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 31 23 7 1 70:18 76
2 Manchester City 30 23 3 4 76:20 72
3 Tottenham 30 20 1 9 57:32 61
4 Arsenal 30 18 6 6 63:39 60
5 Manchester Unit 30 17 7 6 58:40 58
6 Chelsea 30 17 6 7 50:33 57
7 Wolverhampton W 30 12 8 10 38:36 44
8 Watford 30 12 7 11 42:44 43
9 West Ham 31 12 6 13 41:46 42
10 Everton 31 11 8 12 42:39 41
11 Leicester 31 12 5 14 40:43 41
12 Bournemouth 31 11 5 15 43:56 38
13 Newcastle Unite 31 9 8 14 31:40 35
14 Crystal Palace 30 9 6 15 36:41 33
15 Brighton 29 9 6 14 32:42 33
16 Southampton 30 7 9 14 34:50 30
17 Burnley 31 8 6 17 35:59 30
18 Cardiff 30 8 4 18 27:57 28
19 Fulham 31 4 5 22 29:70 17
20 Huddersfield 31 3 5 23 18:57 14