Tottenham Hotspur Vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: Predicted Lineups
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MAY 09: Pascal Estrada of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates with Morgan Gibbs-White of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Fabio Silva of Wolverhampton Wanderers after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Brighton & Hove Albion at Molineux on May 09, 2021 in Wolverhampton, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Wolverhampton Wanderers will be looking to build on their good recent away form at Tottenham Hotspur when they travel to the North London-based club on Sunday.

Wolves have earned three points on their last two visits to Spurs after earning 3-1 and 3-2 victories and the Wanderers are not a side that the Lilywhites enjoy hosting.

They have lost 50% of their Premier League games against Sunday's opposition, with Spurs only losing more at home in this competition against Nottingham Forest.

Wolves have won three of their last five games and Nuno Espirito Santo's outfit will go into this encounter at the late stage of the season with confidence.

Tottenham Hotspur

Going into the game, Spurs only have one absentee which comes through left-back Ben Davies, who remains out with an ankle injury and interim manager Ryan Mason does not expect the Welsh international to feature again this campaign.

Due to the fact that the 28-year-old has not played any part in the previous six games, Tottenham will have the same squad available that suffered a 3-1 defeat last time out at Leeds United.

On that occasion, Mason opted to go with a 4-2-3-1 system and he chose to not many any changes from his side's 4-0 thrashing over Sheffield United two weeks ago.

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Someone who was out of favor during Jose Mourinho's tenure was Dele Ali.

The midfielder only was included in the starting eleven twice in the top flight under Mourinho, but in the past two games he has been given the chance to impress Mason and in that time he claimed one assist during the encounter at Elland Road.

Consequently, it will be interesting to see whether the 25-year-old has done enough to earn himself a third consecutive start or whether he will be replaced by the likes of Tanguy Ndombele or Harry Winks.

Lucas Moura who has been directly involved in seven goals for Spurs this season could be in contention to start ahead of Gareth Bale who has had not the best of first seasons back in the Premier League.

However, due to the winger having four goals in three games, this is unlikely to be the case.

Predicted Lineup (4-2-3-1):

Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon; Lo Celso, Hojbjerg; Bale, Dele Son; Kane.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Meanwhile, for Wolves Willy Boly could return to action after he came back to training this week following his recovery from Covid-19.

The centre-back has missed the last two games for the Wanderers and his return will be a welcome boost to  Santo's side backline.

Full back Marcal is close to being fully fit again but the visit to Spurs has come a little too soon for him.

Raul Jimenez, Pedro Neto and Jonny all remain out with long-term injuries and won't feature for the club again this season.

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Last time out in the comeback against Brighton and Hove Albion Nuno handed out opportunities to the likes of Ki Jana-Hoever, Max Kilman, Vitinha, Morgan Gibbs-White and Fabio Silva.

This is something that proved to pay off especially since the winner came through the means of Gibbs White and him in particular may be given another chance to shine for the club at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

In that match a week ago against the Seagulls, Adama Traore came on and made a difference for the Wanderers, something which ultimately helped them earn all three points.

It is that quality and bit of magic that he is able to produce that could be pivotal for the Wanderers at the weekend meaning that it is likely that the Spaniard will make the cut for a place in the starting 11.

Predicted Lineup (4-2-3-1): 

Patricio, Jana-Hoever, Coady, Boly, Ait-Nouri, Moutinho, Neves, Traore, Gibbs-White, Podence, Silva

Prediction

Despite Wolves' recent good history on the road to Spurs, with Mason's side on the hunt for European qualification, it is likely to be a difficult afternoon for Santo's side.

This is especially the case considering the injuries in attacking areas that the Wanderers are having to contend with at the moment and with the club having nothing to play for, the hosts will be more desperate to earn the three points and arguably will be going into the game as favourites.

Having said this, with the pressure being off for Wolves and the fact that they are able to play without concern, this will allow them to play a more free-flowing style of football which could cause problems on a defensive side of things for Tottenham.

Predicted score: 2-0

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