Premier League Preview: Wolves vs Aston Villa Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Oct 8)
- Wolves looking to build on famous win over Man City last weekend
- Aston Villa chasing a fourth straight victory in the Premier League
The first West Midlands derby of the Premier League season takes place at Molineux on Sunday, as Aston Villa and Wolves collide in the Black Country. Both sides claimed big wins in the top flight last weekend, and both will be confident ahead of this fixture.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday, October 8, 2023, at 9:00 a.m ET
- Where: Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, England
- How To Watch: NBC
Aston Villa have emerged as a realistic contender for a European spot this term, as Unai Emery’s side have won five of their opening seven games this term. The Villa come into this showdown after scoring a massive 6-1 win over Brighton last weekend. Villa have won 15 points from their opening matches this term, which marks their best start to the Premier League season since 1998-99.
Meanwhile, it is the most points that have been accumulated by a side that was beaten on the opening weekend. However, they have a poor record at Molineux, as they have lost five of their last six visits to Wolves. Their only win over that period was a 1-0 success in the 2020-21 season.
There will be confidence around the Wolves camp coming into this weekend, as the Black Country club became the first side to beat Man City this term last Saturday, as they landed a shock 2-1 home win. They will now be chasing back-to-back wins in the Premier League for the first time since April.
Their record in this fixture has been excellent in recent seasons, as they have won three of their last four against Villa, while they have gone unbeaten throughout that sequence. Wolves have excelled at home throughout 2023, as they have suffered just four defeats in their 13 matches at Molineux.
Wolves vs Aston Villa Prediction
This should be an exciting West Midlands derby between Wolves and Aston Villa this weekend. However, it could be worth siding with the hosts based on their excellent record against their local rivals in recent seasons.