Chelsea vs Wolverhampton Football Predictions and Betting Tips
Chelsea vs Wolverhampton Football Predictions and Betting: The Premier League is back with a bang for its 20th week of action-packed football.
On Wednesday, Chelsea is set to face a formidable challenge in Wolves in their own backyard. Chelsea has so far enjoyed a good season despite hiccups in the last few games whereas Wolves haven’t had the best of the performances in the last 5 games pushing them to 14th place.
Even though Chelsea have a sizeable advantage going into this game, according to past performances and the prediction platforms, Wolves are known to spring surprises on their day.
Both Chelsea and Wolverhampton are having a hard time this EPL season. Chelsea is currently placed at 8th in points table while Wolves with 6 wins in 19 games is placed at 14th position. In last 5 games Chelsea have won only 1 and lost 3 while Wolves are yet to register a win. They lost 3 and drew on two occasions.
Chelsea vs Wolverhampton Football Predictions: Offensive and defensive stats
Chelsea vs Wolves Predictions and Betting: Attack Comparison
The Chelsea needs to regroup to get back to winning ways. Tammy Abraham has been out of sorts for the side whereas Mason Mount is looking in imperious touch with 5 goals and 4 assists this season. In addition to 87.9% pass-accuracy he has 1.6 shots per game, 2 key passes and 1.1 dribbles per game so far.
Hakim Ziyech has been a prime candidate in the forward who creates chances by giving key passes. He has 5 goals and 3 assists in 22 games along with 76.9% pass accuracy and 1.5 shots on target.
Timo Werner has 15 goals and 6 assists in 36 games with 78.9% success in passes in addition to 2.1 shots on target and 0.8 key passes per game so far.
The Wolves attack will be led by Silva, Neto and Adama at the front who were silenced by the impeccable attack of West Brom in their last outing.
Fabio Silva is a young talent from Portugal who has scored twice in 13 games that he has played. He has 71.9% pass accuracy and creates an average of 1.3 shots on target per match.
Pedro Neto is a key component in this attack who has scored 5 goals and 3 assists in 22 games for the team. He has a good header, passes extremely well and has an accurate finishing touch with an overall rating of 7.18.
Adama Traore’s strengths include dribbling, crossing and key passes. He has failed to contribute for the side so far but has a pass accuracy of 74.2% along with 3.8 dribbles per game so far.
Chelsea is ahead in attack.
Jorghinho has been outstanding for Chelsea as of now. He has been scoring at 0.3 goals per game. He has 1 assist and has maintained 86% passing accuracy this as of now.
He will be assisted by the likes of Mason Mount and Mateo Kovacic. Together they have a total of 4 assist as of now.
N’Golo Kante has been asset for his team. He has maintained 87% passing accuracy as now.
Ruben Neves will be leading the Wolves midfield attack. His teammate Joao Moutinho and Dendockner will be assisting him.
The midfield haven’t been much fruitful for the Wolves as of now. If they are to beat Chelsea, the midfield needs to perform this Wednesday.
Chelsea is ahead in mid field.
Chelsea vs Wolves Football Predictions and Betting: Defense Comparison
For Chelsea, the combo of Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma, Azpilicueta and Ben Chilwell will have to secure the defense to hold a clean sheet.
Kurt Zouma has been exceptional in passing, aerial duels and ball interceptions. He has 0.5 tackles, 4.5 clears, 3.5 aerials and 90.2% success in completing passes.
Thiago Silva will be the experienced hand in the backline. In the 22 premier league games he has been part of, he managed 1.4 interceptions, 3.8 clears and 0.7 blocks per game along with 93.1% pass completion rate.
Ben Chilwell is an important signing for the team who has shown his versatility with his invaluable contribution. He has 2 goals and 4 assists in 23 games along with 81.5% pass success and 1.3 tackles per game so far.
The Wolves defense would be playing out of their skins to hold on to a clean sheet on Wednesday.
Conor Coady will be the center back in the eleven who has 86.6% pass accuracy and likes to play long balls. In addition to this, he has 0.9 tackles, 0.9 interceptions and 3.4 clears per game this season.
Willy Boly will join him to guard the goal post and was exceptional in his last match with 81.8% pass completion rate. He also got 1.7 interceptions and 3.9 clears per game so far.
Nelson Semedo will play as the right center back and has great tackling skills. In addition to tackling, he is exceptional in aerial duels winning 1.4 duels per game along with 81.4% pass accuracy. He has a strong rating of 7.12 in this edition.
Chelsea is ahead in defense.
Chelsea vs Wolverhampton Predictions and Betting: Recent form
Chelsea looked like the favorites to win the premier league this season. To their dismay, things haven’t panned out their way in 2021 so far. Their campaign started going downhill in December when they managed to grab just 4 points in 6 matches.
This trend continued as they lost their first fixture of the year against City comprehensively. Despite getting 3 points against Fulham, they were thrashed against Leicester City. This meant that they were down in 8th place after 19 games.
Wolves have had a good couple of matches in the initial phase but have lost their way in the last couple of games forcing them down to 14th place in the table.
They grabbed victories against Sheffield United, Fulham, Leeds United, Crystal Palace and Chelsea but suffered defeats against the likes of West Ham, Manchester City, Leicester, Manchester United and Burnley.
In their last two games, despite staging a good fight, they had to accept defeat against Everton and West Brom. This means that it is important for them to stage a comeback that will help them in their cause to make it back to top ten.
Chelsea vs Wolves Predictions and betting : Predicted lineup
The predicted lineup for this particular clash is as follows:
Chelsea (Starting XI): Mendy, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Kurt Zouma, Thiago Silva, Jorginho, Kovacic, Mason Mount, Pulisic, Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner.
Wolves (Starting XI): Rui Patricio, Semedo, Willy Boly, Romain Saiss, Ait-nouri, Dendoncker, Ruben Neves, Dendoncker, Adama Traore, Pedro Neto and Fablo Silva.
Matches: 15: Chelsea: 11 Wolves: 3 Draw: 1
Last 5 games: Wolves – 2, Chelsea – 2, Draw – 1.
Chelsea vs Wolverhampton Football Predictions and betting: Predicted winner
Despite both the teams looking for a win, Chelsea has been given the clear edge to secure a victory according to betting experts and platforms.
FCTables has given 56% chance to the Blues while the Wolves have been given a meek 19% chance to get a famous win under their belt. Bettingexpert have also gone on to heavily back Chelsea in what looks like a one-sided contest with every chance of their opponents pulling off a surprise.
Another platform FiveThirtyEight have also put the hosts in the drivers’ seat with a 67% chance whereas the visitors have been given an outside chance of 12% in this clash.