Chelsea vs Wolves Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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Having proved almost impregnable on home turf recently, Al Hain-Cole is backing Sarri's men to ease past a visiting team struggling for cutting edge

Chelsea have the chance to close the gap on the top four when they welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The Blues are one point adrift of fifth-placed Arsenal and two behind Manchester United, with at least one of that duo set to drop points when they come face-to-face later in the day.

Latest odds

Having won all four of their Premier League home games against this opposition, they are 1/2 (1.50) favourites with bet365 to gain vital ground by coming out on top here.

However, Nuno Espirito Santo's men ran out 2-1 winners in December's reverse encounter at Molineux, and are available at 6/1 (7.00) to complete the double with another shock victory.

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None of the 13 previous encounters between this pair have resulted in draws, but you can get odds of 3/1 (4.00) on them cancelling each other out for the first time since 1978.

Team News

With no injuries to contend with, the hosts are likely to bring the likes of Eden Hazard, N'Golo Kante and Gonzalo Higuain back into the line-up after being rested for Thursday's Europa League clash with Dynamo Kiev.

Ryan Bennett is suspended after picking up his 10th yellow card of the season in last weekend's 2-0 win over Cardiff.

Solid Blues defence

While 4-0 and 6-0 thrashings away to Bournemouth and Manchester City are still fresh in the memory, Maurizio Sarri's team have actually proved extremely solid at the back in front of their own fans.

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Only Liverpool have let in fewer goals than Chelsea's seven in 14 home games, with just two of those conceded in the most recent eight.

This does not bode well for a visiting side that has failed to find the net in each of their last four visits to this ground, and that has scored only five goals in their last five fixtures.

Predictions

Having drawn a blank in a 1-0 defeat at Huddersfield in their last away trip, odds of 6/4 (2.50) offer solid value on Wolves leaving Stamford Bridge with neither a point nor a goal to celebrate.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Chelsea to win to nil for a 1pt stake at 6/4 (2.50) with bet365

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