Preview - Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Tottenham Hotspur 04 November 18

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Match Day 11
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Sunday, November 4th 2018
03:45am (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Molineux Stadium

Wolverhampton Wanderers: 
Last five matches form: D W W L L
Average goals per match: 0.90
Average goals against per match: 0.90
Top Scorer: Raúl Jiménez (2)

Tottenham Hotspur:
Last five matches form: W W W W L
Average goals per match: 1.60
Average goals against per match: 0.80
Top Scorer: Harry Kane (5)

We have an intriguing match up at Molineux in the Premier League this weekend as Wolverhampton Wanderers play host to Tottenham Hotspur, in a game where both sides are looking to rebound from a defeat last time out.

Tottenham's defeat perhaps wasn't too surprising, coming as it did against defending champions, and unbeaten, Manchester City. They had the chances to get something out of that game though and had previously been on a good run, winning four on the spin in the Premier League.

Wolves recent results have been a little more disappointing, losing to both Watford and Brighton and failing to score in either encounter. That lack of goals would be the one question mark we would have against this side, despite what has been a largely encouraging start to their campaign back in the top flight.

Wolves are in the fortunate position of having a fully fit squad from which to select here. Jan Vertonghen continues to be the big miss for Tottenham who also have Vincent Janssen on the side-lines for this one.

Wolves have been pretty solid at home this season, notably holding Manchester City to a draw here. They were comfortable dispatched by Watford last time though, which was perhaps a symptom of a slight decrease in their level of form recently. Tottenham in contrast look to be improving as the season goes on to our eyes and we fancy Mauricio Pochettino's men to pick up the points.

Prediction: Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur


Half time: 0 - 2
Full time: 2 - 3
Shots:  13 - 8
Shots on target: 7 - 7
Corner Kicks: 5 - 1
Possession: 53% - 47%

Ryan Bennett was booked for the home side in this one, with referee Mike Dean also taking the names of Juan Foyth and Harry Winks of Tottenham.

For a long time this looked like being a very comfortable evening for Tottenham Hotspur. The game was always pretty even in terms of general play, but Wolves were being undone by Tottenham's greater incisiveness and quality in the final third.

The opening goal came in the 27th minute. Erik Lamela doing well when breaking into the area on the right-hand side and powering an effort past Rui Patricio.

Just three minutes later it was 2-0. Kieran Trippier lofting an excellent cross into the area from the right-hand side to find an unmarked Lucas Moura to bullet a header into the back of the net from around six yards. Wolves did have an effort chalked off incorrectly for offside prior to the break but we headed into half time at 0-2.

It got worse for Wolves in the 62nd minute. Harry Kane getting on the end of a cross from the right but seeing his effort saved by Patricio. Kane showed all of his predatory instincts though to get to the rebound first and smash home from close range to the left hand side.

And then the wheels began to come off just a little for Spurs as Wolves started to take control.  In the 68th minute a clumsy trip from Juan Foyth awarded the home team a penalty kick. Ruben Neves stepping up to convert into the bottom left.

Then in the 79th minute, Foyth again with another ill-advised challenge in the box. Raul Jimenez this time doing the honours to finish into the bottom right.

Much tighter than it should have been, but Spurs clung on for the win and hang on to fourth spot. Wolves sit in eleventh.

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