Wolves v Aston Villa Predictions & Betting Odds – 14th October 2017

Wolves to edge Midlands derby clash

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Championship Betting

Wolves v Aston Villa Betting Preview – Championship 14th October 3.00pm

A fierce Midlands derby is set for Saturday evening as Wolves play host to the improving Aston Villa. Wolves have enjoyed a fine season and they sit second in the Championship heading into the weekend so they have a lot to play for. But they will face an Aston Villa side who have put together a four match winning streak lately to rocket up the table and the Villains would pull themselves to within just the one point if they were to claim an away win in this high-profile Championship clash.

Wolves v Aston Villa Betting Tips

After a good strong start to the new season, Wolves are looking like one of the promotion candidates from the Championship this season. They have gone W7 D2 L2 so far and are ticking along nice under Nuno Espirito Santo and just before the intentional break, they banged out a 4-0 win at Bolton. At Molineux so far this season in the Championship, Wolves have a W3 D1 L1 record with the only slip up in that sequence happening against the current Championship leaders Cardiff. So overall they have gone well this season and they have not been behind at half time in any home game and therefore a Draw/Wolves half time/full time bet at bet365 fetches a decent price of 4/1. Wolves have only been losing one at half time in all league games, home and away, this season.

The loan signing of Diogo Jota from Atletico Madrid looks to have been a great bit of business and he is their top scorer this season and he is trading at 15/8 in the anytime goalscorer option, right alongside teammate Lohner Leo Bonatini. They have ten league goals between them this season in the Championship. Wolves took a home win over Aston Villa last season in the Championship with a 1-0 win after a 1-1 draw between them at Villa Park. Wolves have lost just one of their last five games against Villa. A repeat 1-0 victory for Wolves is at 11/2 in the bet365 correct score market with the 1-1 draw trading at a 5/1. This is probably going to be tight, so under 2.5 goals for the Midlands derby is a price of 4/6 and four of the last five league meetings between Wolves and Aston Villa have gone under the goal line.

Villa have had quite the turn around in form lately. They are sitting seventh in the division at the moment after a very strong four match winning streak. That run of winning form has come after they only took the one victory in their opening seven games of the league season. So Steve Bruce’s men have caught fire at the moment, but the level of opposition needs to be looked at. Each of the wins in that sequence happened against out of form sides from the bottom half of the table. But even with that said, you still have to take your chances and Villa have done just that. Overall they are unbeaten in their last eight league games with a great W5 D3 record. Villa have picked up five clean sheets in their last six games as well.

You have a price of 5/6 at bet365 on both teams NOT to score. Villa’s Jonathan Kodjia is the 9/2 bet365 First Goalscorer outright favourite and Albert Adomah has fired off four goals in four games for them lately and he is at 15/4 in the anytime goalscorer market. Away from home in the Championship this season, Villa‚Äôs record reads W2 D1 L2 and they have won their last two out on the road, thumping both Barnsley and Burton. The occasion of a derby day means that motivation and spirits are high and Villa look in a confident mood at the moment. Despite the Villains having won just one of their last five games against Wolves, they have gone W2 D2 L1 in their last five visits to Molineux.

Wolves v Aston Villa Betting Odds

Wolves 11/10, Draw 9/4, Aston Villa 13/5

Wolves v Aston Villa Predictions

Wolves to win: Wolves have a proven track record this season having shown plenty of quality and their only losses have been against other top three sides. Villa’s resurgence has come against sides only in the bottom half of the table and they may find Wolves just too good on the day in this Midlands derby.