Wolves will be looking to return to winning ways this weekend in the Premier League as they welcome home Aston Villa. The match schedules for Saturday at the Molineux with kickoff at 3:30 pm.
The hosts were heavily thrashed at the hands of Liverpool last weekend, while Aston Villa went down 2-1 in back to back match slips that saw the side drop to 12th. The side is currently two places down from their opponents.
Villa might enter the clash below Wolves, but they have two games in hand on several sides around them. Two wins from those matches could see the side rise to fourth in the table. The Villan’s match was called off last week due to a coronavirus outbreak in their opponent’s camp. The side head into the match after finishing a 12-day match rest.
Before their postponement, Dean Smith succumbed to losses to Brighton and West Ham by the same scoreline, thus making it four defeats in their last five. The only exception in their run was their 3-0 win against Arsenal.
Nuno Espirito Nuno’s side head into the match having drawn in their last two, winning two and losing two of their last six matches. The side has failed in back to back games in the top flight since mid-October. Their last week’s loss to Liverpool was a tough one for Espirito.
Wolves vs. Aston Villa Head to Head
Both sides have 24 games against each other, with Wolves taking home five wins while Villa with four wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Liverpool 4-0 Wolves
Arsenal 1-2 Wolves
Wolves 1-1 Southampton
Leicester 1-0 Wolves
Wolves 2-0 Crystal Palace
West Ham 2-1 Aston Villa
Aston Villa 1-2 Brighton
Arsenal 0-3 Aston Villa
Aston Villa 3-4 Southampton
Aston Villa 0-3 Leeds United
Wolves Team News
Nuno Espirito will have to do without striker Jimenez’s services out with a fractured skull picked against Arsenal. Daniel Podence will have to assume the role in the middle of the attack. The hosts might revert to either five or four at the back.
Aston Villa Team News
Ross Barkley remains ruled out with a hamstring injury. Bertrand Traore is pushing for a recall to replace Trezeguet. Jack Grealish continues his incredible form with ten goals this term.
Prediction and Odds
Both sides need this match to build their momentum, with a positive result proving a comeback for either side.
Goals Under 2.5
Most Goals: 1H