Premier League: Watford vs Wolves Preview

Watford

01 January 2020 live

16:00 UTC

Premier League

Wolves

 

Thanks to their recent good form, which has seen Watford go unbeaten in three Premier League (PL) fixtures (W2, D1), the ‘Hornets’ have managed to climb away from the division’s bottom spot. The two wins in that sequence means that their three league victories this season have seen Watford score 2+ goals and keep a clean sheet.
Although their defence currently ranks as the fourth worst in the division, having conceded an average of 1.65 goals per game so far, they are improving. Watford have conceded under 1.5 goals in four of their previous five matches, and have shipped over 2.5 goals in just one of their previous 14 league matches.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are in mixed form after winning and losing two of their previous four PL matches. Notably, they have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their previous five PL fixtures, yet they also scored in four of those games too. This has contributed to four of their previous five PL matches producing over 2.5 total goals.
The visitors boast a solid recent record vs Watford, losing just one of the previous five competitive meetings (W2, D2, L1 – 90 minutes only). Impressively, they scored exactly two goals in four of those encounters.
Players to watch: Veteran striker Troy Deeney has three goals across his three previous PL matches – two of those efforts came from the penalty spot.

Wolves forward Raúl Jiménez has two goals across his previous two PL starts – both goals came in the final ten minutes of the match.
Stat attack: Watford are yet to score a PL home goal in the opening 15 minutes this season.
Wolves have scored 37.93% of their PL goals after the 75th minute.
The previous five competitive H2Hs have seen at least one goal scored before half-time.

 

What time is kick off?
The match begins at 16:00.