Aston Villa Meet Local Rivals Wolves with Plenty at Stake

    Aston Villa vs Wolverhampton Preview 06/03/2021

    06 Mar 2021 | Premier League | Preview
    Aston Villa Meet Local Rivals Wolves with Plenty at Stake

    There are four fixtures to enjoy in the English Premier League on Saturday the 6th of March including the meeting between Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Villa Park.

    As things stand at the time of writing, Aston Villa are in 9th place on 39 points while Wolverhampton Wanderers are in 12th place on 34 points.

    Aston Villa come into the match having suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat at Sheffield United on Wednesday night.

    The game provided an opportunity for Aston Villa to close the gap on the teams above them but despite playing against ten men for much of the second half, they failed to score a goal.

    That was a second defeat in 3 Premier League fixtures for Aston Villa following the 2-1 home loss at the hands of Leicester City and the good 1-0 victory at Leeds United.

    Trends show Aston Villa have been inconsistent of late and they have picked up just 4 wins from their 13 most recent games in all competitions.

    Aston Villa have won only one of their last 4 Premier League matches and one of their 3 most recent home league games. In fact, Aston Villa have won just 3 of their 9 home Premier League games.

    Aston Villa have managed to score at least one goal in each of their last 5 home league matches and have kept 4 clean sheets in their last 6 on home soil.

    Wolverhampton Wanderers come into the game having lost 4-1 at Manchester City on Tuesday night. Wolves gave a good account of themselves for much of the game but despite having scored the equalising goal in the 61st minute, Manchester City went on to add 3 goals to their tally inside the final 10 minutes of the match.

    That result means Wolves have lost one of their last 6 Premier league games. They have picked up victories at home against Arsenal and Leeds United plus away at Southampton.

    There have also been two draws, one of which was at home against Leicester City and the other away at Newcastle United.

    Away form shows Wolves have won only one of their 9 most recent games on the road. They have suffered defeat at Burnley, Liverpool, Manchester United, Crystal Palace, and Manchester City.

    Conceding goals has been a problem and Wolves have managed to keep just a single clean sheet in their last 11 away Premier League matches.

    Team news and Aston Villa will be hoping to have Jack Grealish available following a shin injury. Matty Cash, Kortney Hause, and Wesley Moraes are all injured.

    Wolverhampton Wanderers continue without the injured trio of Fernando Marcal, Daniel Podence, and Raul Jimenez.

    Aston Villa must come into this game as the favourites to win, especially as Wolves have been struggling to keep clean sheets away from home. This could be a high scoring contest, with a home victory and over 2.5 goals scored.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    2 - 1
    2.65 3.10 2.95 1 -1 -1
    0 - 0(0 - 0)
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