Wolverhampton Wanderers’ faltering bid to secure Premier League survival continues on Saturday as top-four hopefuls Tottenham Hotspur arrive at Molineux.
Despite delivering a resilient defensive showing for over 70 minutes on their midweek trip to Liverpool, Wolves collapsed in the later stages, conceding twice without a replay in a 2-0 defeat at Anfield.
In addition to failing to add to the league’s second-worst 18-goal tally, Julen Lopetegui’s side stretched their winless run to three matches (D1, L2), heading straight back into the relegation scrap.
With only three points separating them from 18th-placed Everton at the start of this round, Wolves could slide back into the drop zone if they lose here and other results don’t go their way.
Visiting Tottenham will be out to make sure Wolves don’t hold up their end of the bargain as they look to consolidate their top-four charge after a 2-0 home win over Chelsea last weekend.
Manager Antonio Conte should reclaim his place in the dugout after recovering from surgery after his deputy Christian Stellini rounded off his temporary tenure with a 1-0 FA Cup loss at Sheffield United on Wednesday.
Wolves’ problems with inconsistent performances at Molineux have seen them alternate between winning and losing in their last nine home outings across all competitions (W4, L5).
Tottenham’s visit could bring some consistency, but not the way Wolves would want after losing 1-0 to Bournemouth in their last Premier League home outing.
Lopetegui’s men are winless in their last six home league meetings with Spurs (D2, L4), failing to score more than once four times in that span.
After conceding 21 goals in ten Premier League games, Tottenham have regrouped at the back, keeping four clean sheets in their last five league fixtures (W4, L1).
Back-to-back top-flight shut-outs in the build-up to this trip mean Spurs could register three consecutive blank sheets in the Premier League for the first time since the final stretch of last season.
It’s worth noting they’ve lost twice on their last three league travels (W1), as many defeats as they had in their previous 14 away matches in the competition combined (W7, D5).
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Tottenham Hotspur Potential Line-ups
Wolverhampton Wanderers (4-2-3-1): Sa; Semedo, Dawson, Kilman, Ait-Nouri; Lemina, Neves; Traore, Moutinho, Podence; Jimenez
Tottenham Hotspur (3-4-3): Forster; Romero, Dier, Lenglet; Emerson, Skipp, Hojbjerg, Davies; Kulusevski, Kane, Son.
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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Tottenham Hotspur Prediction
Despite Wolves’ rough patch, we back them to claim a point here, mainly due to Tottenham’s form wobble on the road.
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
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