Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Chelsea betting tips
This article covers Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Chelsea betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.
Wolverhampton Wanderers 6/1
Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Chelsea: Match details
Match: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Chelsea
Competition: Premier League
Date: Sunday 19 December 2021
Kick-off time: 2:00 pm (UK)
Betting prediction: Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2 Chelsea
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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Chelsea – recent form and head to head statistics
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|January 15, 2022||Premier League 21/22||Wolverhampton Wanderers||3 - 1||Southampton FC|
|January 9, 2022||FA Cup 21/22||Wolverhampton Wanderers||3 - 0||Sheffield United|
|January 3, 2022||Premier League 21/22||Manchester United||0 - 1||Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|December 28, 2021||Premier League 21/22||Arsenal FC||0 - 0||Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|December 26, 2021||Premier League 21/22||Wolverhampton Wanderers||0 - 0||Watford FC|
|January 18, 2022||Premier League 21/22||Brighton & Hove Albion||1 - 1||Chelsea FC|
|January 15, 2022||Premier League 21/22||Manchester City||1 - 0||Chelsea FC|
|January 12, 2022||EFL Cup 21/22||Tottenham Hotspur||0 - 1||Chelsea FC|
|January 8, 2022||FA Cup 21/22||Chelsea FC||5 - 1||Chesterfield FC|
|January 5, 2022||EFL Cup 21/22||Chelsea FC||2 - 0||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers||Chelsea FC|
|69||Shots on goal||121|
|63||Shots off goal||98|
|48%||Average ball possession||56%|
|3||Shots on post||2|
|14||Goals by foot||37|
|2||Goals by head||8|
|0||Shots on bar||4|
|Wolverhampton Wanderers||Chelsea FC|
|0.65||Average Goals Scored||2.41|
|December 19, 2021||Premier League 21/22||Wolverhampton Wanderers||0 - 0||Chelsea FC|
|January 27, 2021||Premier League 20/21||Chelsea FC||0 - 0||Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|December 15, 2020||Premier League 20/21||Wolverhampton Wanderers||2 - 1||Chelsea FC|
|July 26, 2020||Premier League 19/20||Chelsea FC||2 - 0||Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|September 14, 2019||Premier League 19/20||Wolverhampton Wanderers||2 - 5||Chelsea FC|
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Chelsea: Match preview
Will Wolverhampton Wanderers win again?
On Wednesday night, Wolves beat Brighton 1-0 at the Amex with the only goal coming in first half stoppage time.
A corner was not cleared so the ball was chipped back into the area by Rúben Neves before being smartly finished by Romain Saïss.
How the game finished 1-0, though, is a miracle, with both sides squandering clear-cut chances.
Marçal hit the crossbar, Saïss smacked the post while Francisco Trincão and then Daniel Podence both put efforts straight at the goalkeeper.
Nevertheless, the visitors left Sussex by the Sea with the victory, continuing their impressive campaign.
Before this, Bruno Lage’s side had lost back-to-back games but, in fairness, they were both 1-0 and came against the Premier League’s top two, Manchester City and Liverpool.
Overall, Wolves have lost just three of their last 12, amassing 21 points in this period.
So, they are currently eighth, albeit with the table somewhat all over the place due to postponements left, right and centre.
Since promotion back to the Premier League in 2018, these two clubs have met three times at Molineux.
Wolves have won two of them including last season, both 2-1, but the Blues enjoyed a 5-2 success in between.
Who will win this time in the Black Country?
Can Chelsea claim all three points?
Chelsea travel to the West Midlands in desperate need of a victory.
Many tipped the European champions for Premier League glory this season, but they are struggling to keep pace with the two front-runners.
On Thursday, the Blues welcomed an Everton side to Stamford Bridge who were practically down to the bare bones.
Thus, a home win seemed a forgone conclusion, particularly when Mason Mount smashed his team in front in the 70th minute.
But, just four minutes later, the Toffees bundled in a shock equaliser and managed to hold on for a point.
That is two more points dropped for Chelsea who’ve now only won three of their last seven Premier League games.
They’d previously drawn with Burnley and Manchester United and lost their last away game to West Ham.
Throw in the 3-3 draw with Zenit Saint Petersburg 11 days ago, and Thomas Tuchel’s team are six games without a clean sheet, conceding 11 times.
So, they are third in the Premier League table, three points behind Liverpool and four adrift of Manchester City.
The Blues will face both of their title rivals in January, hosting Liverpool just after New Years’ Day before travelling to the Etihad 13 days later.
As a result, they cannot let the gap grow any wider before those two huge fixtures.
Will Chelsea get back to winning ways at Molineux?
Wolverhampton Wanderers team news vs Chelsea
Of course, team news for any club is subject to Covid-19 tests in the current climate.
But, Bruno Lage will be hoping to name an even stronger XI than the one that beat Brighton on Wednesday.
José Sá has started all 17 Premier League games since arriving from Olympiacos, conceding just 14 times.
In defence, they’re still without Yerson Mosquera and Jonny, but Willy Boly was back amongst the substitutes at the Amex.
Nevertheless, captain Conor Coady will continue at the heart of the defence with Max Kilman and midweek match-winner Romain Saïss either side.
Rayan Aït-Nouri missed that match so, if he’s unavailable again, Marçal will deputise at left-wing-back.
In the middle, Rúben Neves and João Moutinho could keep their places, chosen over Leander Dendoncker.
In attack, though, is where Lage has big decisions to make.
Hwang Hee-chan hobbled off early at Brighton so is unlikely to feature in this game.
But Raúl Jiménez is back after serving his one-match suspension in midweek.
So, the Mexican is expected to lead the line with Daniel Podence and Francisco Trincão in support.
This would see Adama Traoré once again reduced to the role of super sub, sat alongside Fábio Silva in reserve.
Will Wolves enjoy a memorable victory?
Chelsea team news vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
Chelsea, meanwhile, had four players test positive for Covid-19 on Thursday morning, but their match against Everton still went ahead.
Romelu Lukaku, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell were the players, and the Blues can now only hope that no more are affected.
Édouard Mendy remains an important figure in goal, despite his own dip in form.
At the back, 37-year-old Thiago Silva could start once again with Antonio Rüdiger and club captain César Azpilicueta either side.
Andreas Christensen and fit again Trevoh Chalobah are the other centre-back options.
At wing-back, Chelsea are short of options, though, so Reece James and Marcos Alonso are expected to start here again.
In the middle, they’re still without Mateo Kovačić and N’Golo Kanté due to injury.
So, Jorginho’s partner is likely to continue to be Ruben Loftus-Cheek, with Saúl Ñíguez not trusted by the manager.
In attack, Lukaku, Hudson-Odoi, Werner and Havertz are all unavailable due to either Covid-19 or illness.
So, as was the case on Thursday, it’s likely to be Mason Mount, Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic who make up the attacking trio.
Ross Barkley is the only real alternative on the bench.
Despite all of the absences, this is still a very strong Chelsea XI, so will it prove too much for Wolves?
Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Chelsea
Predicted Chelsea line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
Highlights of Brighton & Hove Albion 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Highlights of Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 West Ham United
Highlights of Chelsea 1-1 Everton
Highlights of Zenit Saint Petersburg 3-3 Chelsea
Premier League table:
|4||West Ham United||22||11||4||7||41||30||11||37|
|9||Brighton & Hove Albion||21||6||11||4||22||22||0||29|
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This article was edited by Conor Laird.
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Chelsea betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds FAQs
When does Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Chelsea kick off?
14:00 (UK), Sunday 19 December 2021.
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Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2 Chelsea.