Saturday, at 15:00, Wolverhampton receives Watford’s visit to the Molineux stadium in the 9th round of the English Championship. Nuno Espirito Santo’s team is looking to keep their impeccable balance on their own ground in front of a speeding rival: Javi Gracia’s “wasps” have not won in the 4-stage Premier League.
Wolverhampton has a dream start after advancing in the first league and is in 7th place with 9-6 golaver and 4-3-1 balance. Watford had begun the season with four wins in so many matches, but now he’s down to 9th (goal 11-12). The defeat of the “wasps” has been vulnerable lately and the latest results speak for themselves about the lack of inspiration of the Londoners: 0-4 with Bournemouth and 0-2 with Arsenal, matches where neither the attack was not productive. Wolverhampton knows what they have to do to annihilate their rival, which shines only through the achievements of some football players in the offensive.
Watford has only one victory in the last 15 away games of the Premier League.
Basically, if Nuno Santo’s defensive system is going to yield, Troy Deeney and Andre Gray will remain isolated around the opponent’s edge, which will limit Watford’s number of opportunities. Wolves has an excellent construction and excellent passage thanks to the creativity of the Portuguese in the first “11”. With Neves and Moutinho in the middle, Wolverhampton is hard to block when he starts his attacks, and Watford will have to withstand a steady pressure coming in both the center and the flanks. From a qualitative point of view, the hosts have a clear advantage in this dispute, especially as the Midlands band has a valid lot.
Wolves knows how to defend against any opponent and the latest recommended “wolves” as a solid team: 1-0 at Crystal Palace, 2-0 with Southampton, 0-0 with Leicester, 1-1 with Manchester United, 0 with Burnley and 1-0 at West Ham! They scored under three goals in each of the previous seven stages played by Wolverhampton, just as it did in 5 of Watford’s last 6 trips. Without a 6-match match, Wolverhampton meets an advesrar who has won only one away from the last 15 matches in the championship! The previous round, the “wasps” gave away 0-4 in front of Bournemouth, but played more than a half in half.
THE PROBABLE TEAMS
Wolverhampton: Rui Patricio – R. Bennett, Coady, Boly – Doherty, Moutinho, Ruben Neves, Jonny – Helder Costa, Raul Jimenez, Diogo Jota
Watford: Foster – Femenia, Mariappa, Cathcart, Masina – W. Hughes, Doucoure, Capoue, Pereyra – A. Gray, Deeney
PREDICTION: Wolves to win @ 1.78