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What Trueform says for Wolves vs Chelsea
Wolves have suffered some disappointing defeats of late but the feeling is that their style of football is better suited to taking on elite-level clubs.
That view will be put to the test again when Chelsea visit Molineux, but past form this season does support our theory.
Wanderers have drawn with both Manchester clubs, Arsenal and Everton, while they only went down 3-2 to Tottenham on home turf.
Our opening Wolves vs Chelsea prediction is for another stalemate at 27/10.
A Look At Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Betting Odds
Wolves made a seemingly smooth transition to the Premier League in losing only once in their opening eight games, but the pressure is on after going down to Huddersfield and Cardiff.
A dramatic slump in form has seen them fail to win since early October and Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have picked up just one point from a possible 18.
“We need to get off this run as soon as possible,” said Matt Doherty. “It’s frustrating to lose five in six for the quality of players we have and the way we play.
“But our confidence hasn’t gone. I think you would be able to tell in our play if we were not looking for the ball, showing for angles or were hesitant.
“We’re not used to losing consecutive games, but you can see in our play we’re not panicking.”
The one bright spot in the current barren run was a 1-1 draw at Arsenal, though, and 25/4 for a repeat of that scoreline stands out from the Wolves vs Chelsea odds.
Last Wolves line-up: Rui Patricio, Doherty, Boly, Coady, Vinagre, Neves, Saiss, Moutinho, Jimenez, Costa, Traore.
A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds
Chelsea followed up a 4-0 Europa League triumph over PAOK Salonika by beating Fulham 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in this competition.
However, Maurizio Sarri did not exactly offer his players glowing praise after Pedro put them ahead on four minutes and Ruben Loftus-Cheek wrapped up the victory late on.
The Blues still seemed a little subdued, having previously drawn at home to Everton before losing 3-1 at Tottenham.
“At 1-0, the players on the pitch had a very good level of application, attention, but without trying to kill the match,” Sarri said. “I think we were a little bit tense.”
The timing of this trip does not favour Chelsea, who have had two days less to prepare and could also be distracted by Saturday’s huge clash with Manchester City.
Mexico striker Raul Jimenez has scored all three of his Premier League goals for Wanderers at Molineux and 13/2 for him to break the deadlock is worth adding to our Wolves vs Chelsea betting tips.
Last Chelsea line-up: Kepa, Rudiger, Alonso, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Hazard, Pedro, Giroud.
Cardiff 2-1 WOLVES – Matt Doherty
CHELSEA 2-0 Fulham – Pedro, Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Head-to-head: Wolves 0-2 Chelsea
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