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Aston Villa play host to guests Wolves at Villa Park in this Premier League meeting on Saturday.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Aston Villa v Wolverhampton Wanderers, scroll down (plus the best game odds).
Aston Villa will be looking for an improved result here following the 2-1 Premier League loss in their previous game against Tottenham Hotspur.
In that match, Aston Villa managed 43% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. For Aston Villa, the goals were scored by Ollie Watkins (67') and Matt Targett (71' Own goal). Tottenham Hotspur had 17 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (27') scored for Tottenham Hotspur.
Dean Smith's Aston Villa have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a sum total of 7 times in their prior six outings. The corresponding tally of goals that they have conceded in that time stands at 7.
Their previous form shows that Aston Villa:
- have not been beaten in the league by Wolverhampton Wanderers in their last 2 matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 5 home league matches.
Wolves will go into this match after a 2-1 Premier League win with the downing of Newcastle United in their last game.
In that game, Wolverhampton Wanderers managed 52% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Wolverhampton Wanderers was Hee-Chan Hwang (20', 58'). For their opponents, Newcastle United had 8 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Jeff Hendrick (41') scored for Newcastle United.
In the course of their six latest matches, Bruno Lage's Wolverhampton Wanderers have had reason to celebrate scoring 7 times - earning them a goals per game average of 1.17.
Their past results show that Wolverhampton Wanderers:
- have not been beaten by Aston Villa when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
A review of their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 10/03/2018 shows that Aston Villa have won 3 of them and Wolves 2, with the number of drawn matches being 1.
A sum of 13 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 8 of them for The Villans and 5 created by Wolves. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
The last league contest between the two was Premier League match day 27 on 06/03/2021 when the final score was Aston Villa 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers.
In that match, Aston Villa had 49% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
At the other end, Wolverhampton Wanderers had 11 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Andrew Madley.
Team News: Aston Villa
The Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has a full complement, with no fitness worries at all coming into this game thanks to a fully healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Wolves
Wolves manager Bruno Lage has some current player fitness concerns. Yerson Mosquera (Hamstring Injury), Bruno Jordão (Unknown Injury), Oskar Buur (Unknown Injury), Francisco Trincão (Corona virus), Jonny Otto (Knee Injury) and Pedro Neto (Knee Injury) won’t be making appearances.
We’ve got the feeling that Wolverhampton Wanderers will need to push hard to be putting a goal past this Aston Villa lineup who we think might well get the vital goal that wins it.
We’re therefore anticipating a hard-fought 1-0 victory for Aston Villa when all is said and done.
Expecting it to be tight.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Villa Park (42,749)
Captain: Tyrone Mings
Chairman: Nassef Sawiris
Manager: Dean Smith
Competitions: Premier League position 10
🔑 Key Man: Danny Ings
Usually taking up the Striker position, Danny Ings was born in Hythe, England. After making a first senior appearance for Bournemouth in the 2010 - 2011 season, the gifted Forward has managed 2 league goals in the Premier League 2021 - 2022 campaign so far from a total of 7 appearances.