2023-24 Premier League: Week Eight – Wolves vs Aston Villa

Wolves entertain Aston Villa at Molineux in a West-Midlands derby encounter.

Victory would see Wolves climb to 13th in the table, whilst Aston Villa can go third with a win if Liverpool lose elsewhere.


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Tommy Doyle is available for Wolves after he was ineligible to feature in their 2-1 win against Manchester City last weekend.

Jean-Ricner Bellegarde is serving the last of his three-match suspension.

Aston Villa could welcome Moussa Diaby and Boubacar Kamara back into contention after the pair missed Villa’s Europa Conference League win over Zrinjski Mostar for unspecified reasons.

Tyrone Mings (knee), Alex Moreno (fitness), Tim Iroegbunam (fitness), Jacob Ramsey (foot) and Emiliano Buendia (ACL) remain ruled out.


When is Kick-Off?

Wolves host Aston Villa in a 2pm BST kick-off at Molineux on Sunday 8 October, untelevised in the UK.


Stat Attack

  • Wolves have claimed 17 out of 24 points in their last eight meetings against Aston Villa (W5, D2, L1).
  • Aston Villa have won just one of their last five visits to Wolves (W1, L5).
  • Wolves have scored first in each of their last three meetings against Villa.
  • Matheus Cunha has produced more shots in the Premier League this season than any other Wolves player, having created 12 shots in seven appearances.
  • No Aston Villa player is yet to score a headed league goal this season.



Following their clinical win over Man City with fantastic attacking play on the flanks, Wolves should believe that they can cause another shock if they play like that given their excellent home form against Villa.

Unai Emery’s Villa meanwhile dominated Zrinjski Moster yet lacked the end product to record a huge victory, instead having had to play the patient long game to snatch a clinical win which might well have to again be the case if Wolves go tight defensively.

Wolves’ flank play though is likely to play a crucial role because if Villa can resiliently limit their opportunities within the wider channels, they might just nick this if they’re clinical otherwise a score draw might look a fair outcome.

Prediction: Wolves 1-1 Aston Villa

Result: Wolves 1-1 Aston Villa

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