Tottenham vs Wolves
Competition: England Premier League
Date: 29 December 2018
Kick-off: 16:00 CET
As expected and predicted here, Tottenham had a super easy/pleasant afternoon midweek, playing against Wolves at Wembley (with just over 45,000 tickets sold). Thirty-five minutes into the game, they were already 3-0 up, thanks to goals by Christian Eriksen, Son Heung-Min, and Lucas Moura. Harry Kane added his name on the scoresheet in the 61st minute, and Son put the cherry on top a bit later, with a second personal. Walk in the park for Tottenham, who took perfect advantage of Manchester City’s defeat at Leicester to climb up second in the table, remaining six points behind leaders Liverpool. They have now won six of their last seven games in all competitions, and even that one match they didn’t win, felt like a victory, as they drew with Barcelona at Camp Nou, and qualified for the Champions League last 16. They are expected to start with Lloris, Rose, Alderweireld, Foyth, Trippier, Winks, Eriksen, Sissoko, Lucas Moura, Heung-Min and Kane.
Romain Saïss scored his first Premier League goal midweek to salvage a point for Wolves at Craven Cottage. Fulham had taken the lead in the 74th minute, but the Moroccan was the one to have the last word, making it 1-1 in the 85th minute. Wolves had just over 70%(!) ball possession, but… weirdly enough, they finished the game without winning a single corner(!). Plus, they had as many attempts on goal, five, as Fulham, despite the vast difference in ball possession. They are 10th in the table, on 26 points, mostly thanks to their three wins in a row earlier this month. According to reports, they will start with Rui Patricio, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Doherty, Jonny, Saiss, Gibbs-White, Moutinho, Traore and Raul Jimenez.
Previous five matches:
Tottenham vs Bournemouth 5-0
Everton vs Tottenham 2-6
Arsenal vs Tottenham 0-2
Tottenham vs Burnley 1-0
Barcelona vs Tottenham 1-1
Fulham vs Wolves 1-1
Wolves vs Liverpool 0-2
Wolves vs Bournemouth 2-0
Newcastle vs Wolves 1-2
Wolves vs Chelsea 2-1
Tottenham’s next game is in Cardiff, on Tuesday. Wolves will be hosting Crystal Palace on Wednesday (both Premier League matches).
Tottenham vs Wolves: Head to head Stats
Tottenham haven’t hosted Wolves since early 2012; that Premier League game ended in a 1-1 draw.
Tottenham vs Wolves: Prediction
Tottenham should win, simple as that.
Tottenham vs Wolves: Betting Tips
A simple Tottenham victory is at just 1.38. Combined with “over 1.5” it goes up to 1.62, still sort of low. “Tottenham and over 2.5 goals” pays a satisfying, I reckon, 2.02.