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Wolverhampton Wanderers FC vs Tottenham Hotspur FC, free match prediction 28 Dec 2020

28 Dec 2020 | 00:45 | Wolverhampton, West Midlands, Molineux Stadium
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Spurs face possibility of falling further behind as they clash with tough Wolves side

  • Spurs have dropped off the pace recently and sit in 6th
  • Two defeats on the bounce followed a period at the top of the table
  • Wolves are also struggling, with three defeats from last four

Wolves 1-1 Tottenham

  • Tournament: Premier League 2020-2021
  • Venue: Wolverhampton, West Midlands, Molineux Stadium

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS FC vs TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR FC Match Preview & Analysis

With Liverpool continuing to power on at the top of the table, Tottenham face falling further behind the pack as the face a Wolves team who, despite not being in great form themselves, usually pull out a big performance when it matters.

Spurs have won just one of their last five league matches, in a poor spell of form which comes after they topped the league table for four consecutive weeks. 

Jose Mourinho will not be pleased in the way which his side have dropped off the boil, losing their last two matches after going 11 league matches unbeaten, seeing off the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea during that period.

Wolves have dropped out of the top half of the table and need an injection of life into them after three defeats from their last four matches.

This could be a cagey affair, with neither side wanting to lose again.

Teams Preview

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC Preview

Form Guide (all comps): WLLWL

Reasons to be cheerful:

     Have a great record against the big sides

     Won their last fixture over Spurs

Reasons to be fearful:

     Tough fixture schedule could move them further down table

     Still without important players including Jimenez

Wolves have lost three of their last four in the Premier League and have slipped to 11th in the table as a result. 

They’ve suffered all season from not scoring enough goals to win matches, this being especially true in the past few weeks when they’ve been without Raul Jimenez to a long-term head injury.

Neto and Podence have performed reasonably well up front in his absence, but their seven goals combined is not enough to win matches on a regular basis. Adama Traore has lost his place recently due to poor form in front of goal, without netting or assisting in the league this season.

This being said, Wolves are still a tough side to beat, and usually come alive in the matches against big sides, having beaten Chelsea and Arsenal in recent meetings.

Star Man – Pedro Neto

Has four goals and two assists for Wolves this season. Not enough to make him a top striker, but enough to keep Wolves in the hunt for European places.

Tottenham Hotspur FC Preview

Form Guide (all comps): WDLLW

Reasons to be cheerful

     Reached Carabao Cup semi-final in midweek

     Won their last three away games to Wolves

Reasons to be fearful 

     Winless in three league matches

     Overreliance on Kane and Son is starting to backfire

Tottenham have tailed off recently after topping the Premier League table for four weeks, and after going 11 matches undefeated, have now lost two on the bounce.

Their style of play has been very effective for most of the season, especially against the big sides – by sitting back and hitting effectively on the counterattack, Spurs have seen off most sides in blistering style.

However, Leicester looked a class above last weekend, winning 2-0, with defeat to Liverpool and draw against Crystal Palace coming before.

Kane and Son have between them scored 20 of Spurs’ 25 goals this season, an incredible amount, but it does beg the question of who will score for them if they do not?

Wolves will not present too many chances for Spurs, and the North London side will have to play a little more proactively than in previous matches this season.

Star Man – Harry Kane

Is one of the best strikers in the world and Spurs rely heavily on his goals and assists. Needs to continue great form over busy the Christmas period

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS FC vs TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR FC Winning Prediction

     Could be a game of few chances

     Both sides will be desperate to avoid defeat

     Spurs slight favourites but could end as a draw

Jose Mourinho will not want to lose three league matches on the bounce, and will set his side up to make sure that’s the case.

As a result, this could be a close affair with neither side really steaming forward to create chances, especially as Wolves have been struggling to create many of late anyway.

A draw is a likely result, with the possibility of a single-goal winner if either side finds a moment of quality.

Wolves 1-1 Tottenham

Author: Ross B.