Sunday brings us the final match of this unique Premier League campaign. Our expert tipsters are focussing on West London, where top for hopefuls Chelsea host a Wolves side who have just fallen away from the pack. As always, we’ve analysed that facts and stats to bring you our best betting tip for this match.
We’ve taken a look at the history between these two sides, each team’s performances this campaign and the facts & figures to come up with our prediction for this one. With so much at stake for the Blues, we’ll give our verdict on whether or not they can do the business under pressure.
Frank Lampard’s side will need to bounce back from a thrilling 5-3 defeat against the champions at Anfield if they are to guarantee themselves a place in the Champions League next season. Failure to do so will require a favour from United, who face a Leicester side breathing heavily down Chelsea’s neck. Chelsea will be without midfield maverick N’Golo Kanté when they take on a Wolves side who themselves need the win to pip Tottenham to the last Europa League spot. Despite losing in their last Premier League game, Chelsea have still scored 6 goals in their last 2 outings.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side will be disappointed not to be in the running for the Champions League spots, however they’ll be hungry to secure a Europa League spot for the second successive season since their promotion from the Championship. Wolves have impressed once again this campaign, as they’ve proven to be hard to break down but also have plenty of fire power up top with the pace and power of Adama Traore complimenting Rual Jiminez wonderfully. With Spurs just 1 point behind Wolves in 7th place, this surely goes down as a must win fixture for the Wanderers.
Since Wolves got promoted from the Championship 2 seasons ago, these sides have played each other 3 times, with a completely even spread of results; 1 Chelsea win, 1 Wolves win and 1 draw. The Blues will take some comfort in the fact that they won the reverse fixture this season convincingly in a thrilling 5-2 encounter at Molineux. In terms of recent league form, each side has painted a different picture; Wolves tight knit unit tend to keep the score lines modest, while Chelsea have been both scoring and conceding in buckets, with their last 12 outings serving up 12 goals combined.
Below, our experts have supplied you with the results from the last 5 fixtures between Chelsea and Wolves as well as 3 statistical highlights that have influenced our prediction and betting tip for this Sunday’s match. If nothing else, we’re expecting an all out battle.
Having analysed the above information and taken everything into consideration, we’re backing a Chelsea win, but with both teams getting on the scoresheet.
Despite them having worse form than Wolves in their last 3 games, it feels like the momentum is every so slightly more with Chelsea. Their 5-3 defeat at Anfield was preceded by a convincing 3-1 win against a solid Manchester United side to secure a place in the FA Cup final. The fact that they have scored 6 in their last 2 outings also suggests that they should be able to snatch more than one on Sunday, even against a unit as resilient as Wolves.
Nuno’s Wolves certainly won’t go down without a fight though, so we also see them getting on the scoresheet, which is why our betting tip for this fixture is a Chelsea win + both teams to score, which you can place on odds of 4 with Bet365.