UK: 18+ USA: 21+ | Begambleaware.org | T&Cs apply | Play Responsibly
Wolverhampton Wanderers face Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon in the first West Midlands derby of the season. Both teams come into the match with a spring in their steps with Wolves enjoying a famous win over Manchester City last weekend and Aston Villa securing their first European win of the season on Thursday. The match is due to start at 14:00 UK time and will take place at Molineux.
Wolves vs Aston Villa H2H: The story so far
The West Midlands derby is an historic fixture in English football with the first meeting between Wolves and Aston Villa taking place way back in 1886. In total, the two clubs have played each other on 134 occasions with Villa winning more often than Wolves.
- Wolves wins: 44
- Draws: 34
- Aston Villa wins: 56
In recent years, Wolves have started to close the gap on Villa in relation to the overall Wolves vs Aston Villa H2H record. The Villains have only managed to win one of the last eight meetings between the two sides, something that will encourage Gary O’Neil going into Sunday.
History in the making
If Wolves manage to avoid defeat on Sunday then it will be the first time since 1960 that they have managed to go unbeaten in six matches against Aston Villa. This is one of the best Aston Villa teams in recent memory, though, so Wolves will do well to extend their unbeaten record over their rivals.
— Talking Wolves (@TalkingWolves) May 6, 2023
Wolves vs Aston Villa: Last five H2H matches
England Premier League 06/05/23
England Premier League 04/01/23
England Premier League 02/04/22
England Premier League 16/10/21
England Premier League 06/03/21
Wolves 1-0 Aston Villa
Back in May 2023, Aston Villa faced Wolves in hot pursuit of European football. Wolves had already secured their Premier League status at this point so many people expected a Villa win. However, an early goal from defender, Toti, gave the home side the lead and they held on for the remaining 80 minutes to secure the win.
Aston Villa 1-1 Wolves
It wasn’t until January 2023 that Villa and Wolves faced each other for the first time last season. Wolves took the lead through Daniel Podence before Danny Ings came off the bench in the second half to rescue a point for Unai Emery’s side.
Wolves 2-1 Aston Villa
Back in April 2022, it was Wolves who were chasing European football while Aston Villa were struggling under Steven Gerrard. Wolves took a two-goal lead in the first half thanks to a Jonny header and an Ashley Young own goal. Villa netted a late consolation goal courtesy of an Ollie Watkins penalty but they were never really in the game.
Aston Villa 2-3 Wolves
One of the most exciting matches between Wolves and Aston Villa came in October 2021. Villa were 2-0 up until the 80th minute when Wolves mounted a remarkable comeback. Goals from Saiss and Coady levelled the match before Ruben Neves won it in the 95-minute. The loss was part of the five-match losing streak that ultimately cost Dean Smith his job as Aston Villa boss.
Aston Villa 0-0 Wolves
The last time a game between Aston Villa and Wolves ended goalless was back in March 2021 when football was still being played behind closed doors due to the Covid pandemic. Both teams toiled away with Wolves having the better of the chances. Conor Coady came the closest with a header that rattled the post in the second half.
For whatever reason, Wolves have dominated this fixture in recent seasons despite the fortunes of the two clubs pulling in opposite directions. The fact Aston Villa were in action on Thursday night could play into Wolves’ hands once again here and after their win over Man City last weekend, momentum is certainly with Gary O’Neil’s men.
We are going for a 1-1 draw that will see Wolves extend their unbeaten streak against Aston Villa to six games.
Subscribe to Punditfeed on Google News for all the latest updates from the world of sports!