The derbies continue to come thick and fast in the Premier League, and this weekend will see the first West Midlands derby since the action in the top-flight resumed. Both sides are at contrasting ends of the table, with this match being seen as a must-win for both sides. But, will Aston Villa or Wolverhampton Wanderers be able to take the three points from this fixture?
When: Saturday 27th June
Where: Villa Park
How To Watch: BT Sport
Aston Villa vs Wolves Odds
Aston Villa vs Wolves Recent Form
Time is slowing running out for Dean Smith and his Aston Villa side, as they are still in the bottom three of the Premier League standings. They picked up a point in their last outing against Newcastle United, and that saw them draw level on points with the two sides directly above them in the league standings. The points are close between Aston Villa, Bournemouth and West Ham United, and a win for any of the sides would completely change the complexion of the title race. Villa have a difficult run in after this fixture against Wolves, as they come up against Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal.
Smith will be aware that his side will need to find an attacking threat, as they have struggled in front of goal throughout the season. That has been evident since the restart as they have scored just two goals. Since the restart, Villa have lost once and drawn twice. Their most recent fixture was against Newcastle United as they were held to a 1-1 draw. Dwight Gayle opened the scoring with 20 minutes remaining for the Magpies, before Ahmed Elmohamady levelled the scorelines in the final ten minutes. However, if they play to that same standard against Wolves, they will be well beaten.
Wolves have enjoyed an excellent season to this point and this weekend they will have the opportunity to jump into the top four with eight games of the season remaining. Both Manchester United and Chelsea are in FA Cup action this weekend, which means that the Wolves will stay in that position until their games in hand are played.
Wolves have been in excellent form since the restart as they have won both of their games. They resumed the season with a 2-0 win over West Ham, before following that up with a 1-0 success over Bournemouth. The only goal in that match was scored by Raul Jimenez. This is an excellent opportunity for Wolves.
Recent Meetings Between Aston Villa And Wolves
This will be a close fixture according to the head to head record. Wolves have won three of the previous five, while Villa have recorded two successes. Wolves and Villa have already met on two occasions this season, with both sides registering a win. The Villa success came in the League Cup, while Wolves won 2-1 in the Premier League.
Aston Villa vs Wolves Picks
There will be pressure on the home side to get something from the game, but the away side could prove too strong. The pick would be for the away side that will be looking to finish in the top-four for the first time in the Premier League era.
Pick: Wolves to win at -130 with Betway.