Wolverhampton v Watford Premier League betting preview and tips

16:00 Sat 20 Oct
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: 1
Units: 1/5
Odds: -120

Wolverhampton Wanderers were around 16/1 to win the Championship title last season and promptly swept all before them. Nuno has recruited further ahead of a Premier League campaign and the Midlands side go from strength to strength.

Some might think that the Wolves bubble will eventually burst but perhaps they are top half of the table material and they already have fifteen points on the board after eight games played.

The run of games haven’t been too difficult although Wanderers have held Manchester City at home and Manchester United away, with the three-man central defence looking sturdy and recently enjoying clean sheets against Southampton and Crystal Palace.

This looks like a good time to be playing Watford considering that the visitors’ form has well and truly fallen off a cliff in recent weeks. After a winning start and four consecutive victories on the board, there has been one draw and three defeats.

Javi Gracia admits that his team didn’t perform to the right level at home to Bournemouth before the international break as the visitors ran riot and recorded a 4-0 victory against a side whose confidence has started to ebb away.

Watford haven’t kept a clean sheet since the opening day and have now gone nearly three Premier League games without a goal, suggesting that more creativity is required despite the appearance of Pereyra and Hughes.

The visitors would be happy with a draw out of this one and might adopt a defensive strategy but we’re confident that Wolves can find a way to win before the final whistle is blown.

BETTING TIP
Wolves to win @ 1.83 with bet365

Team News

Wolverhampton: 3-4-3 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Watford: 4-2-3-1 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 11
    Rui Patricio
  • 15
    Willy Boly
  • 16
    Conor Coady
  • 05
    Ryan Bennett
  • 19
    Jonny
  • 28
    Joao Moutinho
  • 08
    Rúben Neves
  • 02
    Matt Doherty
  • 18
    Diogo Jota
  • 09
    Raul Jimenez
  • 10
    Helder Costa
  • 26
    Ben Foster
  • 21
    Kiko Femenía
  • 06
    Adrian Mariappa
  • 15
    Craig Cathcart
  • 11
    Adam Masina
  • 16
    Abdoulaye Doucoure
  • 29
    Etienne Capoue
  • 07
    Gerard Deulofeu
  • 19
    Will Hughes
  • 37
    Roberto Pereyra
  • 10
    Isaac Success

Premier League

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Liverpool 23 19 3 1 54:13 60
2 Manchester City 23 17 3 3 59:16 54
3 Tottenham 22 16 0 6 46:23 48
4 Chelsea 23 14 5 4 40:19 47
5 Arsenal 23 13 5 5 48:32 44
6 Manchester Unit 23 13 5 5 46:33 44
7 Watford 23 9 6 8 32:32 33
8 Wolverhampton W 23 9 5 9 27:31 32
9 Everton 23 8 7 8 33:30 31
10 Leicester 23 9 4 10 29:29 31
11 West Ham 23 9 4 10 30:34 31
12 Bournemouth 23 9 3 11 33:42 30
13 Brighton 23 7 5 11 25:32 26
14 Crystal Palace 23 6 4 13 23:32 22
15 Southampton 23 5 7 11 25:40 22
16 Burnley 23 6 4 13 23:43 22
17 Newcastle Unite 23 5 6 12 19:31 21
18 Cardiff 23 5 4 14 19:44 19
19 Fulham 23 3 5 15 21:51 14
20 Huddersfield 22 2 5 15 13:38 11