Tottenham are struggling badly for consistency having alternated between victories and defeats across their past eight matches in all competitions.
Admittedly, three of those losses were inflicted by Chelsea, though they were deservedly beaten hosting Southampton midweek and defensive frailties continue to undermine their progress.
They’re without a clean sheet in seven appearances now, conceding at least twice in over half of these games, though at least Cristian Romero has returned for their last two outings even if he’s not back up to speed yet.
Emerson Royal and Davinson Sanchez in particular endured a torrid night against the Saints, but may ultimately end up keeping their places with Antonio Conte’s alternatives limited.
Eric Dier and Japhet Tanganga are injured, as is Oliver Skipp in midfield, so one of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg or Harry Winks should make way for new arrival Rodrigo Bentancur.
Fellow Juventus recruit Dejan Kulusevski is likely to make do with a place on the bench, with Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn providing competition to join undisputed starters Harry Kane and Heung-min Son in attack.
Bruno Lage was able to welcome Hwang Hee-Chan and Jonny back to his matchday squad last time at home to Arsenal, though neither made it off the bench and the duo are unlikely to start here after lengthy injury lay-offs.
Joao Moutinho missed that clash and remains a doubt for this one, while Pedro Neto and Willy Boly also remain unavailable. Elsewhere, recent signing Chiquinho can expect to be included and possibly handed a full debut.
Spurs To Win By One Goal
Although Tottenham have found clean sheets hard to come by, Wolves are not a prolific side with their 19 goals this term by the far the lowest tally in the division bar Norwich and Burnley.
11 of Wolves’ past 14 games in all competitions have seen fewer than three goals, while nine saw a maximum of just one strike.
A tight game can be expected then, with just three of Wolves’ past 20 games settled one way or the other by more than a single goal.
That includes a win on penalties for Tottenham when the two met in the League Cup, while they also produced a narrow 1-0 victory in the reverse league fixture.
Just one of the last six head-to-heads have seen a wider margin between the teams, though Tottenham may expect to edge this one given home advantage.
Excluding clashes with the six sides above them in the table, as well as an awarded 3-0 defeat to Rennes in Europe and a 3-1 win over third-tier Morecambe, Tottenham have actually won 10 of 11 home games this season.
Wolves are an impressive W6-D2-L3 away from home in the league this term, though it’s worth noting that only two of these fixtures were trips to the seven sides above them in the table.
SPURS TO WIN BY ONE GOAL