Wolves have slipped into the bottom half after following up a 2-1 win at Arsenal (Nov 29) with successive losses, making it two games from their last three favouring the pre-match outsider. Despite this, Wolves’ win rate as pre-match outsiders in the league since the start of 2019/20 stood at just 25.0% (W5, D6, L9) going into the previous league round.
The hosts have avoided defeat in four of their last five home matches (W2, D2, L1), drawing 0-0 with their opponents in the first half of play in both draws. However, last season’s corresponding Premier League (PL) fixture was a firecracker from the start, ending 5-2 to Chelsea, and seeing both halves produce over 2.5 goals!
Chelsea travel to Molineux after losing 1-0 at Everton, recording no second-half shots on target despite recording 72% possession overall. They were unbeaten in nine PL games prior (W5, D4), while keeping a clean sheet in four of the last six assignments in that run. Going further back, Chelsea have beaten the -1 handicap in each of their last seven PL victories, winning both halves on four occasions.
In a true sign of their staying power when travelling, Chelsea have led at HT in nine of their last 12 PL away wins. However, they have proven themselves strong in the latter stages too, with the ‘Blues’ registering eight of their 11 PL away goals this term after the break.
Wolves have proven themselves a tough nut to crack and tipsters have them for a draw on 3.90 odds on Betpay.
Wolves 1-1 Chelsea