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Wolves v Chelsea FA Cup Prediction & Betting Tips – 18th February 2017

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Wolves v Chelsea FA Cup, 18th February 3.00pm

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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Wolves v Chelsea FA Cup Betting Tips

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.

Who will win – Wolves v Chelsea FA Cup Predictions

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.


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