Thursday, July 9, 2020

Prediction: Wolves vs Watford

Harry Kettle in Free Soccer Predictions 19 Oct 2018


Prediction: Watford win

Best Odds: 17/4

Bookmaker: bet365

The Premier League returns following the international break this weekend, and there are a series of fascinating games for us to enjoy. One of them will take place at Molineux when Wolverhampton Wanderers face Watford, in a game that will pit two of the top flight’s surprise packages against one another. The Midlands club are everyone’s outside pick to make some noise in the European spots if they can carry on their current form, whereas Watford have had a very hot and cold start to the 2018/19 campaign.


Few could’ve anticipated just how strong Wolves would be to start off the Premier League season, although you could argue that all of the signs were there. Nuno has found a system that works and while many will continue to complain about the finances involved, it feels like that’s such a small part of the story now. The standard aim for newly promoted clubs is of course to avoid relegation, but in this instance, it legitimately feels like we could be looking at a top half team – and not just now, but for many years to come.

Team News

Wolves are set to stick to their guns once again, with Nuno preparing to same the same starting XI for the ninth consecutive Premier League game. That’s fairly unheard of, which seems to be the trend for this club.


Following their lightning start to the season it’d be fair to say that Watford have cooled off in recent weeks, with no wins in their last five games. It seemed inevitable that would happen eventually but they’ve still made the most of their opportunities, for the most part, and they seem like a side that won’t have to worry one bit about the threat of relegation. Still, it’ll be interesting to see if they’re able to pick up where they left off at some point, with this game against Wolves serving as a huge test.

Team News

Kiko Femenía will likely come in for Janmaat whereas Christian Kabasele will be suspended following his red card against Bournemouth.

Factors to Consider

  • The game will be played at Wolves’ Molineux Stadium.
  • Watford and Wolves are tied at 13-13 in the overall head to head rankings, with 18 draws.
  • In their last game back in March 2015, they drew 2-2.
  • Wolves have won three and drawn three in their last six games.
  • Watford have won one, drawn two and lost three in their last six games.


There’s every reason to think that Wolves can carry on this fantastic run of form they’ve enjoyed lately, but we’re actually going to predict the opposite. Watford’s poor form as of late could lead to the home side taking them lightly, even though that’s the last thing you should ever do against the Hornets. We believe the visitors will stun Wolves with back to back goals in the first half, before Wolves pull one back late on. Alas, Watford will get the last laugh, with a (very serious) prediction from us of 3-1.

Prediction: Watford win

Best Odds: 17/4

Bookmaker: bet365


Harry Kettle

Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.



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