- Wolves have lost just four of their last 17 Premier League home games.
- Tottenham have won only one of their last five Premier League assignments.
- Wolves avoided defeat in four of their last five league home matches.
- Wanderers are averaging 1.14 and conceding 1.0 goals per game at Molineux this season.
Wolves’ promising home form
Wolves will start Sunday’s showdown against Spurs in the Premier League’s bottom half thanks to their inconsistent overall form this season, though Wanderers have been enjoying some home comforts of late.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side came from behind to beat Chelsea 2-1 in their last run out at Molineux, and Wolves’ surprise defeat at the same venue to Aston Villa on December 12 remains their only reverse in five top flight matches at home since the end of September.
Wolves are a notoriously tough nut to crack when they play in the Midlands, and Liverpool, Arsenal, Man City and the aforementioned Villains are the only teams to claim three points at Molineux in 2020.
Tottenham’s mid-week cup joy
Tottenham dismissed any notions of giant killing in mid-week when they did a professional job on Championship side Stoke in the quarter final of the Carabao Cup.
Spurs’ 3-1 triumph over the Potters puts them one step closer to silverware, though their results in the Premier League have taken a dive of late, where Tottenham have taken just one point from the last nine on offer.
Wolves to avoid defeat?
Tottenham have slipped from the Premier League’s summit down to sixth place following a run of just one win in five assignments, and Jose Mourinho’s increasingly defensive leanings have had a major impact on Spurs’ output in the final third.
Spurs have now scored one or fewer goals in six of their last nine Premier League matches, and their lack of killer touch was evident again in successive defeats to Liverpool and Leicester in their most recent pair of games.
Wolves – who are averaging just 1.0 goals per league fixture this season – have had problems of their own in forward areas however, while the continued absence of talismanic striker Raul Jimenez has left a massive hole in their team.
Defensively Wolves remain sound however, and no Premier League club has conceded fewer goals than Wanderers at home since the summer. It’s that strength at the back that should allow the Midlanders to avoid defeat against a Tottenham team playing without spark, and that in turn makes Wolves worth backing in the double chance market this week.
Spurs have failed to win any of their last three away games and their display against Leicester at home last time out was worryingly limp. Wolves – who took at least a point in 13 of their last 17 Premier League games at Molineux – are well drilled enough to frustrate their visitors on Sunday.
Alongside our Wolves double chance forecast, a 1-1 correct score prediction is also favoured. Wanderers are averaging 1.14 and conceding 1.0 goals per game at Molineux this season, while Spurs have notched exactly once in four of their last five Premier League matches on the road.
With chances likely to be limited for both teams on Sunday, a single goal each and a share of the spoils looks an outcome worth backing when Wolves and Tottenham teams searching for final third fluency face off.
Wolverhampton injuries and team news
Raul Jimenez and Jonny both miss Wolves meeting with Tottenham on Sunday through injury, while Leander Dendoncker is again rated as doubtful.
Elsewhere, Fabio Silva is in line to start following his goal from the bench against Burnley last time out.
Tottenham Hotspur injuries and team news
Japhet Tanganga is Tottenham’s only major injury concern ahead of Sunday’s game, though the youngster is almost certain to have been on the bench if fit.
Spurs’ XI almost picks itself at the moment, and we expect few surprises when Jose Mourinho names his team at Molineux.