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English FA Cup 5th Round

Wolves v Chelsea Betting Preview

Odds correct as of 14th February 9:30 UK time


What:
English FA Cup 5th Round
Who: Wolves v Chelsea
When: Saturday 18th February, 17.30 UK time
Live on: BT Sport 2

Wolves have already won at Stoke and Liverpool in this season’s FA Cup tournament and now face Premier League leaders Chelsea with a berth in the quarter-finals at stake.

When Wolves beat both Premier League teams last month, they were also enjoying a fairly productive month in Championship action with just defeat suffered and seven points obtained from their other three matches, but they have lost all three league games during February and scored just one goal. However, after an inspired performance at Anfield when winning 2-1, Wolves could raise their game again in this contest and can be backed at 9.50 to claim victory plus 29.00 to win via another 2-1 scoreline.

Wolves are offered at 2.50 to score exactly 1 goal in this cup tie and 6.50 for netting twice as per the previous two rounds while Helder Costa is quoted at 15.00 to be First Goalscorer for the fourth time since mid-December.

Long-serving forward Dave Edwards has yet the score a goal in this season’s FA Cup but he has added nine Championship goals this term with odds of 4.00 available for him to score a goal in this match and 12.00 to net in a home victory.

Opponents Chelsea have yet to face a Premier League team in the current FA Cup tournament after eliminating Peterborough and Brentford at Stamford Bridge in previous rounds. The Blues netted four times in both of those ties and offered at 4.50 to score four goals or more in this match, and despite winning just one league game on away soil this year, Chelsea can be backed at 1.36 to win at Molineux.

It is also likely that Chelsea will not field a full-strength team for this match as per two previous ties with Michy Batshuayi probably offered another opportunity in attack, and the Belgian striker is quoted at 2.00 for maintaining his sequence of scoring in each of this season’s FA Cup rounds to date.

Spaniard Pedro is another forward to share the same success rate and having opened the scoring against Peterborough, he is available at 6.00 to be First Goalscorer as per last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Burnley while Willian has also netted in each of the two previous ties and can be backed at 3.00 to score in an away victory plus 2.50 for just scoring a goal.

Chelsea are priced at 3.75 and 4.00 for one and two goal winning margins respectively while also quoted at 1.91 to net in both halves as has occurred in five of their previous seven matches. As the Blues have opened the scoring with first half goals in their latest seven outings, they are priced at 1.80 to be winning at half time. Odds of 13.00 are also available for Wolves to win via one clear goal.

Other Available Bets:

A draw is 5.00.
A 0-0 draw is 15.00.
Helder Costa netting first in a 2-1 win for Wolves is 191.00.
Pedro scoring first in 2-1 and 3-1 victories for Chelsea is 31.00 and 41.00 respectively.

  
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