Premier League game of the week: Tottenham vs. Wolves
The English Premier League game of the week features teams in striking distance of a Champions League berth. Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanders will jump start March when they face off Monday at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Spurs defeated Wolves at Molineux Stadiumon Dec. 15, but can Wolves answer at the new Spurs palace?
Spurs vs. Wolves odds
Spurs tantalizingly close to Champions League spot
Spurs currently are in sixth place with 40 points, but they are only one point behind Manchester United for fifth place and a spot in the Champions League. Spurs have been ravaged by injuries, first to Harry Kane and now to Son Heung-min.
With Tottenham’s two main scoring threats out, it’s up to the rest of the team to step up. Spurs lost to Chelsea last weekend, in their first match without Son. Dele Alli, Lucas Moura, and Erik Lamela will need to lead by example and put the ball into the net.
Throwback to when Lucas Moura scored a 96th minute winner for Spurs against Ajax in the 2019 Champions League Semi-final. This footage is incredible!#THFC | #Spurs | @thespursweb | @SpursOfficial | @THFC_Spurs | @_THFC_ | @LucasMoura7pic.twitter.com/tkPh7YxnYd— Football Moments (@Footyments) February 25, 2020
Raúl Jiménez has been on fire
Wolves have been inconsistent their past 10 matches, with a 4-3-3 record. They’re in eighth place with 39 points, just one point out of sixth and two points out of fifth. Raúl Jiménez has scored six goals in the last 10 matches.
Wolves have allowed 11 goals in their last 10 matches, but none in their last three. Their defense is starting to turn the corner, and if they can keep it up against Spurs, they’ll walk out of London with a win.
The key battle will be in the middle. Wolves can put Spurs on their heels if they’re able to maintain possession in the middle of the field and keep the Tottenham midfielders out of sorts.
Prediction: Wolves win 2-1 (+1150)
The road team has won the last three matches in this series, and the road team comes in with the best form. Wolves have not allowed a goal in more than a month, while Spurs are searching for answers on offense. They’re not going to find much against Wolves, and even in front of the home crowd, Spurs will get a goal but will once again falter on the defensive end.