Wolves will look to get back to winning ways when they host bottom-of-the-table Watford at the Molineux in the Premier League on Saturday.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side is currently struggling to juggle European and domestic football well and the results are there for all to see. After surprising one and all with good football and great results last season to secure a top-half finish, they have stuttered in the league so far this season.
Wolves are yet to win a single PL game this season, drawing 4 and losing 2. Their 4 points currently place them 19th in the table, only above Watford. However, the side is much better than their position suggests and this is primarily due to Europa League exertions taking their toll on a small squad.Embed from Getty Images
However, Wolves will not want to get drawn into a relegation battle and would want to get out of the drop zone as early as possible. The visit of a toothless Watford side offers a great chance to pick their first win of the season.
Coming to Watford, they are looking likely to be one of the favorites to get relegated this season after just 6 games. The Hornets are yet to win a single game this season and have picked up just 2 points. They lost 4 games so far, including an 8-0 thumping at the hands of Manchester City last week.Embed from Getty Images
The chopping and changing of managers have not helped either with Javi Gracia getting replaced by former boss Quique Sanchez Flores a couple of weeks back. However, the prospect of facing another winless side is definitely going to raise hopes for the Hornets this weekend.
Coming to team news, Wolves have no injury concerns with Santo boasting of a fully-fit squad to choose from.
Meanwhile, Flores will be without Troy Deeney and Isaac Success due to injuries while Craig Cathcart is back in training after picking up a thigh injury in the previous international break. Danny Welbeck is set to be involved in the league for the Hornets after returning back to full fitness.
Head-To-Head and Wolves vs Watford PredictionEmbed from Getty Images
Both the sides are pretty even when it comes to head-to-head with Watford winning 15 to Wolves’ 14. The clubs have met just twice in the PL, with either team winning away from home. Further, the duo took part in a thrilling FA Cup semifinal at the Wembley last season with Watford staging a superb comeback to win 3-2.
The Hornets picked up 2 wins in their last 5 matches at the Molineux while the home side won just once. Further, there were 15 goals in the last 5 games at this stadium and both teams can be expected to score in this one.
Finally, Wolves’ home advantage, superior quality and lack of European football this week should see them pick up their first league win of the season.
Wolves Predicted XI: Patricio; Boly, Coady, Saiss; Traore, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Jonny; Cutrone, Jota, Jimenez
Watford Predicted XI: Foster; Femenia, Dawson, Cathcart, Holebas; Doucoure, Capoue; Hughes, Cleverley, Deulofeu; Gray