Enjoying what has been a stellar revival since bringing in Nigel Pearson last month, Watford will look to keep up their recent survival charge when they welcome Wolves to Vicarage Road on New Year’s Day.
Putting in another dominant display over the weekend and picking up a 3-0 win over fellow scrappers Aston Villa, the Hornets are unbeaten in their last three Premier League appearances and have landed back-to-back victories on home soil.
On the flip side, watching runaway leaders Liverpool grab what was the most controversial of three points at Anfield on Sunday, Wolves are desperate to make a return to winning ways and avoid any more VAR drama.
While the Oranges may have recorded just a single victory on the road in their last four attempts, Wednesday’s traveling support will be boosted by their most recent meetings against Watford.
Picking up a 2-0 win when the two sides faced off back in September, Wolves have garbed back-to-back victories over the Hornets and a similar outcome can be found at 5/4 with Ladbrokes.
Troy Deeney – Captain fantastic
Entering Saturday’s relegation six-pointer with a 2-0 win over Manchester United a fortnight ago still in recent memory, few would have expected Watford’s stellar display last weekend.
Really starting to catch fire since appointing one-time Leicester boss Nigel Pearson last month, the Hornets romped to a 3-0 victory over Aston Villa, despite being down to 10-men for most of the second half.
Praising his side’s “incredibly unity” at Vicarage Road, Wednesday’s hosts now sit just three points adrift of safety and the mood in their camp remains at a continued high.
Unsurprisingly, one man who stole the show over the weekend and will play a vital part in Watford’s charge out of the bottom-three is skipper and attacking talisman, Troy Deeney.
Bagging a brace against Villa on Saturday, the 31-year-old has three goals in his last three Premier League appearances, with those strikes coming in back-to-back matches on home soil.
Deeney can be found priced at 15/8 with Paddy Power to extend on that tally in midweek.
More VAR controversy for Wolves
Left furious to have seen Liverpool clinch an incredibly hard-fought 1-0 win at Anfield over the weekend in what was a matchup mard with controversy, Wolves simply have their sights set on making a return to winning ways on New Year’s Day.
While Pedro Neto’s strike may have been so marginally ruled out, the Oranges put in yet another eye-catching performance and the Europa League outfit still have another top-six charge on their agenda.
Creating a string of chances against Jurgen Klopp’s runaway leaders over the weekend, there is no doubt that Wednesday’s traveling support will still be boosted by what was a famous comeback last week.
Battling from two goals down to snatch three points off of reigning champions Manchester City in the Midlands, one man to keep an eye out for in midweek will be leading marksman, Raul Jiminez.
The former Benfica striker has two goals in his last three outings and has been directly involved in 26 goals in all competitions this season (17 goals, nine assists) – more than any other Premier League player.
The 28-year-old can be found priced at 13/10 with Coral to once again find the net on Wednesday.