Chorley vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: prediction, preview and team news| FA Cup 2020-21
Beleaguered Wolverhampton Wanderers will be looking for some reprieve in the FA Cup when they go to Victory Park on Friday to face sixth division side Chorley.
The home side welcome the Premier League club to Victory Park having already defeated three EFL clubs on the way to the last 32.
Wolverhampton Wanderers square off against National League North outfit Chorley in the FA Cup fourth round on the back of just two wins in 10 matches in all competitions.
In what’s been a highly disappointing season for them in the Premier League, Wolves are languishing in 14th position in the standings with just six wins from 19 games.
They haven’t won in the league since beating Chelsea on 15 December. The only victory during this run came in this competition when they narrowly ousted Crystal Palace at home.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side just have not been the same rip-roaring juggernaut of the last few years. Since Diego Jota left for Liverpool at the start of the season, goals have been hard to come by.
They’ve beaten League One sides Wigan Athletic and Peterborough, before pulling off a bigger scalp in the Championship’s Derby County in the last round.
Reason for Chorley vs Wolverhampton Wanderers predictions:
- National League North side Chorley have never beaten a Premier League team before.
- Wolves have conceded just one goal in total in their last three FA Cup fixtures.
- Wolves have lost just two of their last nine FA Cup away matches.
- Wolves have reached the fifth round of the FA Cup in just two of the past 12 campaigns, doing so in 2016-17 and 2018-19.
The sides have met just once in history before, which came during the 1986-87 season in this very competition.
Chorley, a non-league team back then, ousted a fourth division Wolves outfit in the first round following a stunning 2-0 win.
Wolves lost their last FA Cup meeting with non-league opponents, going down 1-0 at Luton in January 2013.
Wolves might not be at their best at the moment, but do not write them off so easily. This will be Chorley’s toughest outing in the competition yet, it may be a bridge too far for the home team.
We expect Chorley to put up a fight, before Wolves march on in the competition.
Our prediction: Wolves @ 1.16
Source: BetInAsia Black