Kick-off: 1945, 22/01/2021
Stadium: Victory Park
TV: BT Sport
Chorley stunned a Covid-hit Derby in round three of the FA Cup but are now expected to be brought back down to earth by Wolves at Victory Park.
Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo has shown plenty of respect for this competition and will be keen to advance after a poor run of Premier League results.
We’re snapping up 3/4 for the visitors to prevail without conceding for our first Chorley vs Wolves prediction.
A Look At Chorley’s Betting Odds
Chorley did us a favour when securing a memorable 2-0 triumph over the Rams, with our preview of that game featuring a trio of successful selections.
Connor Hall and Mike Calveley did the damage as the National League North side outmuscled a youthful Derby team with an average age of 19.
Head coach Jamie Vermiglio said: “With the greatest respect, after five minutes you could see we were going to be the stronger side.”
The sixth-tier club had previously come from 2-0 down to beat 2013 FA Cup winners Wigan 3-2 in extra-time and also conceded first in a 2-1 win at League One promotion hopefuls Peterborough.
Having achieved wider fame via their Adele singalong celebrations, they now get the chance to claim a top-flight scalp and do have a bit of history on their side.
Chorley beat Wolves, then a third division outfit, in a first-round tie in 1986, prevailing in a second replay after two draws.
Chairman Ken Wright was manager at that point and current boss Vermiglio told BBC Sport: “That’s what we really wanted, Premier League opposition, great.
“And there’s a bit of history because in 1986, Chorley played against Wolves at home and beat them 3-0, so we just need to do that again.”
This is expected to be a different ball game against a Wanderers outfit now boasting international stars, though.
Looking at the Chorley vs Wolves odds, we like 6/1 for a 3-0 away victory.
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Wolves made it all the way to the semi-finals a couple of years ago, with Liverpool and Manchester United knocked out on route.
Losing out to the Red Devils after two tight tussles last season was no disgrace and Nuno again seems to be taking the FA Cup seriously this term.
He named a near-full-strength starting line-up for Wanderers’ 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, when Adama Traore’s superb left-foot drive proved decisive.
The margin of victory should have been far more comfortable, with Fabio Silva and Leander Dendoncker missing clear-cut chances as Wolves dominated.
Things are not going as well in the Premier League after losing Raul Jimenez to injury, with back-to-back home defeats versus Everton and West Brom leaving them 14th in the table.
“We are aware that it’s not a good moment for us, it’s a bad moment, and a lot of things are going wrong,” said Nuno. “We have to react to it and work very hard for the next one.
“It’s time to analyse and see the next steps forward. The solution is here with us, we must find better solutions and better players.”
Wolves will be keen to claim a confidence-boosting victory here ahead of beginning a tough run of top-flight fixtures with a trip to Chelsea.
On what looks a decent pitch, punters can get 11/10 for the visitors to prove a class apart and win by more than two clear goals, which completes our Chorley vs Wolves betting tips.
CHORLEY 3-2 Farsley – Andy Owens, Harvey Smith, Connor Hall
WOLVES 2-3 West Brom – Fabio Silva, Willy Boly
Head-to-head: Chorley 3-0 Wolves, Wolves 1-1 Chorley, Chorley 1-1 Wolves
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