Wolves and Chelsea are both hoping to recover from recent Premier League defeats when they clash at Molineux on Tuesday evening.
Chelsea also lost by the same scoreline at Everton, which ended a nine-match unbeaten run and marked only their second defeat of the campaign.
Wolves are yet to beat a side currently in the top-half this season and bet365 offer them as 17/4 (5.25) outsiders to break that run here.
Frank Lampard has led his side to six wins so far, all against bottom-half clubs, and they are just 4/6 (1.67) to chalk up another three points against their 13th-placed opposition.
Just one of the last four meetings between these team has ended in a draw and another stalemate is available at 14/5 (3.80).
Joao Moutinho is suspended after being sent off in the defeat to Villa, whilst Jonny and Raul Jimenez remain long-term absentees for Wolves.
Callum Hudson-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech are both out for Chelsea but Lampard has confirmed thatChristian Pulisic is back in the squad after missing the loss on Merseyside.
It is no coincidence that Wolves have not scored in the two matches since Jimenez sustained a head injury at Arsenal, with Santo’s men seriously struggling for cutting edge.
Despite mustering 10 shots on target during those fixtures, more than all but four teams, they are one of only two sides to not find the net in that time and could face more struggles against the Blues.
Indeed, Chelsea have the third-best defence this season with only 12 goals against them and with only 34 shots on target faced – the second-fewest in the Premier League – andthey will surely back themselves to hold firm at Molineux.
Chelsea have been exceptionally strong at the back in recent weeks, keeping four clean sheets and conceding only three times in their last seven matches, and the 6/5(2.20) price from bet365 on another clean sheet offers strong value for punters here.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
Source : goal.com