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Tottenham v Wolves betting tips: Nuno has chance to impress

| 15.05.2021
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Preview and odds for Sunday’s game

Tottenham’s Champions League hopes have faded and even a Europa League place is far from guaranteed ahead of the visit of Wolves and Nuno Espirito Santo.

Spurs slumped to a disappointing 3-1 defeat at Leeds last weekend and must now make the most of back-to-back home games against Wolves and Aston Villa.

Neither have much to play for but three wins in their last five matches have shown Wolves are still not focusing on their summer break.

Sunday’s game kicks off at 2.05pm and is live on Sky Sports as we pick out some potential Tottenham v Wolves betting tips.

Tottenham v Wolves match odds

Wolves boss Nuno is the 6/1 joint-second favourite to be the next permanent Tottenham manager and a win this weekend would be a good way of enhancing his claims if he desires the role.

The odds suggest they face a tough task, though, with Wolves 11/2 to follow up their 2-1 victory over Brighton with another win in north London.

Spurs are 1/2 for the win or 6/4 to drop points, having been inconsistent since Jose Mourinho was sacked and replaced on a temporary basis by Ryan Mason.

Tottenham won Mason’s first two league games in charge, both at home, but needed Son Heung-min’s last-minute penalty to defeat Southampton 2-1 before Gareth Bale struck a hat-trick in a 4-0 win against relegated Sheffield United.

In between, Spurs turned in an insipid display in their Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester City and their frailties were exposed again last Saturday by Leeds’ intensity and work-rate.

The goals have been flowing at least, especially at home where they have netted 15 in their last five league matches.

Tottenham are 2/1 to score at least three goals again while a home win and over 2.5 total goals is available at 7/5.

Wolves failed to find the net on trips to Manchester United, Chelsea, Leicester, West Ham and Liverpool this season and are 21/20 to fire blanks here.

Tottenham v Wolves head-to-head

One of the criticisms of Mourinho during his time in charge of Tottenham was his defensive tactics and that was the case when the teams met at Molineux on December 27.

Spurs went in front through Tanguy Ndombele after just 57 seconds but then, as was often the case under Mourinho, retreated en masse and could not see the job through.

Incessant Wolves pressure was finally rewarded in the 86th minute as Romain Saiss headed home from a corner and it was the least the hosts deserved.

That equaliser means backing both teams to score has paid out in the last six meetings, a bet which is priced up at 19/20 for Sunday’s game.

Previous XI

Tottenham vs Wolves - Football tactics and formations
Wolves: Patricio, Hoever, Ait Nouri, Coady, Kilman, Neves, Podence, Gibbs-White, Ferreira, Moutinho, Silva.

Tottenham: Lloris, Reguillon, Alderweireld, Aurier, Hojbjerg, Dier, Lo Celso, Alli, Son, Bale, Kane.

Team news

Ben Davies will be missing for Tottenham as the Wales left-back is still struggling with an ankle injury.

Willy Boly is available for Wolves after returning to training. Fernando Marcal (hip) is close to a return but Pedro Neto (knee), Jonny (knee) and Raul Jimenez (fractured skull) are out.

Key battles

Harry Kane, Tottenham

Wolves managed to keep Harry Kane quiet in the reverse fixture and centre-back Conor Coady can enhance his England claims with a repeat performance here.

Kane has failed to score in his last three Spurs outings in all competitions for the first time this season so will be keen to his ‘drought’ as he looks to hold off the challenge of Mo Salah to be the Premier League’s top scorer.

There is certainly no danger of a Wolves player challenging for that honour this season, with Pedro Neto and Ruben Neves leading the way on five goals each.

Adama Traore’s pace can trouble any defence, though, and he has scored two of the last five Wolves goals.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Andrew McDermott

Andrew is a sports betting content journalist at PA Media. He is a lifelong Huddersfield Town fan but when he isn't reminiscing about their Premier League days he is also a junior cricket coach and enjoys cycling.