Wolverhampton vs Chelsea Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips
England Premier League | Molineux Stadium | 14th September 2019 15:00
It is a clash of poor defences as Wolves host Chelsea in an English Premier League fixture at Molineux. Both teams have been far from convincing at the back in the early part of the season and are tipped to produce BTTS.
Wolves are coming off their first Premier League defeat of the season after suffering a 3-2 loss at Everton last time out. They had fought back from behind twice in the contest thanks to efforts from Romain Saiss and Raul Jimenez but conceded the winner 10 minutes from time. Nuno Espirito Santo’s men had not been at their best this season before the defeat at Everton, having drawn their opening three matches. Wolves have struggled at the back this season having failed to keep a clean sheet since their opening fixture at Leicester. They will have to make do without defender Wily Boly who was shown a red card at Everton. They do however have plenty of quality at the other end of the pitch with Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota likely to feature.
Chelsea were held to a 2-2 draw at home against newly promoted Sheffield United in their last Premier League fixture. They went into the break with a two-goal lead thanks to a brace from Tammy Abraham but were breached twice in the second half by the Blades. The Blues have been hampered by poor defending this season and travel to Molineux with just one Premier League victory. BTTS is worth a punt at odds of 1.75. After a slow start to the season, Tammy Abraham appears to be coming into his own at Chelsea. He has scored four goals already and should retain his place in attack with Mason Mount set to start in midfield having also found the net twice this term.
Raul Jimenez has impressed for Wolves in the UEFA Europa League and finally got off the mark in the Premier League last time out at Everton. He often combines well with Diogo Jota and both men are expected to trouble the Chelsea backline.
Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount have been the standout players for Chelsea this season with six goals between them. Both men have the quality to cause the Wolves defence plenty of problems on Saturday.
PREDICTION : DRAW 2-2
ACCUMULATOR TIP : BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE , CHANCE MIX GG OR OVER 2.5 , WOLVES DOUBLE CHANCE
NETBET BETBUILDER : OVER 1.5 FT GOALS, OVER 0.5 HT GOALS , WOLVES +2 HANDICAP