Wolves v Spurs: Nuno Looking for a Happy Return to Molineux

It was a great start to the season as Spurs took three points from Manchester City on the opening day. All the distractions on the pitch were forgotten and it was a brilliant atmosphere inside the stadium with fans fully restored.

A different challenge awaits on Sunday as our new manager Nuno Espirito Santo takes the team to his former club. Wolves await at Molineux as we look to build on our impressive opening.

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Wolves v Spurs: Nuno Looking for a Happy Return to Molineux
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We’re writing this preview ahead of the Thursday night Europa League Conference game so cannot pick up on any possible injuries sustained against Pacos Ferreira. That leaves the few question marks that were attached to the squad going into that game.

Harry Kane may or may not play depending on general fitness and the player’s outlook. The manager said that he would assess this particular situation on Saturday. Ryan Sessegnon was the only other doubt at the start of the season but he was scheduled to play some part on Thursday.

Apologies that it’s a bit scant but you can check the Spurs’ website for an official update.

Match Odds

All three possible outcomes carry odds against figures for Sunday’s game so this is a match that many neutrals will turn to for potential value. Spurs are favourites for the win and the best odds here are the 25/19 offered by VBet.

The draw is next at 11/5 with most bookies including Betway and BetFred while a win for Wolves concludes matters at 37/15 with VBet again.

While we opened our account with a win over Manchester City on Sunday, Wolves went down by the same scoreline at Leicester City. Form guides can mean little at this stage of the season and many teams will travel to the King Power only to return empty handed.

Overall, it looks too close to call and, if we were neutral, we’d be looking to give this market a swerve.

Side Markets

Son Heung-Min
Son Heung-Min

Harry Kane is back at the top of the first goalscorer betting and he leads the way at best odds of 4/1 with Unibet. His potential involvement is so unclear that it makes sense to avoid getting involved until the team sheets are declared.

Behind Kane, Son Heung-Min will be a more popular option at his top price of 5/1 with VBet. Sonny scored our first goal of the new campaign and is always worth a look in the anytime goal market at least.

Wolves’ first option comes via Raul Jimenez who is quoted at a best of 23/4 with Unibet. Jimenez is happily restored to the squad following his horrific head injury last season.

Elsewhere, other options from the Spurs ranks include Lucas Moura, Dele Alli and Steven Bergwijn who are all available at 19/2 with Unibet while Bryan Gil is out at 23/2 with Unibet once again.

Moving on, Both Teams to Score is on offer for Sunday’s game at best odds of 21/20 with 10Bet and MansionBet. Alternatively, you can take ‘No’ on BTTS in return for a figure of 10/11 with BetFred.

Both Teams to Score would not have dropped in either of the two games involving these sides last weekend. Spurs and Wolves’ matches were both decided by a single goal so should we be looking at another low scorer?

VBet are quoting 23/18 to go Over 2.5 combined goals and that’s relatively high for this option. If you wanted to be braver and go a step further, Unibet have odds of 33/10 to go Above 3.5 goals. Alternatively, a bet Under the 2.5 line attracts a top price of just 5/7 with SportNation.

As for the Correct Score, there is likely to be some interest in a 1-1 draw which is listed at a best of 7/1 with MansionBet. If you think there will be a positive result, a 2-1 win to Spurs is available at 39/4 with 10Bet while the same outcome in favour of Wolves is quoted at 12/1 with MansionBet.

Last Season

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Current Spurs’ boss Nuno Espirito Santo and his Wolves’ team hosted Spurs on the 27th December last year. The game followed a similar pattern to a number of matches under Jose Mourinho as we scored early but failed to hold on to a lead.

In this case, our goal was an exceptionally early one with Tanguy Ndombele finding the net in the first minute. Late on, a strike from Romain Saiss ensured a share of the points.

Wolves have troubled many of the top sides since they returned to the Premier League and our recent record against them is a mixed one.

In six games versus Wolves since the start of the 2018/19 season, Tottenham have won three, drawn one and lost two.

Verdict

Wolves were hard to beat under Nuno Espirito Santo but nobody knows what to expect from the team following his departure. Our opponents were slow out of the blocks last weekend but there will be plenty of teams coming back from Leicester City with a worse outcome than their narrow 1-0 loss.

It should all be down to us and the way that we play can control the destiny of the game. With or without our main striker, we should have enough to come away with at least a draw but the team will be targeting the three points.

Sonny was the difference last week and we were on him for an anytime goal. This week we’ll switch to Lucas Moura who looked sharp against City and we suspect he would have put away the chance that fell to Steven Bergwijn after Son’s opener.

Lucas for an anytime strike looks good value at 4/1 with Unibet and we’ll add one more side bet for Both Teams to Score. The defence was key last time out but might just have a greater challenge away from home.

Best Bets:

  • Both Teams to Score at 21/20 with 10Bet
  • Lucas Moura to score at any time in 90 minutes at 4/1 with Unibet

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