Wolves vs Chelsea
English Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 5 December 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Molineux Stadium (Wolverhampton).
It has been a roller-coaster ride for Wolverhampton Wanderers in their maiden Premier League season since the 2011/12 campaign. They began slow, saw a huge rise in form and then fell badly in the last couple of weeks again. They are currently on a run of five defeats and a draw in last six league matches. The latest of failures came on Friday night when they allowed fell to last term Championship rivals Cardiff City 2-1 on the Welsh soil.
It seemed Wolves are on their way to end a dreadful run when Matt Doherty pushed them in front 18 minutes into the game at Cardiff City Stadium. Nevertheless, they allowed two goals late in the second half and ended up losing 2-1 to drop down to the 11th place in the league ladder.
Wolves vs Chelsea: Head-to-head
Wolves have been the more successful side over a long history of their head to head encounters with Chelsea.
Wolverhampton lead the H2H tie by six wins coming into their 81st meeting with the Blues.
Nonetheless, Chelsea were absolutely the dominant force in the most recent head to head history winning each of last four matches against Wolves.
Just one of past six head to head games saw goals scored at both ends.
Wolves vs Chelsea: Prediction
Bouncing back on Wednesday evening against Chelsea will be a brutally tough task for Nuno Espirito Santo and his men. The Portuguese manager must be frustrated to know his troops lost back-to-back outings to the likes of Huddersfield Town and Cardiff City just after they held Arsenal to a 1-1 draw at Emirates.
The trip to Molineux should thus give Chelsea a nice opportunity to keep pace on top three sides in the league with a three-pointer in West Midlands. They took just a single point from recent league games with Everton (0-0 draw) and Tottenham (3-1 loss).
The away win is well worth backing at the odds of 1.83, while you will get the same odds for Chelsea to net two or more goals on the night.
Wolves vs Chelsea: Bet Tips
Chelsea to win @ 1.83 (5/6)
Chelsea Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.83 (5/6).