Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea Betting: Conte's Cup favourites to march on

The Premier League side are a short price to win and our tipster is backing the Blues to come out on top of a high-scoring contest at Molineux

Chelsea continue their quest for domestic dominance when they travel to take on Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Antonio Conte's charges have established a commanding eight point lead at the top of the Premier League table and the Blues will move into the last eight of the FA Cup with victory on Saturday evening.

The west Londoners, though, will be wary of the threat posed by Paul Lambert's men, for Wolves have already beaten both Stoke City and Liverpool thus far during what has been a fantastic FA Cup campaign for the men from Molineux.

Chelsea have come out on top in just one of their last four fixtures away from home, but the Blues remain as strong favourites at just 4/11 (1.36) with Paddy Power to win in normal time.


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The hosts have been beaten in three of their four Championship fixtures since winning at Anfield in the last round, while Wolves' confidence will have been dented by back-to-back home defeats against both Newcastle United and Wigan Athletic within the last week.

However, Lambert's side are seeking a hat-trick of FA Cup wins against Premier League opposition this term and Paddy Power offer 8/1 (9.0) that Wolves beat the Blues inside 90 minutes, while the same firm go 19/5 (4.80) that a replay at Stamford Bridge is required to separate the sides.

Wanderers have not reached the last eight of the FA Cup since 2003 and there is little comfort to be drawn from their home record in the competition, for the hosts have won just two of their last 11 FA Cup ties at Molineux. furthermore, with Wolves just six points ahead of the bottom three in the Championship, preserving their status in the second tier is, undoubtedly, Lambert's priority.


There is plenty of potential for goals when these teams renew their rivalry, for nine of Wolves' last 11 FA Cup ties on home turf has seen more than two goals scored, while Chelsea have scored in all but one of their last 11 away matches in all competitions.

Paddy Power offer just 4/7 (1.57) that more than two goals are scored in this game, but better value lies in backing Chelsea to come out on top in a tie in which at least three goals are scored.

That particular play would have seen punters profit from six of the Blues' last seven wins in all competitions and, at even money (2.0), the selection is certainly worthy of support once again.

Over 2.5 goals and Chelsea to win at even money (2.0) for a 2pt stake with Paddy Power