Match Preview: Wolves vs Spurs (we need to buck our ideas up!) My prediction, team news, possible lineup and much more…
Both teams have suffered lowly midweek defeats and hope to get back on track in this Saturday’s Premier League contest at Molineux.
Wolves fell to a 2-0 defeat to Liverpool on Wednesday evening, while we were humbled in our bid to end our 15-year trophy drought. Yes, Sheffield United embarrassed us with a 1-0 win to go to the quarter-final of the FA Cup, leaving egg on our faces.
Wolves lack consistency, and ruthlessness still plagues them. They have taken just one point from the last nine in the Premier League and are in danger of being dragged deeper into the relegation zone, occupying 15th place in the table and sitting just three points clear of the drop zone.
Wolves seem to be following a pattern of winning one and then losing one at home in their last six matches in all tournaments. Their most recent Molineux encounter ending in a 1-0 loss to Bournemouth probably means we can prepare for another woeful away day if the footballing omens work against us.
Another shot at domestic cup glory has gone begging for us. We are now destined to end another season without adding to our one piece of silverware that we managed to grab in 2008 under hapless Levy, courtesy of a defeat at Bramall Lane.
A much-changed and lacklustre team succumbed to Iliman Ndiaye’s winner, ending Stellini’s perfect record as an interim manager. At the same time, Conte hides away in a safe house, another avenue to a long-awaited trophy gone once again.
We’ll leave that there…
On a more cheerful note, we saw off a poor Chelski side. We are now four points clear of Newcastle United. We lost each of our last three away matches and have little time to recuperate before our next road trip.
Wolverhampton Wanderers Premier League form:
Tottenham Hotspur Premier League form:
Tottenham Hotspur form (all competitions):
Wolves Hugo Bueno left the field with a hamstring problem in the 24th minute, and Lopetegui has already ruled the 20-year-old out of this match. Rayan Ait-Nouri will deputise.
Sasa Kalajdzic, Chiquinho, Hwang Hee-chan and Boubacar Traore remain sidelined with their long-term problems.
Matheus Cunha could make a recovery from an ankle injury to make the squad.
Rodrigo Bentancur, Ryan Sessegnon, Hugo Lloris and Yves Bissouma are out.
Emerson Royal is expected to shake off the knee problem that kept him out of the FA Cup.
Whoever takes to the touchline for us this weekend should oversee many changes, including a recall for Harry Kane, whom Stellini revealed had been struggling with several viral afflictions recently.
An underwhelming showing for Richarlison will probably spell the end of his time in the first XI, while Oliver Skipp, Clement Lenglet and Cristian Romero are all in line for recalls.
My possible starting lineup:
Forster; Romero, Dier, Lenglet; Emerson, Skipp, Hojbjerg, Davies; Kulusevski, Kane, Son
Just win and don’t fuck it up… but a score-prediction is what is wanted… so I shall go for a 2-0 win.
Reverting to the system and players that kept Chelski at bay should do the trick (well, I hope it does), as Wolves’ ironic lack of bite bedevils them against our refreshed regulars.
So, that is it… a win should (hopefully!) shake off our piss-poor performance against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. All we’ve got left now is the hope of getting a top-four spot and progressing as far as we can in the Champions league… and next year, we start all over again in trying to win a trophy under Levy’s reign… sorry, a second trophy under Levy’s ownership…
Have a good weekend…
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