Tottenham travel to Molineux this weekend to face Wolves in the Premier League, and it’s live on talkSPORT.
Spurs’ unbeaten start to the season was ended on Monday night as they fell to a 4-1 defeat at home to Chelsea.
But the scoreline doesn’t tell the full story as the London giants found themselves down to nine men and had plenty of chances to equalise at 2-1.
However, it wasn’t to be, and they must now bounce back against a good Wolves side.
The Old Gold have already taken points off Manchester City and Newcastle at home, so they will feel they can get something here.
Gary O’Neil is doing an admirable job with limited resources and has turned his team into a highly effective counter-attacking unit.
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Wolves vs Tottenham: VAR controversy
VAR has been in the headlines all season, with some shocking mistakes made across the division.
And last weekend, Arsenal went to another level when releasing a statement calling out the decisions made against them during their 1-0 defeat to Newcastle.
But if any team should have been releasing statements, it’s Wolves.
In four games this season, the Old Gold have been robbed by VAR, which by the end of the year could cost them.
Against Manchester United, they were denied a blatant penalty when Sasa Kalajdzic was clattered by Andre Onana.
Since then, three terrible penalty decisions have gone against them in games against Luton, Newcastle and Sheffield United.
All three were scored and denied them valuable points.
O’Neil has rightly complained, and you just have to hope it won’t make too much of a difference for them by the end of the year.
- Wolves have won two of their last three Premier League games against Tottenham (L1), as many as they had in their previous 11. They’re looking to win back-to-back meetings with Spurs for the first time since February 2010.
- 50% of the 18 Premier League meetings between Wolves and Tottenham have been won by the away side (9) – of all fixtures to have been played as many times, only Leicester vs Man City (54%) has been won by the away team more often.
- Wolves won this exact fixture last season but haven’t won consecutive league games against Spurs at Molineux since December 1968.
Wolves vs Tottenham: Team news
Wolves XI: Sa; Semedo, Dawson, Kilman, Toti; Bellegarde, Lemina, Gomes, Ait-Nouri; Hwang, Cunha.
Subs: Bentley, Doherty, Traore, Silva, Bueno, Kalajdzic, Jonny, Doyle, Sarabia.
Tottenham XI: Vicario; Porro, Royal, Dier, Davies; Sarr, Hojbjerg, Bissouma; Kulusevski, Son, Johnson.
Subs: Forster, Skipp, Gil, Lo Celso, Bentancur, Phillips, Veliz, Donley, Dorrington.
- Wolves have scored at least once in each of their last 10 Premier League games, though they’ve only kept one clean sheet in their last 14. Indeed, both teams have scored in each of Wolves’ last eight Premier League matches.
- Tottenham are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League away games (W5 D2) and are looking to win three in a row on the road for the first time since November 2020 (a run of four).
- Wolves have won just one of their last six Premier League home games (D3 L2), though that one victory was against reigning champions and (at the time) league leaders Manchester City in September.
Wolves vs Tottenham: What has been said?
Wolves boss O’Neil is expecting refereeing standards to improve after speaking to Howard Webb.
He said: “I had a good conversation with Howard Webb on Sunday – a very open one around trying to improve things.
“I understand where he is. He is trying to run his own team as well and they are obviously under a lot of pressure at the moment.
“After the chat, I am confident they are trying to shift things in the right direction and to put things in place to ensure there are fewer errors.
“They don’t want to be making errors every weekend and having me phoning on a Sunday and having clubs releasing statements, that’s not what they need either.
“They understand that the things that have gone against us this year probably shouldn’t have. There’s probably an agreement that a lot of the decisions that have gone against us have been incorrect.”
- Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou suffered his first Premier League defeat last time out in his 11th game in the competition (W8 D2), with only Maurizio Sarri (12 games) and Frank Clark (11 games) having longer unbeaten starts. He hasn’t lost consecutive league games as a manager since between November 2020 and February 2021 with Yokohama F. Marinos in the Japanese J1 League (three in a row).
- Spurs ended their 4-1 defeat against Chelsea with just four players who had started the game still on the field of play (Vicario, Son, Porro, Bissouma). It’s the joint fewest players in a starting XI to complete 90 minutes in a Premier League match, along with Crystal Palace vs Fulham in December 2022 (Guaita, Zaha, Andersen, Ayew).
- In their 4-1 defeat to Chelsea, Spurs received two red cards in a Premier League game for only the fourth time, and first time ever in a home game. In the competition this season, only Wolves (38) and Chelsea (36) have picked up more cards than Spurs (34 – 31 yellows, 3 reds).
Wolves vs Tottenham: Date and how to follow
This Premier League game will take place on Saturday, November 11.
Kick-off at Molineux is scheduled for 12:30pm.
talkSPORT will have live and exclusive commentary from the black country, with Reshmin Chowdhury serving as your presenter.
Commentary will then come from Sam Matterface and England icon Stuart Pearce.
talkSPORT.com will also be running a live blog to keep you up to date with all of the action.
Wolves vs Tottenham: Betting
Wolves – 21/10
Draw – 13/5
Tottenham – 23/20
*odds correct as of 11:00 10/11/23
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