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Wolverhampton vs Chelsea Predictions

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Under 2.5 Match Goals

4/5odds when tipped
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Chelsea 1-0

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Tip Reasoning

  • There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 15 of Wolves’ 17 Premier League games.
  • Chelsea are missing a number of players due to coronavirus, including Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner.
  • Wolves have conceded just 14 goals but have only scored 13 themselves.
  • Wolves have lost four of their five games against the current top seven, and all of their defeats were 1-0 losses.

Weakened Chelsea face Wolves test

It looks as if the meeting between Wolves and Chelsea is set to go ahead at Molineux on Sunday as a handful of Premier League games have survived this weekend.

Four of Saturday’s fixtures have been postponed due to a rise in coronavirus cases and Everton’s game against Leicester on Sunday is already off.

Wolves boss Bruno Lage has confirmed Yerson Mosquera and Fabio Silva have returned positive Covid-19 tests, although the former would have been unavailable anyway due to injury.

The hosts will also be without injury victims Rayan Ait-Nouri and Hwang Hee-chan but Raul Jimenez returns from suspension.

Chelsea are without Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chilwell due to coronavirus but Kai Havertz has returned a negative test so may be involved, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Jorginho are doubts.

Don’t expect fireworks at Molineux

With Chelsea missing Lukaku and Werner, it is hard to see them scoring too many goals and they are coming up against one of the best defences in the league.

Wolves have conceded just 14 goals in 17 games, meaning they have the best defensive record outside of the top three, but they don’t score many themselves either. Lage’s men have just 13 in total, only bottom club Norwich have scored fewer, and they’ve failed to find the back of the net in four of their last six games.

Ideal game for unders backers

There have been under 2.5 goals scored in each of Wolves’ last seven games and there have only been three or more scored in two of their 17 league games so far. Chelsea have been involved in some high-scoring games of late, but as Wolves managed to restrict Liverpool and Manchester City to just one goal each in back-to-back 1-0 losses earlier this month they should be able to frustrate a makeshift Blues side too.

Chelsea may be missing a few key men in attack, but Wolves’ struggles for goals is becoming a huge issue and I’m expecting the visitors to come away with a narrow 1-0 win on Sunday. Wolves have played five games against the current top seven and have just one win, against West Ham.  They have lost the other four – and all of those have been 1-0 defeats.

Wolves predicted lineup: Sa, Kilman, Coady, Saiss, Semedo, Neves, Moutinho, Marcal, Traore, Jimenez, Podence

Chelsea predicted lineup: Mendy, Chalobah, Silva, Rudiger, James, Kante, Barkley, Alonso, Mount, Ziyech, Havertz

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  • Chelsea have won six of their last eight away games in the Premier League.
  • Five of Wolves’ seven league defeats this term have been by a 1-0 scoreline.

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