Wolves face Spurs on Saturday with a 19:45 kick off under the lights at Molineux.
After losing two games in a row for the first time under Nuno, Wolves will be desperate to return to winning ways, however, things will certainly not be easy against an attacking Spurs side.
Last weekend, Wolves lost 1-0 away at Brighton to a side who took their only chance of the game through the clinical Glenn Murray. Wolves meanwhile, had 27 shots yet didn’t convert any of them.
Wolves are still in the top half, sitting 10th with 15 points. Spurs, are 5th with 21 points having won 4 out of their last 5.
That loss was their most recent league game as they lost 1-0 to Manchester City. Spurs have a hectic schedule with Saturday night’s game being their 3rd in 5 days with a must-win Champions League game with PSV on Tuesday.
Spurs faced West Ham in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday with Mauricio Pochettino making numerous changes as he rested Harry Kane, Toby Alderweireld and Moussa Sissoko. Those absentees didn’t matter though as they cruised to a 3-1 victory, goals courtesy of Heung-min Son with a brace and Fernando Llorente with one.
Tottenham have to beat PSV in order to stand a chance of qualifying from the Champions League group stages, so there well may be players rested again. However, whatever side Spurs put out, they will be clear favourites to beat Wolves.
Wolves may well create chances throughout the game yet they need to be more clinical in order to have any chance of winning games. As we saw against Brighton, they had one chance and they scored it. Wolves had several yet didn’t score. This need to be rectified soon.
Diogo Jota didn’t do enough for me in his sub appearance to warrant a start and Adama Traore has been better when coming off the bench.
For this reason, I would start Ivan Cavaleiro and Helder Costa with Jota and Traore exciting options to bring on.
I think it’ll be a tight game, that Spurs will just about nick.
Predicted result – Wolves 1-2 Spurs
Predicted team (3-4-3).
Patricio; Bennett, Coady(C), Boly; Doherty, Moutinho, Neves, Otto; Costa, Jimenez, Cavaleiro.