who is taking some of the goal-scoring pressure off of him. For Wolves, a mid-table finish would be a good season, especially under a new manager.
After two good performances lately, we expect Wolves to take the game to Villa here. There is a chance to go ahead of them in the table and keep up the good form. A back three seems to be suiting them also meaning they can go forwards and have cover on the counter.
Villa are without Trezeguet, Davis, Sanson and Bailly this weekend.
Trincao, Bueno, Neto and Mosquera will miss the games, with Neves a doubt for Wolves.
Villa are the favourites for this one, but with it being a local game and both sides in good form, we fancy a draw!
PREDICTION – DRAW
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LONG TERM TRENDS
In the 2020/21 Premier League season, 71% of Aston Villa matches ended over 1.5 goals. 11% ended over 4.5 goals and Both Teams Scored at the rate of 50%. Trends and streaks for the current season are listed below.
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|Each Team 3+ Corners in their last 6 league matches|
|Each Team 4+ Corners in their last 6 league matches|