Tottenham welcome Wolves to London on Sunday afternoon looking to get back to winning ways. Spurs were beaten 2-1 away to Chelsea last time out and as a result, surrendered fifth spot to Manchester United.
Wolves, on the other hand, ended a three-game winless streak in the league with an empathic 3-0 win over Norwich last weekend. The Wanderers face the second leg of their Europa League tie on Thursday ahead of this game but with a 4-0 cushion are expected to coast by.
Will their efforts in Europe put them on the back foot against Spurs on Sunday, or give them more confidence? Check out our predictions here.
Tottenham vs Wolves – Premier League 2019/20
Where to Watch
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Kick Off Time: 14:00 GMT
TV Channel / Live Stream: Unfortunately, this game will not be broadcast on any TV channel in the UK. You can catch full match highlights on Match of the Day 2 from 22.45 PM in the evening on BBC 1.
Tottenham vs Wolves – The Form Guide
Spurs have been enduring a really mixed season. They lost 2-1 to Chelsea last week ending a run of three straight victories. The loss, however, was coming. Jose Mourinho’s side have been riding their luck lately and without key man, Harry Kane are short of attacking prowess.
The Londoners have won only 11 games all season, almost half the amount they had won at this stage last year (20). They are 20 points behind where they were, but in saying that they are still in with a shout of grabbing a Champions League spot. A victory over Wolves here could see them come into within one point of Chelsea in fourth.
Wolves are also pushing for a European spot in the league. They are currently eight in the table with 39 points, only one less than Spurs. On top of that, they have lost only six games in the league this season, three fewer than this weekend’s rivals.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have, however, been troubled with inconsistency, and bad luck of late. A 0-0 draw with Leicester really ought to have been a 1-0 win to Wolves with Wily Boly deemed to be a toe offside for his goal. Wolves have picked themselves up however and have every chance of grabbing all three points from the capital.
What is the Team News?
Mourinho has described his injury-hit side as being in the worst possible position. Top scorers Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min are both ruled out for considerable periods with injuries. There is no out and out striker he can call on which is a real problem.
Dele Alli has fallen out of favour again after a couple of lacklustre displays. Giovanni Lo Celso will likely be picked ahead of him here.
Wolves, of course, play Espanyol on Thursday evening, but ahead of that tie, they have very few injury concerns. Jonny Otto is out with an ankle injury and at present is the only Wolves players with a problem.
Raul Jiminez got on the scoresheet at the weekend as did in form Diogo Jota. Both will be expected to start against Spurs.
Tottenham Predicted Line-up: Lloris; Tanganga, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies; Dier, Winks; N’dombele, Lo Celso, Bergwijn; Lucas Moura
Wolves Predicted Line-up: Patricio, Swiss, Coady, Boly, Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Doherty, Traore, Jiminez, Jota
Tottenham vs Wolves Latest Odds
Despite Spurs indifferent form and lack of striker – they are favourites for the game with Betfair; they are currently priced at 13/10 (2.3). As a result, Wolves are looking attractive at 2/1 (3.0). The reflection on odds is likely based on the fact that Spurs have home advantage and Wolves have only a 2-day turnaround from their tie in Spain. Still, we think 2/1 to the away side looks attractive.
Santo’s side have drawn an incredible 12 games in the league this season – if you fancy them to make that an unlucky 13, you’ll get 11/5 (3.2) with Betfair.
Tottenham vs Wolves Score Prediction
Spurs beat Wolves 2-1 in the reverse of this fixture back in December with Jan Vertonghen popping up with an injury-time winner. It was harsh on the home side who will be looking for revenge. And Wolves are capable of snatching it here, they were 3-1 winner last season in this fixture and we expect them to at least score here.
Mourinho’s side are looking a little toothless in attack which might make them retreat. The Portuguese manager knows he cannot afford to lose the match however so could be vulnerable if Wolves score. The Wanderers seem to be back to scoring form following two goalless Premier League games and they have recorded four clean sheets in a row.
With this in mind, a 2-0 win to the away side at 13/1 (14.0) with Betfair could be a good value bet.
Tottenham vs Wolves Tip
We expect Wolves to win this match. Their forwards seem to be firing which is a complete contrast to Spurs at the moment.
Of course, Mourinho is likely to have a masterplan up his sleeve and could very well get the win in front of his fans. And his side are the favourites to win this match.
Because we don't trust Spurs, either way, we’re going to go with a goalscorer bet. Diogo Jota has been in excellent form lately, we’re going to follow that for our tip.
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Frequently Asked Questions
⚽ Q: What time is kick-off?
A: Kick-off is at 14.00 GMT.
✅ Q: Where can I watch the match?
A: Unfortunately this game will not be shown live in the UK. Catch highlights of the big game on Match of the Day 2 on BBC 1.
🥇Q: Who won the last time these sides played?
A: Tottenham got the better of Wolves winning 2-1 at Molineux on 15/12/19.