Preview: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Tottenham Hotspur – prediction, team news, lineups
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur will strive to bounce back from demoralizing Premier League defeats in Wednesday’s EFL Cup third-round match in Molineux. Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Tottenham Hotspur live stream, Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Tottenham Hotspur h2h, Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Tottenham Hotspur channel, Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Tottenham Hotspur tv, Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Tottenham Hotspur where to watch.
Bruno Lage’s team fell 2-0 to Brentford at the weekend, while Spurs were beaten 3-0 by London rivals Chelsea in front of their own fans. Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Tottenham Hotspur
Brentford’s talisman, Ivan Toney, has taken a bit of time to adjust to the rigors of the top flight, but the forward was at his best in the fifth week of play as the Wolves felt the full force of the stinger. of the Bees in a 2-0 loss.
Toney opened the scoring from the penalty spot and could have easily taken the match ball home with him had it not been for VAR, and the 25-year-old proceeded to lay the ball down on a plate for Bryan Mbeumo to kill the play. before the halftime whistle sounded.
The elation of claiming their first Premier League win of the season against Watford has diminished for Wolves, who have lost four of their first five top flight encounters with Lage to rank 16th in the beginners’ standings.
However, the Molineux side scored four unanswered goals against Nottingham Forest in the second round of the EFL Cup to set up a clash with Tottenham, but have not made it past the fourth round of the competition since the 2011-12 season.
Lage has highlighted the importance of fans returning to Molineux this season, but the new Wolves coach has yet to see his team score at home during his reign, while also suffering an outing for Stoke City at home in the EFL Cup last season. .
Nuno Espirito Santo’s revolution at Tottenham has suffered some momentum-killing blows in recent weeks, with the Lilywhites traveling to Molineux with a draw and two losses from their last three games domestically and continentally.
Spurs were always expected to fight Thomas Tuchel’s fluid Chelsea, and the Blues taught their London rivals a soccer lesson Sunday afternoon when Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante, aided by a major deflection, and Antonio Rudiger, they made the wave on the net. .
Tottenham’s humility on their own turf achieved a 2-2 draw in the Europa Conference League with Rennes and the previous 3-0 Premier League loss to Crystal Palace, not the kind of form Santo would like before the derby of the North London this weekend with an Arsenal team starting to play. find the step of him.
Ryan Mason led Tottenham to last year’s EFL Cup final before perennial winners Manchester City shattered their trophy dreams, but Spurs had failed to make it past the fourth round in four of the five editions. previous before that.
Dele Alli’s penalty gave Spurs all three points during their Premier League outing at Molineux a month ago, and that 1-0 win extended Tottenham’s unbeaten streak at Molineux to six games since a 1- loss. 0 in the 2009-10 Premier League campaign.
Wolverhampton continues to cope without injured duo Pedro Neto and Jonny Otto, while teenage winger Hugo Bueno is suffering from a hamstring strain.
Despite the caliber of the opposition, Lage is still expected to shuffle the pack midweek, with Yerson Mosquera and Willy Boly competing for minutes at the heart of the defense.
RB Leipzig loan holder Hwang Hee-chan has struggled to displace Adama Traore and Francisco Trincao so far, but the South Korean international may be optimistic about his chances of earning a start here.
As for Tottenham, Japhet Tanganga is coming back from suspension following his expulsion against Palace, and the defender should be placed directly in the rear, potentially in place of Emerson Royal on the right back.
Spurs’ South American contingent won minutes against Chelsea after their quarantine in Croatia, but Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn are suffering blows to the ankle and are unlikely to make the cut.
More changes for the visitors should see Bryan Gil and Oliver Skipp return to a more youthful side, while Pierluigi Gollini should receive the gloves while Hugo Lloris rests.
Wolverhampton Wanderers possible starting lineup:
Ruddy; Mosquera, Coady, Boly; Hoever, Neves, Dendoncker, Ait-Nouri; Traore, Silva, Hwang
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:
Gollini; Tanganga, Sanchez, Rodon, Davies; Winks, Skipp, Ndombele; Gil, Kane, Son