Preview - Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Aston Villa 10 November 19

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Match Day 12
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Aston Villa
Sunday, November 10th 2019
22:00pm (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Molineux Stadium

Wolverhampton Wanderers:
Last five matches form: W W D D D
Average goals per match: 1.27
Average goals against per match: 1.27
Top Scorer: Raúl Jiménez (4)

Aston Villa:
Last five matches form: D W W L L
Average goals per match: 1.45
Average goals against per match: 1.64
Top Scorer: Wesley (4)


Following a fairly slow start to the season, Wolves have picked up a little of late and head into this home clash with new boys Aston Villa unbeaten in their past five in the Premier League. No side in the division has drawn as many games as Wolves though, and they will be looking for three points in what would look to be an eminently winnable home game.


The last two league meetings between theses sides came in the 2017/18 Championship season. Wolves coming out on top 2-0 in this one, but Aston Villa comfortable 4-1 winners in the reverse.


Willy Boly looks like being the sole absentee for the home side, whilst Jota and Keinan Davis are set to miss out for Aston Villa.


It's been pretty slow and steady for Wolves at home so far this season, with their only win having come against rock bottom Watford. Thumped by Chelsea here, their other three games - against Manchester United, Burnley and Southampton - all finished 1-1.


Villa have had a relatively tough start on the road, losing to Palace, Spurs, Arsenal and Man City, but did run riot in a 5-1 success at Norwich.


Aston Villa may have a slight freshness advantage having had the week off, whereas Wolves were in Europa League action.


Most will be favouring a home win here, and whilst we would agree with that overall, this may well be pretty tight.


Prediction: Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 1 Aston Villa

Harry85

Half time: 1 - 0
Full time: 2 - 1
Shots: 17 - 13
Shots on target: 11 - 2
Corner Kicks: 5 - 4
Possession: 50% - 50%


Romain Saiss, Diogo Jota, Joao Moutinho and Jonny Otto were all booked for the home side, with referee Anthony Taylor also taking the names of Frederic Guilbert, Marvelous Nakamba and Tyrone MIngs of Villa.


An even match on the possession stats, but it was Wolves who were way more effective with the ball that they did have. A total of eleven shots on target would generally be enough to claim the three points, and so it proved here as the hosts ran out more comfortable winners than the final score-line would suggest.


Wolves were the most threatening side almost from the off, but had been struggling to create much in the way of clear cut chances. They did manage to take a lead into the break though. Joao Moutinho laying a free kick from the right back to Ruben Neves around twenty yards out and central. Neves firing an excellent strike into the right-hand side in the 41st minute. 1-0 at the interval.


It was almost two four minutes into the second half. Adama Traore attacking into the right of the area and thumping an effort off the bar.


The second finally did arrive six minutes from time. Traore - who is now threatening to become the player he always promised to be - skinning his man down the right and laying the ball back to Raúl Jiménez to sweep home into the bottom left from 16-yards.


Villa did manage to grab a consolation in the first minute of stoppage time. A corner from the left making its all the way through to Trezeguet to the right of the six-yard box. Trezeguet smashing home low down the middle. No time for anything more though. 2-1 final score.


Wolves up to eighth with this win. Villa down in seventeenth and three points clear of the relegation zone.

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