Wolves V Watford Match Preview.

01/03/2013 16:42

Watford head to Molineux this evening to play Wolverhampton Wanderers in front of the Sky Sports Camera's. Coverage begins at 7:30 pm with the match kicking off a 7:45. Watford head in to the game in a good run of form having had an unbeaten February and currently lie 2nd in the table. The Hornets won FOUR of their five games scoring 12 goals during the course of the month. The other result during the month was a 2-2 draw at home against Crystal Palace which was also televised. Watford went 2-0 up but sadly let a let a 2 goal advantage slip in the second half.

Watford recorded a 2-1 win over Wolves in the earlier meeting at Vicarage Road in November. Goals from Natahniel Chalobah and Troy Deeney sealed the win with Bakary Sako scoring for Wolves. Watford were on top during the match in November as Wolves had to play with ten men for most of the match as Christophe Berra was sent off during the first half. Wolves are on a poor run of form at the moment and have not tasted victory since December. They lie in the relegation zone at the moment. Bakary Sako will be the danger man for Wolves scoring 9 goals this season. The French winger will be a danger throughout the game for the Hornets defence who will have to watch him closely.

Team News.

For Wolves, winger Stephen Hunt is in contention for his first start of the season after a hip  injury has kept him out for most of the season. Young full back Matt Doherty looks set to keep his place in the side after the tight calf which forced him off during the last game has improved.

For the Hornets, Manuel Almunia will undergo a late fitness test to see if he is fit enough to face Wolves after he was forced off in the first half against Derby County last Saturday with a hamstring problem. If he is deemed unfit, Jonathan Bond will start. Daniel Pudil could return to the side after he has recovered from his illness. However, Fitz Hall, Tommie Hoban, John Eustace and Neuton are all out.

Predicted Team Lineups

Wolves - Ikeme (GK), Robinson, Johnson, Gorkss, Doherty, Batth, Henry (C), O'hara, Doumbia, Sako, Sigurdarsson.

Watford - Bond (GK), Doyley, Nosworthy (C), Ekstrand, Anya, Battochio, Chalobah, Abdi, Cassetti, Deeney, Vydra.

Referee - Paul Tierney.