Wolverhampton Wanderers v Tottenham Hotspur
English Premier League. Kick-Off 7.45pm. Live on Sky Sports.
SPURS missed out on the chance to leapfrog title favourites Man City on Monday night when they lost 1-0 at Wembley prompting some questions being asked about their levels of ambition.
The subject was hotly debated by the brilliant Neville and Carragher on Monday Night Football and if you've not seen their tête-à-tête I'd recommend you take ten minutes out of your day to watch the video below.
Prior to Monday's match Tottenham had made their best start to a Premier League season so there shouldn't be too much doom and gloom surrounding their results but the big question appears to be how do they kick on to the next level and become serial title contenders and eventual champions?
It looks like they'll be financially hamstrung for years to come due to the spiralling costs of their new stadium. For now though they're a very good side, in fact “the toughest, most resilient, roboust Tottenham team we've ever seen”, according to Gary Neville. And with a visit to Molineux in focus they should be too strong for their newly-promoted opponents.
Wolves will be aiming to halt a mini-slump in front of the cameras in tonight's televised clash. After a brilliant unbeaten run that stretches back to August 18th they've lost their last two to Watford and Brighton.
But all the stats suggest an away win in this one and the 11/8 (Bet365) odds on the Spurs victory look a bit generous when you consider the following;
- Wolves have failed to win any of their last 24 Premier League matches against sides in the top half of the table (D10, L14).
- Tottenham are unbeaten in their last 38 Premier League games against newly-promoted opposition, winning 35 of those games.
- Tottenham have lost just four times in 26 matches against Wolves, winning 16 and drawing six.
Spurs have picked up more points on the road than other team in the league and should claim another three tonight.
If you're looking to squeeze a bit more value out of the game then a look at both sides comparitive half-time records might give us some clues. Wolves have failed to lead at half-time in any of their 10 matches so far, whereas Spurs have gone into the break in front in six of their 10 games. Tottenham have gone on to win all six. They're 3/1 to be winning to be winning at half-time and full-time.