At Wolves, more of the same and copy and paste

I'm stating the obvious when I write this, but the League Cup is different to the Premier League, but by that, I suspect Wolves were not as interested in that as they are this. And I write that because I think tomorrow is going to be different.

Again, all obvious. But as I sit here on my sofa watching Spurs try to find the form they had last season, all we have to do tomorrow is what we have been doing. And it's easier that way.

And if you look at the last two matches, we've done okay. You could even argue we were unfortunate not to have got something. Me, I'm going into this game with a little bit of optimism. You see, it's these matches that we have to win. Liverpool and Manchester City, we're not expected to, but it's what we show in those games that will set us up for games like this.

And this season isn't easy for Wolves, just down to the number of games they have played. And we saw last season and the season before, that they're a decent side. It's not going to be an easy game. But it's a local match and we tend to do quite well in those.

And it's a Sunday match and we all like those. And on a side note before I leave with copy and paste, I'm have a tenner on this Logan Paul in the first round. Don't ask me why I've got sucked in to this, but I have.

Match Facts from the BBC


  • Villa are unbeaten in nine top-flight away games against Wolves since a 3-1 defeat in May 1978 (W6, D3).
  • It is Wolves' longest top-flight winless run at home against a single opponent.
  • A much-changed Villa beat a youthful Wolves in a League Cup tie on 30th October. Villa haven't won twice in a season against Wolves since 2003-04.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Wolves could remain unbeaten in seven successive top-flight fixtures for the first time since March to April 1974 (W3, D4).
  • They came from 1-0 down to draw 1-1 in each of their past three league games. The last team to draw four top-flight games 1-1 in a row were Spurs in April 2008.
  • Wolves have scored in 10 consecutive top-flight fixtures for the first time since 1972.
  • They have scored a league-high 86% of their goals in the second half of games.
  • Raul Jimenez is poised to become the second Mexican player to make 50 Premier League appearances, emulating Javier Hernandez.
  • Adama Traore made 10 Premier League appearances for Aston Villa in 2015-16, all as a substitute. Villa drew one and lost nine of those matches.

Aston Villa

  • They could suffer three straight league defeats in the same season for the first time since a run of five in February 2017.
  • Villa have the joint-best first-half record in the division, with the equivalent of 22 points. Wolves are equal bottom with a record that would only give them seven points.
  • Fifteen of the 18 goals conceded by Villa this season have come after half-time.
  • They've dropped 11 points from winning positions, more than any other side prior to the weekend.
  • Aston Villa have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last 12 Premier League away fixtures since a 0-0 draw at West Brom in January 2016.

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