West Brom vs Wolves Prediction: Who comes out on top in this Black Country derby?

 | January 27 | 

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Arguably the pick of the FA Cup fourth-round ties this weekend, we will witness a Black Country derby take place at The Hawthorns as West Bromwich Albion take on Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday morning (11:45).

The Baggies dealt with non-league Aldershot Town in the previous round, while Wolves had to battle against Brentford in a replay to secure this gargantuan clash.

West Brom vs Wolves Betting Tips

  • Wolves and both teams to score - 11/4
  • Wolves to score in both halves - 2/1

Match Odds

West Brom are 13/5 to get the bragging rights this weekend. If you fancy there to be a replay at Molineux, a draw can be backed at the same odds, while Wolves are EVS to silence The Hawthorns.

Both teams to score is on offer at 8/11 and over 2.5 goals is 5/6.

Team News

Albion defender Semi Ajayi and Grady Diangana are away at the Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria and DR Congo respectively, so they are not available for this feisty fixture.

Boss Carlos Corberan has other problems to deal with too as Okay Yokuslu, Matt Phillips, Josh Maja and Jayson Molumby are all sidelined through injury.

For Wolves, star attacker Hwang Hee-chan is with South Korea at the Asian Cup while Boubacar Traore is at AFCON with Mali.

Wolves head coach Gary O'Neil has said Rayan Ait-Nouri will be in contention for this fixture after his AFCON journey with Algeria came to an abrupt end. Joao Gomes is suspended for this game, while Pablo Sarabia has question marks over his fitness after picking up a hamstring issue against Brighton & Hove Albion last time out.

Wolves and both teams to score @ 11/4

The Baggies may be the home side here but we are expecting the visitors to spoil the party and take the bragging rights, and a place in the fifth round, at The Hawthorns.

O'Neil's side have been positively surprising this year after they were expected to be fighting for survival in the Premier League, due to the club being tied by Profitability and Sustainibility regulations that affected them conducting transfer business, which led to Julen Lopetegui leaving over the summer.

Wolves are comfortably in mid-table and 11 points clear of the relegation zone. O'Neil, like he did with Bournemouth last year, has overseen one of the jobs of the season.

The Old Gold are unbeaten in their last six matches in all competitions, while the Baggies have been up and down in their last five with three wins and two defeats. We do think that the visitors will have the quality to get through this contest, particularly if exciting winger Pedro Neto is playing, but the Albion can certainly ensure that this derby clash lives up to the billing.

Wolves and both teams to score at 11/4

Wolves to score in both halves @ 2/1

The atmosphere is sure to be electric inside The Hawthorns this Sunday, and that should have an impact on the pitch for both sets of players. It adds to the drama of derby day and it is likely going to ensure that the game springs into life early doors, particularly as this fixture has not been played for almost three years.

We're confident that Wolves will be able to emerge victorious here and we do like the price of 2/1 for them to score in both halves. In their latest match with Brighton & Hove Albion on Monday, the scoreline may have been 0-0 but Wolves created the most dangerous chances on the south coast and really should've found the back of the net on a couple of occasions.

The need to be clinical will be drilled into them for this match and we think this is a market that cannot be overlooked.

Wolves to score in both halves at 2/1

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