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Watford v Wolverhampton: Injured Wolves Looking For Payback!

Wolverhampton Finally Put Their Late Watford Wembley Horror Show Behind Them With A Win Against Arsenal. Now It’s Payback Time! Team News. Manager Comments. Stats and Prediction.

By: Marc Gingell

With Wolves fans, planning a special Cup Final Day out at Wembley, Watford’s magician Gerard Deulofeu conjured up a couple of special late goals to end their dreams. 

But after a couple of indifferent results, Wolves came storming back on Wednesday with a thumping 3-1 win at home against Arsenal. That means, with the exception of Manchester City, Wolves have beaten all the top six this season and they are in pole position to finish 7th.

Match Details

27-04-2019 Vicarage Road Watford (7) v Wolverhampton Wanderers (8)
KO:15:00 REF: S Hooper

 Watford Team News

  • Unknown Return Date: Domingos Quina Shoulder injury. Sebastian Prödl Knee injury.
  • Suspended Until 04 May: Troy Deeney.

Javi Gracia Comments

“All the games we have played before [against Wolves] have been very tough, very equal and very close games.
We know it will be the same in this situation. We try to achieve the points that are in play because we know it is very important to have a good chance to achieve at the end of the season seventh place.

They will be motivated like we are as well because all of us want to win the game. We want to achieve the better position. I don’t think they need an extra motivation to play.”

Pattaya One. Watford boss Javi Gracia.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team News

  • Wolverhampton have no injuries or suspensions.

Opta Stats

  • In the 19th different campaign in which they’ve met, Watford are looking to do the league double over Wolves for just the second time, also doing so in 2007-08.
  • Wolves have won two of their last three away league games against Watford (L1), as many as they had in their previous 15 at Vicarage Road (W2 D5 L8).
  • Watford have won both meetings with Wolves in all competitions this season, once in the league and in the FA Cup semi-final. They’ve never won three in a row against Wolves before.
  • Watford have lost just one of their last 11 home Premier League games against promoted sides (W6 D4), winning the last three in a row.
  • Wolves haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their last 13 Premier League away games, the longest current run in the competition.
  • Wolves are winless in their last five Premier League away games (D2 L3), having won three of their five on the road previously.
  • Raul Jimenez has been directly involved in 41% of Wolves’ 17 away Premier League goals this season (4 goals, 3 assists), netting three of their last five on the road.
  • Gerard Deulofeu has been involved in 10 goals in his last 10 games in all competitions for Watford (8 goals, 2 assists).
  • Andre Gray has scored four goals in his last six home games for Watford in all competitions, having netted just three in his first 23 appearances at Vicarage Road for the Hornets.

Prediction

In addition to dumping Wolves out of the FA Cup, they also won 2-0 in the league back in October with a couple of quick goals in the 20th and 21st minutes. This gives Wolves a double incentive and Raúl Jiménez is taken to find the net.

But Wolves will need to pay close attention to Deulofeu.

Watford 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2

 

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