It’s been a season of fits and starts so far for Tottenham who, despite recording their best start to a Premier League season points-wise, have failed to live up to expectations with their performances or keep their fans particularly happy.
Many thousands stayed away from Monday’s 1-0 Wembley defeat to Manchester City as the uncertainty over a move-in date for their new stadium at White Hart Lane continues to distract in the early weeks of the season.
Throw in a disastrous start to their Champions League campaign and Maurcio Pochettino has plenty to ruminate over, with speculation over his future refusing to go away and with the Real Madrid manager’s chair sitting empty.
No such problems for Wolves, even if their fine start to life back in the Premier League has been tainted by back to back defeats and by the conclusion this week of their ongoing spat with Sporting Lisbon over the transfer of Rui Patricio.
The club are £16m poorer after finally agreeing to pay out for the Portugal number one but that won’t have unduly bothered anyone at Molineux, with the team sitting a healthy tenth and winning plaudits with their swashbuckling football.
If Spurs can locate their swagger, it might be a thriller.
When is the game?
The game kicks-off at 7.45pm on Saturday meaning both sides will be playing catch-up on the teams around them by the time things get under way.
Where is the game?
Molineux is the venue with Spurs making their first visit to the ground since Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe scored the goals in a 2-0 win for them in September 2011.
Is the game on TV?
The game will be shown live on Sky Sport Premier League with coverage starting at 7pm.
There will also be coverage from the Mirror Football live blog.
Can you live stream the game?
The game can be streamed via Sky Go.
Nuno Espirito Santo has no injury worries ahead of Spurs’ visit but could shuffle his pack after making his first starting line-up changes of the season against Brighton last week.
Adama Traore came in for Diogo Jota for the 1-0 defeat at the Amex Stadium and could keep his place.
Eric Dier missed Tottenham’s Carabao Cup win against West Ham with a thigh strain and is a out, whilst Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen are also missing.
Victor Wanyama is out, but Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen who both missed the West Ham win should return.
Latest betting odds
Tottenham are 13/10
Wolves are 23/10
The draw is 5/2
Nuno Espirito Santo: “We have to improve in the final touch but the difficult part of the game is to build, to create chances that we can shoot at goal.
“This final touch, we must work on it and we will do so and improve. I think how we played in the last game, we played good and didn’t deserve to lose."
Mauricio Pochettino said of the defeat to Man City: "“We were so relaxed and competitive and we made the opponent suffer, and when you compare with last season, we didn’t compete against Man City, there or here at Wembley, but this was a game we felt we could win.
“We didn’t win, but it was important that we translated the message and we felt that it was possible to win."
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