Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview
Tottenham Hotspur will look to clinch back-to-back victories at the start of their 2021-22 Premier League season when they travel to Molineux on Sunday to face Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The Spurs opened their campaign with an impressive 1-0 win over champion Manchester City last weekend, while the Wolves began life under new head coach Bruno Lage with a 1-0 loss at Leicester City.
The Wolves gave a good account of themselves at King Power Stadium last weekend, but a clever finish by Jamie Vardy in the latter stages of the first half allowed Leicester to secure three important points.
Lage will now lead his new team to their first home game of the new season and hopes to make it an awkward return to Molineux for Nuno Espirito Santo, who enjoyed many successes at the club before leaving at the end of 2020-21. campaign, with the Portuguese, later being named head of Tottenham.
It’s been a busy summer for the Wolves in terms of ins and outs, and José Sa and Francisco Trincao made their debuts in a loss to Leicester on opening weekend.
Nuno achieved finishes of seventh, seventh and thirteenth in his three Premier League seasons in charge of the club, and it will be fascinating to see what happens with Lage, who led Benfica to the 2018-19 Primeira Liga title.
The Wolves found it difficult to show consistency at Molineux last season, losing eight of their 19 games, scoring just 21 times in the process, and their home record will certainly be put to the test in their next two league games against Tottenham and Manchester. United before the end of the month.
Tottenham, meanwhile, got off to the perfect start to their 2021-22 Premier League campaign last Sunday, as a second-half effort by Son Heung-min allowed them to record a 1-0 win over Man City.
The Spurs will enter this game after a loss, having lost 1-0 to Pacos de Ferreira in the first leg of their Europa Conference League playoff tie on Thursday, although it was a much-changed team from the one that led the last weekend, and there will be a number of changes in Molineux.
Nuno continues to answer questions about the future of one Harry Kane, but there is a strong possibility that the England captain may be involved on Sunday amid constant speculation about his future; Manchester City continues to fight for his signature but time is running out in this transfer window.
Another victory this weekend would lead Tottenham to back-to-back Premier League games with Watford and Crystal Palace on either side of the international break, and it will be interesting to see if more new players arrive at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium before the end. Of the month.
Last season, the club came in seventh, but they were just five points behind the top four, and the performance against the champions last weekend would certainly have boosted confidence in the camp.