Wolfsberger vs Chelsea:
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Kick-off: 19:00 UK Time
Venue: Lavanttal-Arena, Wolfsberg (Austria).
Antonio Conte seek his first win as Chelsea coach when his team take on Austrian outfit Wolfsberger on Wednesday night.
The Italian boss witnessed his side succumbed to a 2-0 loss to Rapid Wien in his first game as Chelsea manager. The Blues finished the Premier League season without a win in the last four matches and their latest defeat took it to a five match winless run across all format.
Wolfsberger on the other hand were defeated by Ebreichsdorf 1-0 in the round of 32 of domestic cup competition last Friday. They were also involved in four other friendlies prior to that and are unbeaten, with wins in the last three.
Wolfsberger vs Chelsea: Head-to-Head Stats
The sides played against each other in a friendly at Wolfsberger during the 2014 pre-season which finished in a 1-1 draw. The first half witnessed no goals and Manuel Kerhe send the hosts to a surprise lead in the 55 minute of the second half. The young midfielder Jeremie Boga, who was barely 17 years old them found the equalizer for the Blues close to the 83 minutes.
Wolfsberger vs Chelsea: Prediction
Despite key players like Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois still on holidays due to their involvement in Euro 2016, the Wednesday’s Chelsea line-up could prove too strong for the hosts. The likes of Willian, Diego Costa, Ivanovic and John Terry were all present in the 2-0 loss at Rapid Vienna. And they will be keen to reverse the fortunes. Moreover most of these players will be keen to show they still got what it takes to play for a club like Chelsea after a horror show in the previous season.
Chelsea must be winning this fairly easily until unless they play too bad. I back Blues to score at least 2 goals here and go with the correct score prediction of 4-1 at the end of ninety minutes.
Wolfsberger vs Chelsea: Tips
Chelsea over 1.5 goals
Handicap Chelsea +1