Tottenham Hotspur face off against one of their Premier League bogey teams, Wolverhampton Wanderers, on Sunday. Spurs host the Black Country team at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium seeking to move closer to Champions League qualification. Ryan Mason’s team are seventh going into matchday 36 and sit eight points behind fourth-place Chelsea – who lost to Arsenal in midweek and play against Leicester City in the FA Cup Final at the weekend.

Tottenham Hotspur may be as many as four points behind Liverpool when they kick off against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Liverpool play against Manchester United on Thursday night and could take control of fifth place and an automatic Europa League qualification place.

Wolverhampton Wanderers will be happy to see the end of the season. Injuries have plagued Nuno Espirito Santo’s team. Wolves are in 12th place with 45 points from 35 matches this season. Santo’s team are on a two-match unbeaten run in the league, however. They defeated Brighton 2-1 at Molineux on matchday 35.

The clubs have met five times since Wolverhampton Wanderers were promoted to the Premier League in 2018. The two clubs have won two matches apiece and drew one. The home team have not won any of the five matches between the sides in the league. Will that trend continue this weekend when the teams meet in north London?

Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves Betting Odds

 

The match played between the clubs earlier this season at Molineux finished 1-1. Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tanguy Ndombele scored in the first minute of the game. With the match headed toward a Spurs win at full-time, Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Romain Saiss popped up to score an 86th-minute equaliser. Wolverhampton Wanderers now go into the game this weekend unbeaten in their last two games against Tottenham Hotspur in the league.

Tottenham Hotspur’s form has not been very good over the course of their last six games. Mason’s team surprisingly lost to Leeds United 3-1 at Elland Road on matchday 35. It ended a three-match unbeaten league run. Leading sportsbooks have Tottenham Hotspur at odds of 8/15 to win the fixture at full-time.

Reports continue to link managers with the vacant Tottenham Hotspur job. Leading sportsbooks have recently placed Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi as favourite to take the job. Spurs were unable to hire Julian Nagelsmann, who joined Bayern Munich.

Wolverhampton Wanderers took 10 points from the last 18 on offer in the league. Santo’s team are unbeaten in four of their last six games scoring seven times while allowing nine goals to opponents. Leading sportsbooks have Wolverhampton Wanderers at odds of 6/1 to win for a second straight time against Spurs in north London. Wolves last three matches in the league away from home ended without losses. The teams are at odds of 18/5 to draw at full-time just as they had in the reverse fixture.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves Team News

Mason has just one player on the Spurs injury list going into the weekend. Defender Ben Davies is ruled out of the game. Mason will have a full-strength squad to choose from when Wolves visit north London. He could start the attacking quartet of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Gareth Bale, and Heung-min Son together. The four players started the match versus Leeds United at Elland Road on matchday 35.

Spurs are looking toward the offseason and signing new forwards. Besiktas’ Cyle Larin is on the club’s radar following a brilliant campaign in Turkey. It is reported that Jose Mourinho, who will take over Roma in the offseason, wants to sign Eric Dier from Spurs. Some supporters may be happy to see him leave.

Santo has six players on the injury list going into the fixture. Striker Raul Jimenez is ruled out due to the head injury he suffered at the end of 2020 against Arsenal. Full-back Jonny Castro is ruled out of the game with a long-term knee injury. Forward Pedro Neto is ruled out of the match as well. He has a knee injury and could miss the remainder of the season to rehab the patella tendon.

Defender Fernando Marcal is ruled out of the game due to a groin strain. Santo could have defender Willy Boly back from an injury. Owen Otasowie is suffering from a knock but could return to the team for the match on Sunday.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves Prediction

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The last five matches between Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the league finished with both teams scoring goals. Since Wolverhampton Wanderers returned to the Premier League in 2018, the teams have played five exciting games between them. Five of Tottenham Hotspur’s last six Premier League matches ended with both teams scoring goals. Wolves’ last two league matches finished with both sides finding the back of the net.

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Kane has scored two goals in Spurs’ five Premier League matches against Wolverhampton Wanderers since 2018. Kane has 21 goals in 32 league matches for Spurs. He has 13 assists as well. The striker has not scored in either of Tottenham Hotspur’s last two games. His last goal came on matchday 32. Kane scored twice against Everton in that fixture.

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Four of the last five Premier League matches between the clubs finished with over 2.5 goals scored. The only match between Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers not to finish with more than 2.5 goals scored was the match played earlier this season.

While Wolves have nothing to play for on Sunday, Tottenham Hotspur have European qualification to play for at the weekend. Mason needs the team’s top stars to step up and claim a win. The away team have not lost any of the five matches between the clubs since 2018.

The trend could continue as Wolverhampton Wanderers are Tottenham Hotspur’s bogey team. However, with a thin squad of players to pick from, Santo’s Wolves could fall and end the trend of the road team taking points when the teams meet.