Wolves host Aston Villa in a Premier League outing at 2 pm on October 8. Wolves sit 15th in the table after seven games with two wins, one draw and four losses.
Aston Villa are up in 5th with five wins and two losses. Despite Villa being favourites to secure the three points on paper, history suggests Wolves have a great chance of picking up the win.
You can back Wolves to beat Aston Villa on Sunday at 5/2 with bet365.
On paper, Aston Villa should be coming out on top at the Molineux Stadium and you can back them to do so at 11/10 with bet365.
However, a number of stats surrounding both teams ahead of the match suggest a Wolves win is more likely than many people assume:
- Aston Villa manager Unai Emery has never beaten Wolves in five attempts as a coach, losing two and drawing three.
- Villa have managed to beat Wolves just once in the previous eight meetings between the pair (a 1-0 win in the Premier League in December 2020). The remaining seven games have seen Wolves win five, with the final two matches ending in draws.
- Aston Villa are statistically much weaker away from home this campaign. Emery’s men are unbeaten at Villa Park, scoring 13 and conceding two. Away from home, they have lost two, scored five and conceded nine.
- Wolves are stronger at home, scoring in every outing at Molineux and, most recently, beating Manchester City 2-1.
With Aston Villa’s defence poor away from Villa Park and Wolves scoring in all their home games this season, Hwang Hee-chan - Wolves’ top scorer with five - is expected to be among the goals this weekend. The South Korean is 10/3 to score anytime vs Aston Villa with bet365.