Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea FA Cup predictions, betting tips and preview. Antonio Conte's men are odds on favourites to reach the Quarter Final by progressing past the Championship side.
Wolves v Chelsea match stats
- Wolves already beaten two Premier League sides away from home in the FA Cup this term
- Chelsea on the other hand have lost just one of their last 18 games in all competitions
- The Blues have beaten the Midlands side in nine of the last ten matches between these two
Wolves v Chelsea betting preview
Wolverhampton Wanderers are struggling towards the lower reaches of the Championship this time around. The summer hiring of Walter Zenga proved to be an unpopular decision, although his replacement Paul Lambert is taking some time to get to grips with the task in hand at Molineux and his side currently sit in 18th place in the second tier table.
Ex-Aston Villa manager Lambert will no doubt have been hoping the famous FA Cup win over Liverpool at Anfield in the last round will have kickstarted some better from from his side but they head into this tie following back-to-back league defeats at the hands of Burton Albion and Newcastle United, making the home win seem even less likely at 7/1 with Ladbrokes
Chelsea are on course for the Premier League title this year. The Blues have adapted brilliantly to Antonio Conte’s style of play and whilst the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City have floundered, the Blues have lost only one of their last eighteen matches in all competitions and as such have opened up an eight point gap at the top of the Premier League.
The likes of Diego Costa and Eden Hazard may be rested for this game, but even so the likes of Willian and Michy Batshuayi are likely to be too strong for their Championship opponents and with no European football, the Blues can afford to take the FA Cup as seriously as they like this term. That's why they're huge favourites for the win here at 2/5 with Sky Bet
Antonio Conte has so many options in the attacking areas of the pitch that his side should be able to rack up some goals even if he decides to rest some of his star turns. Wolves have shipped goals throughout the season and we can't see them being able to resist this excellent Chelsea frontline, so we're backing the visitors to win with a one goal handicap at 21/20 with bet365
Michy Batshuayi was given a rare starting chance for Chelsea in the last round against Brentford and he found the net from the penalty spot in a 3-0 victory over the Bees. The Belgian forward will be hoping to take any opportunity that comes his way and we can see him getting on the scoresheet if he's handed a starting berth, so we've backed him to score at any time at evens with Sky Bet
Chelsea to win with a one goal handicap @ 21/20 with bet365
Michy Batshuayi to score at any time @ evens with Sky Bet