Wolves v Tottenham betting tips: Jimenez in for hero’s reception
Preview and odds for Sunday’s Premier League clash
Nuno Espirito Santo makes a quick return to Molineux as Spurs manager and we preview the game and look at the odds for some Wolves v Tottenham betting tips.
Wanderers went down 1-0 at Leicester last weekend while Tottenham sank champions Manchester City 1-0 with star striker Harry Kane nowhere to be seen.
Sunday’s match, which takes place at Molineux, kicks off at 2.00pm BST.
Wolves v Tottenham match odds
Wolves fell to defeat at the hands of Leicester at the King Power Stadium last weekend.
Despite the result, Bruno Lage’s men created several opportunities in an encouraging second-half display and they are 23/10 to beat Tottenham on Sunday.
Since Wolves returned to the Premier League in 2018-19, they haven’t won their first home league match of the season in any of their three campaigns (D2 L1).
Spurs gained a surprise victory in their Premier League opener as Son Heung-min (picture below) scored the winner against Manchester City.
The game was played amid doubts over Kane’s future. The England captain continues to be linked with City while Pep Guardiola has confirmed they are interested.
Tottenham are 27/20 to win the game and have lost just once in their last seven Premier League visits to Molineux (W4 D2).
Wolves v Tottenham head-to-head
This will be the 100th meeting between the teams.
In their last clash in May, Spurs won 2-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and are looking for consecutive Premier League wins over the Black Country side for the first time since 2003-04.
Of the previous 14 Premier League meetings, 50 per cent of them have been won by the away team (W7 D3 L4). It is 3/4 that Tottenham win either half.
Wolves v Tottenham team news
Raul Jimenez could make his first competitive appearance at Molineux for nine months.
The Mexico international returned after recovering from a fractured skull at Leicester last weekend and is expected to keep his place in the starting line-up. He is 15/8 to score at any time.
Defensive duo Yerson Mosquera and Willy Boly remain out with hamstring injuries, along with Pedro Neto, Jonny (both knee) and Daniel Podence (groin).
Tottenham will make a decision whether to include Kane after Saturday’s training session but record signing Tanguy Ndombele will not be included as he continues to be frozen out.
Cristian Romero should be OK after coming through his first 90 minutes since July in the Europa Conference League match against Pacos de Ferreira but fellow defender Joe Rodon is injured.
Wolves v Tottenham key battles
Wolves, who haven’t lost their first two games of a league season since 2003-04, struggled with a lack of goals towards the end of last season, largely thanks to the loss of Jimenez.
However, they have scored in six of the last seven meetings with Tottenham and are 11/2 to win but concede.
Both managers will hope their defences remain vigilant, although this has not always been the case, with eight of the last 10 meetings seeing both sides score. It is 10/11 this is the case again.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication