Aston Villa host Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon at Villa Park in need of a win. Dean Smith’s side are out of form going into the fixture and are winless in four of their last six games. Three of those four matches ended in losses. Wolverhampton Wanderers were on a fine run of form until running into Manchester City on matchday 27. Wolves looked good to get a 1-1 draw in the second half but Manchester City shifted into second gear and won 4-1.

Aston Villa’s hopes of making Europe for next season have taken a hit in recent games. They are five points off of fifth-placed Chelsea and six off fourth-placed West Ham. Chelsea could move about West Ham and into fourth-place with a win against Liverpool on Thursday night at Anfield.

Wolves are 10 points off of Chelsea. European qualification is still a possibility; however, Nuno Espirito Santo’s team must be nearly perfect to reach the top five. Just five points separate Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the current Premier League standings.

The reverse fixture at Molineux saw Aston Villa pull off a 1-0 win. The game was headed for a nil-nil draw until Aston Villa’s Anwar El-Ghazi struck from the penalty spot to give his side the narrow victory. Until the Villains’ 1-0 win, Wolverhampton Wanderers had won three straight Premier League matches against their West Midlands rival.

Aston Villa vs Wolves Betting Odds

Aston Villa took just seven points from their last 18 possible in the Premier League. The Villains are struggling and not hitting the heights of earlier in the campaign. Aston Villa are coming off of a shock 1-0 loss to Sheffield United on Wednesday night. The loss came against the Premier League’s last-placed team.

Goals have dried up for Aston Villa in recent games. They scored just four goals across their last six games while conceding six times. Aston Villa go into the matchday 28 at odds of 29/20 to win at home versus Wolverhampton Wanderers. Just one of the last four league games between Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers finished in a victory for the former.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are fourth in the current form table. They took 11 points from the last 18 available. Goals remain an issue for Wolves with just seven tallied over the course of the last six games. They also allowed seven goals during that time. Four of those goals came against Manchester City on matchday 27, however.

Santo’s Wolves are at odds of 11/5 to win away from home on Saturday. The Old Gold went to Villa Park last season and won 1-0 thanks to a goal from Leander Dendoncker in the second half. Wolves have not been great on the road this season. They have taken 15 points from 42 available in 2020-21 away from Molineux. The teams are at odds of 47/20 to draw on Saturday.

Aston Villa vs Wolves Team News

Jack Grealish’s impact on the team in 2020-21 has been massive. How do we know this? Other than Grealish’s goals and assists, his absence from the team against Sheffield United on Wednesday night saw the side lose to the league’s worst team. He has six goals and 10 assists in 22 league games. Grealish is expected to miss the match against Wolves due to a calf injury.

Full-back Matty Cash is still ruled out through a thigh injury. Striker Wesley remains injured with a long-term knee problem. Kortney Hause is still out of action due to an ankle issue.

Santo doesn’t have any new injury issues heading into matchday 28. Striker Raul Jimenez remains ruled out due to the head injury that was suffered earlier in the campaign against Arsenal. Fernando Marcal is ruled out with a groin issue while Daniel Podence remains injury and won’t be back until the middle of the month from a groin issue.

Pedro Neto and Ruben Neves are tied for the lead in goals for Wolves with five each. Neither was able to find the net against Manchester City as the team’s only goal came from a corner from Conor Coady.

Aston Villa vs Wolves Prediction

Both teams to score: NO @ 21/20 - BET NOW

The last two matches between Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League finished with both teams not scoring. Based on recent history, these teams are likely to see a third straight game finish with both sides not finding the back of the net. Two of Wolves last five league games saw both teams not score goals. Aston Villa saw four of their last five games in the Premier League end with both teams not scoring goals.

Under 2.5 goals scored @ 31/40 - BET NOW

The last two matches between Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the league finished with under 2.5 goals tallied. These teams have not scored a lot of goals in those last two matches. Based on both clubs’ recent goalscoring form, we could see another low-scoring affair between the teams. Three of Wolves’ last four games finished with under 2.5 goals. Four of the Villains’ last five games finished with under 2.5 goals.

Wolves to win 1-0 @ 9/1 - BET NOW

The last two games between Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers finished by 1-0 scorelines. Aston Villa claimed a 1-0 win earlier this season thanks to a late penalty from Anwar El-Ghazi. Wolves grabbed a 1-0 win at Villa Park last season and could do it once more on Saturday. The away team have won the last two games between the clubs. Wolves have won two of the last three games versus Aston Villa in the Premier League.

Grealish is the wildcard for this game. The midfielder’s absence has shown just how little creativity the team have in the side. If Grealish plays, Aston Villa have a chance to win; but if the midfielder is gone again, Wolves should be able to claim a narrow win. Sheffield United claimed a 1-0 win with Grealish out of action, Wolves can do it too.

Aston Villa vs Wolves Tips

Here are our Aston Villa vs Wolves tips for Saturday's Premier League match at Villa Park.

1. Both teams to score: NO @ 21/20

2. Under 2.5 goals scored @ 31/40

3. Wolves to win 1-0 @ 9/1