Aston Villa to Come Out on Top in the West Midlands Derby

    Aston Villa vs Wolverhampton Preview 16/10/2021

    13 Oct 2021 | Premier League | Preview
    Aston Villa to Come Out on Top in the West Midlands Derby

    The English Premier League returns this weekend following the international break and we have several fixtures to look forward to on Saturday afternoon including the meeting between Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

    The game will take place at Villa Park and the hosts begin the weekend in 10th place on 10 points, with the visitors in 12th place on 9 points, so there is not much to separate the teams.

    Aston Villa come into the match on the back of a 2-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur last time out. Having fallen behind in the 27th minute, Aston Villa made a good start to the second period and scored the equaliser in the 67th minute.

    However, they were level for only 4 minutes as an own goal cost them a point.

    That means Aston Villa have won only 2 of their last 6 games in all competitions. Both victories have come in the Premier League, with a good 3-0 home win over Everton and a fantastic 1-0 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

    Home form shows Aston Villa are undefeated in the Premier League this season. In addition to the win over Everton, Aston Villa have beaten Newcastle United 2-0 and were held to a 1-1 draw by Brentford.

    Trends show Aston Villa have scored 2 more goals in 3 of their last 4 home Premier League fixtures.

    Wolverhampton Wanderers make the short trip to Villa Park having previously defeated Newcastle United 2-1 at home. Wolves took the lead in the first half only to concede an equaliser shortly before the interval.

    However, Wolves came out strongly in the second half and despite almost going behind, they scored the winning goal in the 58th minute to take maximum points.

    It was an important victory for wolves on the back of the 1-0 win at Southampton and they have won 3 of their last 4 Premier League fixtures, including a 2-0 win at Watford.

    There have been 3 consecutive away wins in all competitions for Wolves but they have won only 4 of their last 17 away Premier League matches. Wolves have kept two clean sheets in their last 6 away league games and they have come in their two most recent away trips.

    Team news and Aston Villa are without the injured quartet of Morgan Sanson, Leon Bailey, Keinan Davis, and Trezeguet. Emiliano Martinez and Douglas Luiz could also miss out because of international fixtures.

    Wolves have five players who are likely to be unavailable for the game, with Francisco Trincão, Rúben Neves, Yerson Mosquera, Hugo Bueno, and Pedro Neto all on the treatment table.

    Aston Villa will be hoping they can cope without their two South American stars for this game. With the bulk of their regular starting XI still available, they should have enough to win the game and keep a clean sheet in the process.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    2 - 0
    2.25 3.25 4.00 -1 1 1
    2 - 3(0 - 0)
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