Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Tottenham Hotspur Match Preview, Head to Head Statistics & Predictions
Tottenham will be hoping to bounce back with a win when they travel to the Molineux to face Wolverhampton after back to back defeats in the league for the first time this season.
Wolves have had a strange season so far, opening with their best start to a top flight league season, Nuno Esperito Santo’s men have found consistency hard to come by with the team winning six and losing six of their 14 matches, a turn of results which leaves them 11th in the standings. Wolves lost 2-1 to Burnley on Monday night in a disappointing showing and that result made it three defeats in their last four games.
The absence of talisman Raul Jimenez has certainly played a big part as wingers Neto and Podence struggle to carry the goal scoring burden. Wolves did beat Chelsea 2-1 in their last home game and are certainly capable of overcoming the best sides in the division despite struggling to perform on a consistent basis.
Tottenham have lost their last two league games to second place Leicester City and champions Liverpool. The performance against Leicester left a lot to be desired and Jose Mourinho knows he needs more from his team if they’re to avoid slipping further down the table.
Tottenham have slipped down into sixth position in the table and are currently six points behind leaders Liverpool, although they know a win against Wolves would set them up nicely leading into home games with Fulham and Leeds United which on paper should be winnable games.
Jose’s men have been strong on the road this season, winning four of their seven matches, with just one loss, the game at Anfield. A victory here is absolutely paramount for Spurs as they look to ascend, with Liverpool and Manchester United likely to pull away if Jose’s men drop any more points as the season gets into its most hectic stage.
Wolves will again be without the services of Raul Jimenez and Jonny through injury, while Leander Dendoncker is unlikely to be available for selection after being injured in his side’s 2-1 win over Chelsea in midweek.
Predicted Wolves XI – Patrício; Boly, Coady, Saiss; Semedo, Moutinho, Neves, Ait-Nouri; Podence; Silva, Neto
As for Tottenham, Japhet Tanganga is definitely out with a shoulder problem, while Giovani Lo Celso will also be unavailable due to the thigh issue that he picked up against Leicester.
Gareth Bale has also emerged as a doubt, having suffered a calf injury in the first half of the clash with Stoke, but the Wales international is unlikely to start even if he is available for selection.
Predicted Tottenham XI – Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon; Sissoko, Hojbjerg; Bergwijn, Ndombele, Son; Kane
Head to Head Statistics
Spurs have won each of their last three Premier League away games against Wolves, netting at least twice each time. Indeed, just one of Spurs’ four Premier League defeats to Wolves has come at Molineux (0-1 in February 2010).
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