Chelsea vs. Wolves Predictions: Back the blues to edge this one
Chelsea vs. Wolves Odds
There are six Premier League games taking place on Saturday and we'll have match previews for them on site. Here we have asked @OddsT3rrier to look at the match taking place in West London between 3rd placed Chelsea and 8th placed Wolverhampton Wanderers and provide us with his best bets.
Chelsea vs. Wolves Tips
Both of these sides enter this contest on the back of some shaky form; Chelsea have won just two of their last six, and have lost three of those, including heavy losses to Brentford and Arsenal and then a 1-0 loss to relegation threated Everton. They are in real danger of slipping out of 3rd spot and possibly even the Champions League spots. This is a game that boss Thomas Tuchel will be desperate to win ahead of their FA Cup Final versus Liverpool later in the month.
Wolves are in dire form - having lost seven of their last ten and are dropping down the table quickly. It's now looking unlikely they will qualify for European football next season, with games against Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool on the Horizon. Bruno Lage needs to stop the rot and quick.
Tuchel is without long term injured pair Ben Chilwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi while Andreas Christensen and Ross Barkley are unlikely to be fit to return.
Wolves are missing Daniel Podence, while Max Kilman and Nelson Semedo are out for the rest of the season.
My first pick is for Chelsea to win and there to be fewer than 3.5 goals in the game.
I firmly expect Chelsea to have enough to win this one, especially given Wanderers recent diabolical form. They are unbeaten in their last eight home games versus Wolves and have kept clean sheets in six of the last seven.
However, everything points to a low scoring game. There have been u2.5 goals in 19 of Wolves last 22 Premier League away games and they have failed to score in their last three matches. Chelsea are also struggling to score of late, scoring just two goals in their last three games.
Next up we have a player prop double based around two Chelsea defenders to be carded, Marcus Alonso and Antonio Rudiger. Ironically both these players are rumoured to be leaving Stamford Bridge in the summer.
Both players have picked up a club high eight yellow cards this season, double the amount of any other player. Alonso has picked up two yellow cards in the last three games and will be up against the tricky pair of Jonny and Hee-Chan here.
Rudiger faces up to Raul Jiminez who loves a battle and already has picked up two red cards this season.
Referee Peter Bankes takes charge of the game who is ranked 3rd in the Premier League for yellow cards shown per game with an average of five.
The pair are 13/5 and 16/5 to be carded as singles and when combined pay 16/1 at William Hill.
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