Rugby fanatic - but so much more
Rugby fanatic - but so much more
Tottenham Hotspur host Wolves in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon, with just a single point separating the two teams ahead of kick-off. The duo are both still pushing to finish in a top four position come the end of the campaign, however with Spurs going through something of an injury crisis and Wolves battling to compete both domestically and in Europe, it could well be a tight affair in North London. Ahead of the duo taking to the pitch, we will be providing betting tips surrounding the fixture, with Portuguese managers Jose Mourinho and Nuno Espirito Santo both hoping to come out on top.
Tottenham come into the match having suffered back-to-back defeats, with their loss against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last weekend severely denting their chances of qualifying for next season’s Champions League. With the likes of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Moussa Sissoko all being absent due to injury, the Liltwhites are stretched to the limit at present, with teenager Troy Parrot pushing for a start as a result. Mourinho is more likely to stick with January signing Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura in attacking roles however, while Giovani Lo Celso is also set to start, having missed out on a red card against Chelsea.
Wolves were in action in the Europa League on Thursday evening, where they made it through to the last 16 of the tournament, with manager Santo having rested many of his big hitters for the trip to Spain. As a result, tiredness is unlikely to be an issue for the visitors, who currently sit eighth in the Premier League standings, five points off the top four. Having scored a hat-trick in Wolves’ win over Norwich last weekend, Diogo Jota will almost certainly line-up in attack, alongside Raul Jiminez and the in-form Adama Traore. Meanwhile, Captain Conor Coady has played every minute of Wolves’ last 100 league fixtures.
There is little to separate the two teams when it comes to their past Premier League meetings, with Spurs having four wins to their name, while Wolves have three. It was Tottenham who came out on top the last time the duo faced off against each other, with a stoppage time goal from Jan Vertonghen handing them all three points at Molineux back in December last year. However, Wolves had previously claimed a famous 3-2 win at Wembley Stadium, where Spurs were temporarily playing their home fixtures.
It is also keeping in mind that a massive 25 goals have been scored in the last seven matches between the two clubs, with strikers having definitely had the better of defenders over recent years. It is such statistics that lead us to advise punters to bet on over 2.5 goals being scored during the upcoming top-flight fixture between Spurs and Wolves, a market which is available at best odds of 2.25 with bookmaker Coral.
Our top betting tip for the match between Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers this weekend is to bet on the home side to claim all three points, which is available at appealing odds of 2.40 with bookmaker Ladbrokes. Despite having struggled to cope with their injury crisis over recent weeks, Jose Mourinho is usually a manager who works best under pressure, with a victory against Wolves being a must if they are to keep up the pressure on the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United.