After a thriller last weekend between Spurs and Chelsea where Spurs were arguably lucky to get a point, considering both their goals could have been disallowed, they will face a Wolves team who have disappointed so far this season. Spurs have recruited well this summer and will expect to win again to keep them in any title race for the season. Wolves manager Bruno Lage has been disappointed by Wolves’ lack of transfer business this summer but the signing of Matheus Nunes will be a boost to Wolves’ squad.
Tottenham v Wolves Bet Builder Tips
Spurs to Win
The draw against Chelsea extended Spurs’ unbeaten league run to 8 matches, only dropping points against Liverpool, Brentford and Chelsea. Perisic got the assist for the Kane equaliser against Chelsea and he is beginning to settle into this Spurs squad alongside several other new signings. Perisic may be given a starting place in this game and Richarlison could also come into the starting eleven. Tottenham’s great form is the exact opposite of how Wolves are doing. Wolves have taken just 4 points in their last eight away premier league matches (W1, D1, L6) and are now winless in nine premier league matches, their worst run since being promoted to the Premier League. Wolves are missing Raul Jimenez’s presence up front and are struggling to create attacking chances. Travelling away to a Spurs team in such good form should be too much for Wolves to contend with. Spurs will want to get back to winning ways at home and will expect them to do so in this match, so I would back Spurs to win this match.
Leander Dendoncker to have 1+ Shots
With the injury to Joao Moutinho, Leander Dendoncker has become an even more important player for this Wolves side. The Belgian has had 3 shots in the 2 matches so far this season and averaged 1.06 shots per 90 last season. Dendoncker loves playing against Spurs, he has scored in his last 2 appearances against them and will have further opportunities in this match. In Spurs’ match against Southampton, 72% of Southampton xG came from attacks down the centre and if Spurs leave this space open in this match aswell, Dendoncker will have chances from the middle. Spurs also afforded a lot of room for long shots from central areas, they allowed 5 shots from central positions further than 15 yards out and Dendoncker is not afraid to shoot from distance. Spurs also give up shooting opportunities to opposition central midfielders, Lavia, Ward-Prowse and Diallo all had at least 1 shot against Spurs and the only Saints midfielder not to manage a shot was Romeu, who plays a much deeper role. With the space available to him in the middle, Dendoncker will have shooting opportunities and should register at least 1 shot.
Son Heung Min to have 2+ Shots on Target
Last season’s golden boot winner, Son Heung-Min may be disappointed not to have scored yet this season but will see this match as a great opportunity to get off the mark. Son averaged 1.41 shots on target per 90 last season, hitting the target with 54.7% of his shots. Wolves have struggled so far this season with players that play in a similar role to Son. Against Leeds, Rodrigo had 2 shots, including a goal, and Bobby Decordova-Reid also had 2 shots against Wolves for Fulham. Spurs are the toughest team Wolves have faced yet this season and will create more chances than either Leeds or Fulham did against them. In this role Son can cause Wolves big issues and therefore I feel he will get chances good enough for at least 2 shots on target.
Rodrigo Bentancur to be Shown a Card
Rodrigo Bentancur was brought in last January by Conte and has not taken long to cement his place in the squad. Bentancur is given the role of breaking down opposition attacks which often leads to him committing fouls. Bentancur committed 1.92 fouls per 90 for Spurs last season, the highest of any player to play at least 15 matches. He received a yellow card every 3 matches on average last season and already received a card this season in Spurs’ opening match. In the 2 games he has played this season he has already committed 7 fouls. Daniel Podence floats between both wings for Wolves as well as occupying central positions between the opposition’s midfield and defence. Podence was fouled 1.82 times per 90 last season, the third highest of any Wolves player to player 15 or more matches and attempts 3.73 dribbles per 90, so will run at Spurs players. Podence can cause a big problem for Bentancur and will see Bentancur commit further fouls.
The referee for the match is Simon Hooper. Hooper averaged 3.39 yellow cards per match last season and while he didn’t referee a Spurs match last year, he gave out 7 yellow cards in the 2 Wolves matches he refereed. The last match between these two teams saw 4 cards, 3 to Spurs and 1 to Wolves. Rodrigo Bentancur was booked in that match and I am backing him to be booked again in this game.
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