Wolves badly need to snap themselves out of their current slump of form which has seen them lose five of their last six games. They couldn’t make the most of taking a lead at Cardiff last weekend, suffering a loss in the end. Chelsea will arrive at Molineux on the back of a 2-0 home win over a spirited Fulham side in the West London derby on the weekend. Read our Wolves v Chelsea betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 3rd, 2018 at 2:18 p.m.)
Wolves were dealt another blow as they threw away a lead at Cardiff to end up losing 2-1 in South Wales. That is just one point which they have earned in their last six games. They have picked up W2 D2 L3 record at home this season but they have lost each of their last three at Molineux. Both of the home wins that they have managed to take this season were against sides currently sitting in the bottom three (Southampton, Burnley).
In their seven home games, Wolves have come up with eight goals. Only 29% of their home fixtures have made it over 2.5 goals. Under 2.5 goals is at 10/11 odds* (betting odds taken on November 3rd, 2018 at 2:31 pm). Wolves are without a clean sheet in their last six league games and they have actually conceded at least two goals in each of their last three home games.
A Chelsea 2-0 correct score is at 8/1 odds* (betting odds taken on November 3rd, 2018 at 2:31 pm). Of the goals that they have returned at Molineux, Wolves have scored 88% of them after the half time break. They have been trailing at both half time and full time in each of their last three home games. They have not conceded a home goal in the final fifteen minutes of a match
Chelsea are on a four-match winning streak against Wolves
The Blues have won the last two Premier League meetings (2011/12 season)
Both teams have scored in just one of the last eight meetings
The Blues have scored at least two goals in 9 of their last 10 against Wolves
Wolves have lost their last two at home against Chelsea
Chelsea took a 2-0 home win over Fulham in the West London derby on the weekend to give themselves a lift after having lost 3-1 at Spurs the weekend before. The defeat against Spurs is Chelsea’s only loss in all competitions this season. The Blues have W4 D1 L1 for the season away from home. They have scored well on their travels, picking up 13 goals and conceding just the four. Chelsea to win to nil is at 15/8 odds* (betting odds taken on November 3rd, 2018 at 2:31 pm)
The Blues have banked a clean sheet in 67% of their road games. Still, 83% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals which is a nod towards their scoring power. All but one of their away games have gone over the goal line. A Chelsea/Chelsea half-time/full-time bet is at 7/4 odds* (betting odds taken on November 3rd, 2018 at 2:31 pm).
There’s a trend to support that as the Blues have been winning at half time in three of their six road games. Nine of their thirteen away goals this season have been in the second half of games. Chelsea have scored the opening goal in all but two of their road games this season.
It has been a tough time of things for Wolves and that defeat against Cardiff was a huge blow to their confidence. Chelsea haven’t looked as good as they were earlier in the season but should have enough quality about them to secure the three points at Molineux.
3rd December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Championship side Wolves have already had a huge moment in the FA Cup sun this season as they went to Anfield in the last round and stunned Liverpool. Now their reward is a home fixture against another of the country’s top clubs. Can the Old Gold pull off another massive upset in the competition by taking down the Premier League champions-elect? Chelsea continue to fire along on all cylinders and will probably take a chance to rest a few players for their trip to Molineux. The Blues are strong favourites to land the victory in the tie but after being held out on the road by resilient Burnley in the top flight last weekend, Wolves may fancy their chances of giving the visitors an uncomfortable afternoon. Wolves are 7/1 to take the win, with the draw at 15/4 and Chelsea at 4/11.
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What a cracking result Wolves pulled off at Anfield in the fourth round. They went to Liverpool as heavy underdogs and managed to pull out a 2-1 win. It has been a great campaign from the Old Gold so far in the FA Cup as they also took down a Premier League side in the third round as well, taking a win at Stoke. Now things get even tougher for them as they look to try and find a way to bring down the Premier League champions-elect, Chelsea. Overall, across the board is hasn’t been a great season for Wolves who are sitting down in the bottom half of the Championship table and out of form. Wolves have lost their last three games on the bounce now and four of their last six across all competitions, which makes their progress in the FA Cup even more remarkable really. They aren’t particularly tight at the back and have shipped in each of their last six games. Both teams to score in this one will return a price of 4/5.
That is because Chelsea may not be at full strength of course. Wolves have won just one of their last ten games against Chelsea in all competitions (L9) so they are not running with any kind of head to head form. The last FA Cup clash between the two was back in March 1994 with Chelsea taking a 1-0 home win on that occasion. Wolves have failed to score in seven of their last ten games against Chelsea now and a Chelsea to win to nil wager at Sky Bet to oppose the both teams to score option is an 11/8 price which could be some value. At home this season across all competitions, Wolves have only gone W6 D3 L8 and they have taken on seven defeats in their last ten games there. So there are clear problems for them and even after beating Liverpool with a great performance, Wolves are heavy underdogs here. Helder Costa has been their big goal scorer threat this season and he is a 3/1 anytime goalscorer option, with Icelander Jon Dadi Bodvarsson at 10/3. No-one is really running in good scoring form them right now.
Diego Costa is a 4/6 anytime goalscorer favourite, with Michy Batshuayi at 5/6 and Eden Hazard at 11/8. Chelsea have drawn their last two away games by a 1-1 result, being held at Liverpool and Burnley in the Premier League. A 1-1 correct score at Sky Bet is a big 8/1 price to return in this one. Chelsea have gone W6 D2 L1 in their last nine out on the road in all competitions, so they aren’t likely to slip up. They have had a relatively easy time of things in the FA Cup this season, having taken home wins over Peterborough and Brentford and scoring four goals in each of those. Over 2.5 goals in Saturday’s clash is a price of 8/13 and realistically because they aren’t back in league action for a week, there’s no reason why they can’t attack this game and move through. The Blues have won three of their last four (L1) visits to Wolves in all competitions and they are 7/2 to win the FA Cup this season outright with only Man City slightly shorter priced.
Because Chelsea don’t play again until next weekend in the Premier League, there is no reason for them to not send out a competitive side in this one instead of making wholesale changes. The Blues are likely to have enough at the end of the day to edge their way past the challenge of the Championship side and there could be a bit of value in backing the Blues to edge their way to the quarter finals with a clean sheet in tow as well. Look for under 2.5 goals and Chelsea to win to nil at Sky Bet.
16th February 2017 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting