Sports Betting Weekly

Wolves v Watford

When: Saturday, 07 March 2015 @ 21:00 (FINISHED)
Where: Monlineux
Watford could go top of the Championship if they defeat Wolverhampton Wanderers and other results go their way this weekend, while there is also a considerable chance that the Hornets could end the day in the top two positions in the league.

Following Derby County’s recent blip in form, even if the Rams defeat Birmingham City at The Ipro Stadium, they could find themselves behind a resurgent Watford, who are level on points with Steve McClaren’s men but just a goal behind on goal difference.

Despite Watford manager, Slavisa Jokanovic’s, unhappiness at how the January transfer window panned out for his team, February was a tremendous month for Watford as they won five out of their six matches. This form has been carried into March if Tuesday’s evidence is anything to go by, as they defeated Fulham 1-0 to keep their impressive run of results going.

Wolves’ last seven matches have yielded inconsistent form, with four wins and three losses. Despite that, they are still just four points off a play-off spot and will have 6th place firmly in their sights between now and the end of the season.

Despite being the away side, the market is leaning towards a Watford win, which is not entirely surprising given they are currently top of the Championship form table away from home, with six wins and two losses on their travels in their last eight fixtures.

It is therefore no real shock to see the Hornets available at prices as short as 2/1, while a Wolves win is on at 13/8. If you think the pair will cancel each other out, however, a draw can be had at 5/2.

One thing Watford haven’t been in short supply of is goals – especially up front. Odion Ighalo has 17 league strikes to his name, Troy Deeney has 15 in all competitions and Matej Vydra is also in double figures with 10. Given Watford seemingly favour starting two of those three – normally with the third coming on as a sub at some stage – it may be worth waiting until the team line-ups are released before choosing which player to back.

That being said, Ighalo and Deeney have the same odds when it comes to being first goalscorer and anytime scorer, with both available at 13/2 to break the deadlock or 9/4 to net anytime. Vydra, on the other hand, is 7/1 to open the scoring and 5/2 to score anytime.

For Wolves, their key threat in front of goal has been from winger Bakary Sako, who has found the net 11 times this season. The Malian is 8/1 to score first – or like Vydra – 5/2 to score anytime. Another Wolves goal threat comes from former Arsenal striker, Benik Afobe, who has six goals in 10 games since joining in January. He’s 6/1 to score first and 2/1 to bag anytime.