Chelsea v Wolverhampton Premier League betting preview and tips
Wolverhampton Wanderers have been a difficult team to predict this season although the bottom line is that they’ve amassed forty points from twenty-eight matches played in the Premier League to date.
It should be noted that Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are newly-promoted and don’t have any right to be challenging in the top half of the table despite a solid amount of investment which has seen Rui Patricio, Raul Jimenez and Joao Moutinho arrive at Molineux.
There’s a definite Portuguese flavour at the Midlands club and they will head to Stamford Bridge in the knowledge that they have already beaten Chelsea this season, coming from behind to enjoy a 2-1 win over the Blues in December.
Indeed, Wolves are mustard when it comes to facing the top teams and they won at Wembley earlier this season, while they have also drawn at Arsenal and Manchester United.
It’s clear that they are a dangerous outsider in this type of game and Chelsea are prone to the odd wobble, with the London side having failed to win five of their fourteen matches at Stamford Bridge and they’ve also got Europa League distractions.
We think you can back Wolves on the Asian Handicap with a degree of confidence, with Wanderers trading at +1 at nearly even money and that means money back if Chelsea triumph by a single goal.
Chelsea might only need a slender advantage to get over the line as they continue to scrap it out with Tottenham, Manchester United and Arsenal for a top four spot, with Maurizio Sarri hoping that his team have been galvanised after the Kepa fiasco.
It’s worth noting that Wolves have only conceded sixteen goals on the road this season in fourteen matches and that makes them defensively stingy, with Chelsea potentially likely to be thwarted in this match.
Wolves +1 @ 1.97 with bet365