Wolves-Watford Betting Preview: Goals expected in Friday night thriller

Dean Saunders is still looking for his first win since taking charge of Wolves and Willie Duncan expects both teams to go for goals when Gianfranco Zola's Hornets visit Molineux
Watford will hope to continue their push for promotion to the Premier League when they travel to Molineux to face lowly Wolves in Friday night’s Championship clash.

Gianfranco Zola’s men have picked up an impressive 13 points from their last five league matches to edge into the automatic promotion places and the Hornets are chalked up at 13/10 (2.30) with Coral to claim another three points here.

Struggling Wolves are without a win in their last 12 matches in all competitions, including eight under the stewardship of new manager Dean Saunders and they are rated as a 19/10 (2.90) chance with Coral to secure the first win of Saunders’ reign on Friday. The same firm go 5/2 (3.50) that the match ends in stalemate.

Despite their poor form, Wolves have found the target in six of their eight matches since Saunders took over from Stale Solbakken in January, while the Hornets have bagged an impressive 68 goals in the Championship thus far this term – more than any other side in the league.

With that in mind, goals seem very likely here and it comes as no surprise to see Coral offering just 6/10 (1.60) that both teams hit the target on Friday night.

Better value, though, may be the 8/11 (1.73) quote from the same firm for three or more goals to be scored at Molineux – a price which appears to represent good value here.

It is worth noting, too, that Watford have scored at least twice in 11 of their last 12 league matches and the 11/10 (2.10) quote from Coral for the Hornets to score at least two here looks to be worthy of support.

These two sides sit at opposite ends of the Championship table, with Watford aiming for promotion and Wolves desperate to avoid a second successive relegation, so this should be an open contest.

Therefore, those seeking bigger prices should snap up the 9/4 (3.75) on offer from Coral for at least two first-half goals to be scored at Molineux on Friday night.

Both teams to score at 8/11 (1.73) with Coral Over 1.5 goals in the first half at 9/4 (3.75) with Coral

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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