Tottenham Hotspur will host Wolverhampton Wanderers in matchweek 36 of the 2020/21 Premier League campaign. Spurs are currently seventh-placed on the league table and although they do look to be out of the running for a Champions League spot, they can still book themselves a place in next season’s Europa League if they finish their season on a strong note. Wolves, on the other hand, will be disappointed being twelfth-placed on the table. They will hope to secure a top-half finish, even if it seems out of reach.
In December 2020’s return fixture, Wolves snatched a late leveler through Roman Saiss. Saiss’s header canceled out Tanguy Ndombele’s first-minute long-range strike.
WHEN & WHERE?
Time: 14:05 PM (BST)
Date: Sunday, 16th May
Where: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London.
Tottenham Hotspur Team News:
Tottenham does not appear to have any major injury concerns going into the game. Ben Davies, the second-choice left-back, is expected to be the only one that misses out on the game owing to the shin injury he picked up in a league game in March. This means that Ryan Mason will have a near fully-fit squad to pick from, with the likes of Dele Alli, Davinson Sanchez, Lucas Moura all fighting for their place in the starting XI.
Wolves Team News:
Nuno Espirito Santo’s team have had torrid luck with injuries throughout the season. They will be without their two best attackers for their visit to London on Saturday. Raul Jimenez, their main striker, was involved in a horror incident earlier this season which fractured his skull and has kept him out for 25 league games since. Pedro Neto, who took the baton on from Jimenez, is unavailable too, owing to a knee injury he picked up in April.
Tottenham Hotspur’s recent Premier League form (L-W-W-D-L):
Since Ryan Mason took over as interim head coach at Tottenham, they’ve won two of their three league games. They began with a late 2-1 win against Southampton, followed by a convincing 4-0 victory against the relegated side, Sheffield United. However, after these two positive results, they were comprehensively outplayed by Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United side at Elland Road.
Wolves’ recent Premier League form (W-D-L-W-W):
In their last 5 fixtures, the Wolves have won three games, all of which were by a 1 goal margin. Goals from Adama Traore and Morgan Gibbs-White inspired a late comeback against Brighton & Hove Albion in their most recent match. The team looks to have put their embarrassing 4-0 defeat to Burnley behind them.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Predicted XI vs Wolves (4-2-3-1)
Hugo Lloris, Serge Aurier, Toby Alderweireld, Eric Dier, Sergio Reguillon, Tanguy Ndombele, Pierre Emile-Hojberg, Lucas Moura, Gareth Bale, Son Heung-Min, Harry Kane.
Wolves’ Predicted XI vs Tottenham Hotspur (4-2-3-1)
Rui Patricio, Ki-Jana Hoever, Conor Coady, Max Kilman, Rayan Ait-Nouri, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves, Adama Traore, Daniel Podence, Morgan Gibbs-White, Fabio Silva.
Tottenham Hotspur 2:1 Wolves