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Watford vs Wolves: Hornets to shade tight tussle

Kick-off: 1500, 11/09/2021

Stadium: Vicarage Road

There has been little to shout about for both of these teams this season, with Watford’s win over Aston Villa now looking a long time ago.

Wolves’ first campaign without Nuno Espirito Santo in the dugout has got off to the worst possible start, losing all three games.

Despite that, they are priced up as favourites for this trip to London.

However, it is the hosts we fancy to pick up the three points at 23/10 for our initial Watford vs Wolves prediction.

A Look At Watford’s Betting Odds

A summer cull at Vicarage Road was complete when club captain Troy Deeney left for Birmingham at the end of the transfer window and this feels like the beginning of a new era for the Hornets.

Xisco Munoz’s new-look side return from the international break looking to recreate their matchday one heroics over Villa.

Since then, back-to-back defeats at the hands of Brighton and Tottenham see them sit in 12th and with questions beginning to mount.

Most importantly, where the goals will come from?

The Vicarage Road faithful have only had one goal to cheer since the opening weekend of the season, thanks to Ashley Fletcher’s EFL Cup winner against Crystal Palace.

They will be hoping to see Ismaila Sarr recapture the form that saw him lead the club’s scoring charts in last season’s promotion campaign.

There is likely to only be the odd goal either way here, though, so a chance is taken on the home side to record a 1-0 victory at 15/2 in our Watford vs Wolves betting tips.

Last Watford line-up: Bachmann, Troost-Ekong, Masina, Cathcart, Sierralta, Etebo, Sissoko, Kucka, King, Sarr, Dennis.

Watford attacker Joao Pedro could make his first appearance of the season after returning to training following a knee injury. Ozan Tufan could make his debut but Ben Foster (hamstring) is injured.

A Look At Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Betting Odds

Alarm bells are beginning to ring in the west midlands as Wolves languish in the relegation zone following three straight defeats.

As well as having no points on the board, they are also one of only two clubs yet to register a league goal.

The pressure is firmly on new gaffer Bruno Lage to start delivering results, with a League Cup win over Championship strugglers Nottingham Forest the sole bright spark in a disappointing August.

Hope is taken from all three losses being by just the solitary goal and they were arguably the better side in their most recent outing against Manchester United.

However, their struggles in front of goal are highlighted by the fact they are yet to convert any of 15 attempts on target.

With all three of their league contests ending 1-0 and their forward line struggling, under 1.5 total goals appeals at 7/4 from the Watford vs Wolves odds.

Last Wolves line-up: Jose Sa, Marcal, Coady, Semedo, Kilman, Neves, Saiss, Moutinho, Jimenez, Trincao, Traore.

Hwang Hee-Chan could be in line for a debut but Jonny and Pedro Neto are out and expected to be sidelined for two or three months.

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Last result:

WATFORD 0-1 Tottenham

WOLVES 0-1 Man Utd

Head-to-head: Watford 2-1 Wolves, Wolves 2-0 Watford, Watford 1-2 Wolves, Watford 3-2 Wolves (AET), Wolves 0-2 Watford

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