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December 12, 2020, GMT+0000, 0:44 am
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Tottenham v Wolverhampton Preview

Tottenham, now second in the Premier League table, host Wolverhampton on Saturday.

Spurs have scored eleven goals in their last two games but will have a much stiffer test here against Wolves who are currently tied for fifth with Leicester City in goals allowed on the season with 22. Not only have Wolverhampton been a very solid defensive squad all season, they have actually allowed fewer goals per match on the road than they have at home. The Wolves have not, however, played a Top-5 opponent away from home so this will be their first major road test.

The real issue for the Wanderers has been their inability to put the ball in the back of the net. Their leading scorer, Raul Jimenez only has five goals on the season, which sums up a lot of their shortcomings offensively. Jimenez has done a good job of threatening teams on the counter attack but when the Wolves are forced to beat teams who are able to sit back defensively, they have struggled.  

For this reason, I have seen handicappers suggest betting the Under 2.5 goals, which is currently listed at odds of 1.29/1. This angle presumes that Tottenham’s red hot offensive outings of late regress towards the mean, and Wolves stick close to their profile as a defensive team with a lackluster attack.

Odds to Win

Tottenham: 2/5 or 71.4-percent

Wolverhampton: 19/2 or 9.5-percent

Draw: 17/4 or 19-percent

Potential to Return From Injury

Dele Alli (TOT): Decision pending a late fitness test

Serge Aurier (TOT): Back in full training, expected to be available.

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