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Watford vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

12:32 EAT 05/04/2019
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With both teams looking strong in attack but weak at the back, Al Hain-Cole expects the Hornets to share the scoresheet with Espirito Santo's men

Watford and Wolverhampton Wanderers will both be hoping to end their long waits for an FA Cup final appearance when they meet at Wembley on Sunday.

The Hornets have not progressed past the semi-final stage of this competition since 1984, while their opponents are looking to reach the final for the first time since lifting the trophy in 1960.

Latest odds

Having run out 2-0 winners in October’s league encounter at Molineux, they are priced at 9/5 (2.80) to give the fans a day to remember by coming out on top here.

However, Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have lost just two of their last 14 fixtures in all competitions, and are slight 6/4 (2.50) favourites to book their place in the final with a win.

Just six of the last 36 FA Cup semi-finals have been tied after 90 minutes, but there are odds of 9/4 (3.25) available on this one heading into extra-time after a deadlocked 90 minutes.

Team news

Roberto Pereyra will face a late fitness test after picking up a knock in the 4-1 win over Fulham on Tuesday, while Adalberto Penaranda and Tom Cleverley are also doubts.

John Ruddy will hope to retain his place in goal after starting each of his side’s FA Cup ties so far this season, in what is otherwise set to be a fully strength line-up.

Goals at both ends

With just a single point separating this pair in the league, this semi-final promises to be a tightly fought affair that is too tough to call from a match odds standpoint.

One thing that does look likely is goalmouth action, with both teams proving potent in attack and less than solid at the back recently.

Tips and Predictions

Javi Gracia’s men have gone seven matches without a clean sheet in all competitions, but scored 15 times at the other end during that run.

Considering Wolves have conceded in 17 and failed to score in only five of their last 20 fixtures, odds of 4/5 (1.80) are well worth backing on them joining Watford on the scoresheet in an entertaining cup clash.

All odds correct at time of publish. Please gamble responsibly.

Both teams to score for a 2pt stake at 4/5 (1.80) with bet365