EPL game of the week: Wolverhampton vs. Tottenham
Two teams that are trying to creep toward a Champions League spot in the Premier League table will meet Sunday at the Molineux. Wolverhampton will try to keep its unbeaten run going against a Spurs team that seems reinvigorated after the hiring of manager Jose Mourinho. Who will have the edge on what should be a cold and rainy evening?
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Wolves need big matches from Jimenez and NevesWolverhampton is riding an 11-match unbeaten streak in the Premier League, but Wolves are coming off a 2-2 draw against Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend.
To defeat Tottenham, they’re going to need to score goals. This season they haven’t scored more than two in a match, so they will need Raul Jimenez and Ruben Neves to have excellent matches in the attacking third. Diogo Jota and Matt Doherty will need to be on their game, as well, to help get some creativity on the attack and on the wings.
On the defensive end Wolves will need to play the best match of the season to stop the Spurs attack and have a chance to get a win in front of the home crowd.
Depth has been an issue for TottenhamSpurs are coming off a 5-0 demolition of Burnley, but they need consistency if they’re going to move up the table. Harry Kane and Son Heung-min have been brilliant this season, but some of their other stars disappear at times during a match.
Against the top teams in the table, Spurs are not good enough to rely on just Kane and Son to deliver. Mourinho will want his guys to get after it, knowing that a few goals could be the nail in the coffin for Wolves. Can Dele Alli or Lucas Moura also provide some offensive flair, and will the defense be airtight to keep Wolves at bay?
Prediction: Spurs win 4-1 (+3625)This match looks lopsided on paper, but even though Spurs haven’t had consistent results, this match will be over quickly. Harry Kane (+140) bags two and Son (+250) adds another in a 4-1 victory.