Stadium: Villa Park (Birmingham)
Referee: Jarred Gillett
On January 4 there will be a meeting between the average league champions. We will witness the confrontation between Unai Emery and Julen Lopetegui, who once won the Europa League.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
In the first match after the break, Aston Villa lost at home to Liverpool (1:3). However, on the first day of 2023, they created a sensation by taking three points away from Tottenham (2:0). They were better than Spurs even by the advanced xG metric (1.22 vs. 0.57). This is the second top club that Emery has been able to defeat at the helm of Aston Villa. Earlier, he crushed MU in the opening game (3:1). But they go only 12th in the standings.
Wolverhampton also got a new coach. He is a well-known specialist Julen Lopetegui. Wolves snatched a 2:1 win over Everton in the game's closing minutes under his guidance. They then lost to Man United at Molineux (0:1), although the Wolves created many problems for the visitors. Therefore, they remain in the relegation zone in 19th place. The gap from the survival zone is so far negligible - one point to West Ham, which only loses.
Expert Betting Tips
It's no wonder that the more balanced Aston Villa is the favorite. Wolverhampton will leave the relegation zone in time, but Julen Lopetegui's squad is more primitive than Unai Emery's. Plus, the latter's roster looks a little more preferable. Therefore, a win for the hosts is more logical.
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