WOL vs TOT Dream11: Tottenham travels to the Molineux Stadium to take on Wolves in the Premier League. Wolves are on a poor run of form having won just 2 of their last 7 games and have lost 3 of their last 4 games including a disappointing 2-1 loss to Burnley. They are currently 11th in the table a need a win to keep their pace with the top half of the table, although wins have been tough to come by since Raul Jimenez has been ruled out. Whereas, although Tottenham is currently 8th, they can go second in the table with a win in this game. Spurs were dealt a blow with 3 games without a win, including back-to-back losses against Liverpool and Leicester City. They have also qualified for the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup with a 3-1 win against Stoke City in midweek and will want to make it 2 wins out of 2 this week.
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League
28th December 2020, 12:45 am (IST)
Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton
Wolves – WLLWL
Spurs – WDLLW
Head-to-head (last five meetings):
Wolves – 2
Draws – 1
Spurs – 2
Last meeting: Tottenham 2-3 Wolves (Premier League, 1st March 2020)
Live Streaming: Star Sports Select Network, Disney + Hotstar
WOL vs TOT Prediction, Team News, Starting XI
A) Wolves Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Wolves will continue without the services of Raul Jimenez and Jonny Otto who are out with injuries.
Doubtful: Leander Dendoncker is a doubt for the WOL vs TOT Dream11 Prediction with a knock.
Expected changes: Nuno Espirito Santo will look to make a few changes to the side that lost to Burnley. Rui Patricio should continue in goal with Willy Boly replacing Max Kilman in defence. Rayan Ait Nouri will make way for Fernando Marcal, playing in a midfield 4 alongside Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho and Nelson Semedo. Fabio Silva should be back to lead the line for this game, with Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence on either side of him. Adama Traore is most likely to come off the bench and take a run at the Spurs defence.
Wolves Starting XI (probable):
Rui Patricio (GK)
B) Spurs Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Japhet Tanganga is a long-term injury and will continue to miss out. Giovani Lo Celso picked up a hamstring injury against Leicester City and will not feature against Wolves.
Doubtful: Gareth Bale picked up a knock against Stoke City and is likely to be rested for this game.
Expected changes: Jose Mourinho is expected to make changes to his rotated side that faced Stoke City but keep the same side that faced Leicester City. Hugo Lloris should continue to start in goal behind Serge Aurier, Toby Alderweireld, Eric Dier and Sergio Reguilon. The impressive double pivot of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Moussa Sissoko should carry on in the centre of the park. The injured Lo Celso will be replaced by Steven Bergwijn alongside Tanguy Ndombele and Heung-Min Son with Harry Kane leading the line.
Spurs Starting XI (probable):
Hugo Lloris (GK)
WOL vs TOT Today Match Prediction:
Bet365: Wolves – 13/5; Spurs – 23/20
SkyBet: Wolves – 5/2; Spurs – 23/20
The WOL vs TOT Today Match Prediction will be an interesting one and it will come down to the finer margins. Nuno and Mourinho are very tactical managers and will set-up to negate each other’s attacks. Both teams even have similar numbers in terms of average goals with Wolves at 1 and Spurs are 1.33. Wolves will know that despite their positions in the table, they can hurt a side like Spurs and come out with all 3 points and will set up to attack. Mourinho will be comfortable playing off the ball and waiting for Wolves to slip up.
Most Likely Result: Tottenham win
WOL vs TOT Dream11, Captain & Differential Picks
Captain Options –
Harry Kane –
Goals/Assists – 10/12
Chances created – 39
Successful dribbles – 17
Harry Kane has been incredible under Mourinho has been taking on a more creative role along with his role as a number 9. He even got on the scoresheet as he played the whole 90 minutes against Stoke City. He had 2 goals and 2 assists in 3 games before the loss to Liverpool and will look to go on a similar run of form.
Pedro Neto –
Chances created – 26
Successful dribbles – 23
Accurate crosses – 22
Pedro Neto has been very good in the absence of Raul Jimenez and has a pass accuracy of 90%. He has put in 22 accurate crosses too which will cause a stir in the Spurs box. Neto also has 19 interceptions so far which is impressive for a forward.
Heung-min Son –
Goals (starts) – 12 (15)
Chances created – 37
Accurate crosses – 17
Son too has been excellent this season and his partnership with Kane has been a major talking point this season. He has been very clinical with only 4 of his shots on target not finding the net in the league giving him a shot conversion rate of 80%. He is also capable of scoring goals out of half-chances.
Differential Picks –
Joao Moutinho –
Chances created – 14
Successful tackles (Success %) – 15 (50%)
Pass accuracy – 88%
Joao Moutinho is yet to get off the mark this season but has been influential in midfield for Wolves and now even more so in the absence of Leander Dendoncker. He is also great at doing defensive work with 18 clearances and 12 interceptions so far.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg –
Successful tackles (Success %) – 23 (51%)
Clearances – 49
Interceptions – 24
Hojbjerg has been one of the best pieces of business done in the transfer window this summer and Spurs’ midfield hinges on him. From 7 chances created to 49 clearance, the Dane does it all. Hojbjerg fits perfectly into Mourinho’s system and will be a key figure when it comes to setting the tempo of the game.
Daniel Podence –
Chances created – 15
Successful dribbles – 32
Interceptions – 10
Podence has done well to form a partnership with Pedro Neto. Podence has completed 68% of his attempted dribbles and has completed an impressive 32 of them which will definitely come in handy against a side like Spurs who don’t have particularly pacey centre-backs.