Wolves vs Tottenham Hotspur – Premier League Match Preview
Spurs continue their challenge for European football against Wolves at Molineux
Tottenham take a trip to Molineux on Saturday afternoon where they will play Wolverhampton Wanderers, who currently have Julen Lopetegui, formerly of Porto, Real Madrid and Sevilla as their current Head Coach.
A win would go a long way to maintaining Spurs’ bid for Champions League football come the end of the season.
Antonio Conte’s Lilywhites are having an excellent Premier League season to date, currently in 4th place with 45 points. They are on track for Champions League qualification, and are only 4 points behind third place Manchester United. United do though have a game in hand.
Wolves are currently experiencing a below par season, currently in 15th place, with only 3 points separating themselves and the relegation zone.
Spurs’ most recent victory was a thoroughly deserved 2 – 0 victory against rivals Chelsea last Sunday. The goals for the home side came courtesy of Oliver Skipp and Harry Kane.
The most recent match for the North London club was in the FA Cup, where they were narrowly defeated by Championship side Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. Tottenham will be looking to bounce back and re-establish their momentum against Wolves on Saturday.
For Wolves, their last match was in the Premier League against Liverpool at Anfield. Lopetegui’s team were defeated comfortably by Jurgen Klopp’s Reds. Virgil Van Dijk and Mohamed Salah found the net in a 2-0 win.
The two clubs first met competitively on 1st March 1908, where Spurs secured a 3-0 League Division Two victory against their West Midlands rivals. Overall, they have come head to head 103 times over the years.
Historically, Tottenham have had the superior record with 52 wins in this fixture, compared to Wolves’ 30. There have only been 21 draws between the two clubs.
The most recent meeting between Spurs and Wolves was in August 2022 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, where Tottenham secured a 1-0 victory. The goal came courtesy of the club’s all-time leading goal scorer, Harry Kane.
Kane leads the way in Tottenham’s goal scoring charts with 20 goals in all competitions this season, with 4 assists to boot. Heung-Min Son is second with 9 goals (3 assists), with Rodrigo Bentancur (6 Goals) and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (5 Goals) in third and fourth respectively.
Daniel Podence and Ruben Neves are Wolves’ joint top goal scorers in all competitions so far this season, with 5 each. Raul Jimenez (3) and Goncalo Guedes (2) are just behind their teammates.
Tottenham are an in form side in the Premier League of late, with 3 wins in their last 5 matches. As for Wolves, they have lost 2 of their last 3 games.
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