Chelsea v Wolverhampton Premier League betting preview and tips

15:05 Sun 10 Mar
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: Wolves +1
Units: 1/5
Odds: -103

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.

BETTING TIP
Wolves +1 @ 1.97 with bet365

Team News

Chelsea: 4-3-3 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Wolverhampton: 3-5-2 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 01
    Kepa Arrizabalaga
  • 33
    Emerson
  • 30
    David Luiz
  • 02
    Antonio Rüdiger
  • 28
    Cesar Azpilicueta
  • 17
    Mateo Kovacic
  • 05
    Jorginho
  • 07
    Ngolo Kante
  • 10
    Eden Hazard
  • 09
    Gonzalo Higuain
  • 11
    Pedro Rodriguez
  • 11
    Rui Patricio
  • 27
    Romain Saiss
  • 16
    Conor Coady
  • 15
    Willy Boly
  • 02
    Matt Doherty
  • 32
    Leander Dendoncker
  • 28
    Joao Moutinho
  • 08
    Rúben Neves
  • 19
    Jonny
  • 09
    Raul Jimenez
  • 18
    Diogo Jota

Premier League

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Liverpool 31 23 7 1 70:18 76
2 Manchester City 30 23 3 4 76:20 72
3 Tottenham 30 20 1 9 57:32 61
4 Arsenal 30 18 6 6 63:39 60
5 Manchester Unit 30 17 7 6 58:40 58
6 Chelsea 30 17 6 7 50:33 57
7 Wolverhampton W 30 12 8 10 38:36 44
8 Watford 30 12 7 11 42:44 43
9 West Ham 31 12 6 13 41:46 42
10 Everton 31 11 8 12 42:39 41
11 Leicester 31 12 5 14 40:43 41
12 Bournemouth 31 11 5 15 43:56 38
13 Newcastle Unite 31 9 8 14 31:40 35
14 Crystal Palace 30 9 6 15 36:41 33
15 Brighton 29 9 6 14 32:42 33
16 Southampton 30 7 9 14 34:50 30
17 Burnley 31 8 6 17 35:59 30
18 Cardiff 30 8 4 18 27:57 28
19 Fulham 31 4 5 22 29:70 17
20 Huddersfield 31 3 5 23 18:57 14