Aston Villa


Villa Park

10/03/2018 | 5:30 pm

Wolverhampton Wanderers


Villa Park

10/03/2018 | 5:30 pm

In a sentence: Top of the table Wolves travel to third placed Aston Villa this weekend.

Last time: Wolves comfortably beat Villa when the two met back in October. Nuno Santo’s side took the lead through Diogo Jota before substitute Leo Bonatini made it 2-0.

This time: Aston Villa are 11/5 to win, Wolves are 13/10 and a draw is 2/1.

You might remember: The last time Villa beat Wolves back in 2012. Darren Bent opened the scoring with a penalty, before goals from Michel Knightley and David Edwards switched the game in Wolves’ favour. However, two second half goals from Robbie Keane, and a red card to Carl Henry ensured that the villains left the Molineux with three points.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

A win at Villa Park would be a prize scalp for promotion-chasing Wolves

Wolves look back to their best, following a dip poor run of results in February, and they’ll need to be with Aston Villa in good form. The Villains haven’t lost at home since November and will pose a real threat to Wanderers title chances.

Aston Villa are 11/5 to win, and with Fulham breathing down their neck, will be pushing for a win against the league leaders. Bruce has cured his side of their shyness in front of goal, and the midlands side scored seven goals in their last two games.

Wolves are 13/10 to win, and are in sore need of the three points as well. Two draws and a defeat to Fulham means that the title race is very much still on, and if they fail to win this weekend, Cardiff have the opportunity to close the gap further. The Wanderers did impress in their defeat of Leeds on Wednesday, and will hope to build on it against Villa.

A draw is 2/1, and would be a decent result for both sides. With two of the best defences in the league, a scoreless draw is a real possibility.

Albert Adomah is 2/1 to score anytime and has been in scintillating form as of late. The winger has two goals and three assists in his last three games which has brought his total to 13 goals this season.

Diogo Jota is 5/2 to score against Villa despite failing to hit the back of the net in his last five games. The Portuguese winger did nab an assist against Leeds and looked to be back at his threatening best.

Match Summary


Look out for:

Goals from the left. Between them left-sided centre-back Willy Boly and left midfielder Barry Douglas have seven goals, and playing in front of them, Diogo Jota has 12. Its down the left flank that Wolves are most dangerous, especially given Hutton’s absence for Villa. Douglas is 10/1 to score anytime.


We fancy:

Less than 1.5 goals scored at 2/1. Neither side will want to lose so a controlled, low-scoring game is likely.


It’s a long shot, but:

Ruben Neves to score first at 16/1. The Portuguese midfielder has missed Wolves’ last two games and will be keen to make an impact.

Written by Greg Murray

Greg Murray focused on watching football rather than playing it after realising he wasn’t going to be the next Gianfranco Zola. Writing prolifically on Italian football while keeping an eye on the game around the world, Greg has also turned his pen to the aviation industry and the betting market.