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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Chelsea – Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips

by Marius Brinschwitz
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Chelsea

With Hazard questionable for the game against Wolverhampton, still, with some back issues, Chelsea could face a tough task when traveling to Molineux Stadium on Wednesday. The Blues are involved in the title race, so they’re only thinking at the three points, but the hosts desperately need something from this game to exit the bad form they’re in. It will all depend on Hazard’s doubtful presence on the pitch Wednesday night, we guess…

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolverhampton is losing against everyone at the moment. Nuno Espirito Santo’s team put on a strong defense in like the first 10 matches of the season, but now everything is going downhill. Wolverhampton has conceded at least two goals in four of its last six league games. Out of these six matches, Wolverhampton lost five of them.

The last defeat came on the weekend, 1-2 at Cardiff. The visitors scored the first goal, in the 18th minute, Doherty being the author, but the Welshmen had enough strength to recover in the second half and turned things around. Aron Gunnarsson brought the equalizer in the 65th minute, while Hoilett scored the winning goal in the 77th minute.

At home, Wolverhampton has lost the last three encounters, conceding at least two goals in each of them. And that’s after Wolverhampton started the campaign without a loss in the first four home matches.

Jonny is out injured and won’t return too soon, while Ruben Neves is suspended. Neves – Moutinho has been an essential duo for Wolverhampton’s game this season.

Line-up Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Goalkeeper: Rui Patricio
  • Backfield: Willy Boly, Conor Coady, Romain Saiss
  • Midfield: Ruben Vinagre, Ivan Cavaleiro, Joao Moutinho, Matt Doherty
  • Forwards: Diogo Jota, Raul Jimenez, Helder Costa

Chelsea

After the loss against Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea has recovered with two easy wins against much weaker opponents. First, it was a 4-0 win in the Europa League against PAOK, on home ground. The Blues were already qualified for the next round, but that didn’t stop Maurizio Sarri’s men from demolishing the Greek opposition.

And last weekend, Chelsea won on Stamford Bridge against Fulham, 2-0. The hosts made their game much easier with Pedro’s early goal, in the 4th minute. After that, Fulham tried to create some opportunities, played upfront in Chelsea’s half, but left spaces in the defense. When the visitors were preoccupied to find the equalizer, Loftus-Cheek found the net and made it 2-0 in the 83rd minute, writing the encounter’s story.

Sarri played Giroud over Morata and Pedro replaced Willian in the starting line-up. With them two performing well against Fulham, it won’t come as a big surprise if they continue to be part of the first 11 against Wolverhampton.

Hazard is questionable for the game against the Wolves, so Willian may find his way back in the starting line-up after all.

Line-up Chelsea

  • Goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga
  • Backfield: Marcos Alonso, David Luiz, Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Aspilicueta
  • Midfield: N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic
  • Forwards: Willian, Olivier Giroud, Pedro

Chuck No Risk Prediction: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Chelsea

The game takes place on Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, Wednesday, kick-off at 19:45. Wolverhampton Wanderers – Chelsea counts for game week 15 of the Premier League.

Take your bets at Bethard and benefit from 19/25 odds for a Chelsea win, while a Wolverhampton victory comes at 83/20 odds. A draw can be played with 11/4 odds at the same Swedish bookmaker.

If Chelsea will be without Eden Hazard, then this game won’t be as easy as we’ve thought. The Blues will need someone to open up Wolverhampton’s defense. That footballer could be Willian, but let’s face it – there’s no replacement for Hazard. Wolverhampton + 2 EH is our first option, 37/100 odds. The hosts have conceded a lot of goals lately, yet against Chelsea, we’re willing to bet that their concentration in the back will rise up once again. Under 3,5 goals, 31/100 odds, is our second pick. And for our final prediction, we’ve gone with Wolverhampton or draw, a risky bet, but one that could make us a good profit – the odds are 23/20.

As a conclusion, we have three predictions for the Wolverhampton Wanderers – Chelsea game – Wolverhampton + 2 EH, under 3,5 goals, and Wolverhampton or draw.

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