Aston Villa vs. Wolves 1/4/23 EPL Soccer Picks, Predictions, Odds

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Aston Villa and the Wolves face off on Wednesday in an English Premier League showdown at Villa Park. When these two teams faced off on April 2nd it was the Wolves that were able to secure the 2-1 victory. 

Aston Villa comes into this game sitting in 12th place in the standings having picked up 21 points. On Sunday, Aston Villa faced off against Tottenham Hotspur, and they were able to secure a 2-0 victory. Emi Buendia and Douglas Luiz both scored in the second half to help secure the victory for Aston Villa. They had only 40 percent of the possession but out shot Tottenham 4-2. McGinn and Luiz both had to be removed from the last game because of injury, and it’s hard to imagine that either player is going to go here. If either player has to miss the game, it looks like it could be Morgan Sanson that will move into the starting lineup. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Wolves, who sits in 19th place in the standings having picked up 13 points. On Saturday, against Manchester United, the Wolves couldn’t get any offense going, and they ended up losing 1-0. The Wolves had 45 percent of the possession and three shots on target. Sasa Kalajdzic, Pedro Neto, and Chiquinho are all still injured, and they won’t be able to play in this game. This is still not an elite offensive team, but the defense hasn’t been good enough with how few goals they scored. They sit in 19th place, and they need to start winning games soon, or they could be relegated after this season. 

This Wolves team is awful, and even though Aston Villa isn’t at full strength, the Wolves are still going to struggle. The Wolves defense might be decent in this game, but Aston Villa will score at least a goal, and that is going to be the difference here. Back Aston Villa on the money line. I am also throwing a few dollars on Aston Villa 1-0.

Shane Mickle's Free Pick:Aston Villa -105