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 Manchester City 12 10 2 0 36:5 32
2 Liverpool 12 9 3 0 23:5 30
3 Chelsea 12 8 4 0 27:8 28
4 Arsenal 12 7 3 2 26:15 24
5 Tottenham 11 8 0 3 18:10 24
6 Bournemouth 12 6 2 4 21:16 20
7 Watford 12 6 2 4 17:14 20
8 Manchester Unit 12 6 2 4 20:21 20
9 Everton 12 5 4 3 19:15 19
10 Leicester 12 5 2 5 17:16 17
11 Wolverhampton W 12 4 4 4 12:13 16
12 Brighton 12 4 2 6 13:18 14
13 West Ham 12 3 3 6 14:18 12
14 Newcastle Unite 12 2 3 7 9:15 9
15 Burnley 12 2 3 7 12:25 9
16 Crystal Palace 12 2 2 8 8:17 8
17 Southampton 12 1 5 6 8:21 8
18 Cardiff 12 2 2 8 11:25 8
19 Huddersfield 11 1 4 6 6:20 7
20 Fulham 12 1 2 9 11:31 5