Aston Villa vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Match Analysis & Prediction
04/01/2023 11:00 pm
Fresh off the back of an impressive victory over Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa return to the West Midlands to face local rivals Wolvehampton Wanderers in Wednesday’s Premier League derby.
While the hosts claimed a 2-0 victory over the Lilywhites in their most recent game, the visitors suffered a 1-0 defeat to Manchester United.
The Unai Emery revolution is gathering pace at Villa Park, but the Lions remain outside of the top half for the time being and enter their first home game of the New Year sitting 12th in the standings.
Collecting nine points and scoring eight goals in their first four Premier League matches under Emery has turned some heads, and just three of Villa’s last 10 league home matches have ended in defeat.
After being dropped to the bench for being late to a team meeting, Marcus Rashford’s impact substitution paid dividends for Manchester United against Wolves, as the England international scored the only goal of the game and had a second ruled out for handball not long after.
There was plenty for Julen Lopetegui to be encouraged about at Molineux, but a 10th defeat of season leaves Wolves in an increasingly dangerous position near the foot of the able, currently sitting in 19th place and one point worse off than 17th-placed West Ham United.
Wolves enjoyed back-to-back victories over Aston Villa in the 2021-22 season, claiming a 3-2 win at Villa Park before winning 2-1 at Molineux, and the Lions’ Premier League winless run against the Wanderers at home now stands at six matches.
Aston Villa vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers Head to head
In the previous 90 meetings between these two teams, Aston Villa have claimed 38 victories while Wolves have won 33, and they have drawn in 19. Wolves have scored 140 goals and conceded 160 in the process.
27/06/2020Aston Villa0Wolverhampton Wanderers1Premier League
12/12/2020Wolverhampton Wanderers0Aston Villa1Premier League
06/03/2021Aston Villa0Wolverhampton Wanderers0Premier League
16/10/2021Aston Villa2Wolverhampton Wanderers3Premier League
02/04/2022Wolverhampton Wanderers2Aston Villa1Premier League
Aston Villa Team News
Aston Villa’s Jacob Ramsey is still sidelined with a thigh problem alongside long-term Achilles victim Diego Carlos.
Philippe Coutinho and Morgan Sanson could be brought in for a rare starts if Luiz and McGinn are both ruled out, while Emiliano Martinez should now come back in for Robin Olsen in goal.
Aston Villa's Last 5 Matches
08/12/2022Aston Villa2Brighton & Hove Albion2Club Friendlies
11/12/2022Aston Villa1Chelsea0Club Friendlies
15/12/2022Aston Villa0Villarreal1Club Friendlies
26/12/2022Aston Villa1Liverpool3Premier League
01/01/2023Tottenham Hotspur0Aston Villa2Premier League
Wolverhampton Wanderers Team News
Wolves’ attacking trio of Chiquinho, Pedro Neto and Sasa Kalajdzic will remain in the treatment room for the foreseeable future.
Adama Traore replaced Diego Costa at half time on Saturday in a tactical move, and the latter could see his place under threat from Raul Jimenez and Matheus Cunha.
Wolverhampton Wanderers's Last 5 Matches
09/12/2022Wolverhampton Wanderers1Empoli1Club Friendlies
14/12/2022Cadiz3Wolverhampton Wanderers4Club Friendlies
20/12/2022Wolverhampton Wanderers2Gillingham0EFL Cup
26/12/2022Everton1Wolverhampton Wanderers2Premier League
31/12/2022Wolverhampton Wanderers0Manchester United1Premier League
Aston Villa vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers: Odds and Predictions
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