Tottenham v Wolves Odds, Preview & Tips
Game time & date: 1230 BST, Saturday August 20
Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London
Last result between the two: Tottenham 0-2 Wolves, Premier League, February 2022
Broadcast: BT Sport 1 & 4K UHD
The first game of the weekend sees Spurs host Wolves, with two teams seemingly heading in opposite directions. While Spurs have four points from their two games, Wolves have just one on the board.
A thrilling fightback at Chelsea last week saw Spurs pick up a point despite a terrible record at Stamford Bridge and they are a short price in the Tottenham v Wolves betting odds to win for this game.
Wolves, meanwhile, are on a run of nine games without a win in the league, dating back to last term, though they did manage to win away at Spurs in February.
Spursy no more?
The Antonio Conte revolution continues to gather pace at Spurs. Having lost four out of four meetings with Chelsea last season, battling to a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday shows their progress.
Conte is yet to start any of his summer signings, though, preferring to rely on the team that put together a fine run of form at the end of last season in order to secure Champions League qualification.
Fans might have expected Yves Bissouma and Ivan Perisic to usurp Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Ryan Sessegnon in the Spurs side but Conte has thus far resisted the temptation to make any changes.
On a run of seven wins from eight home Premier League games, Spurs will be expected to collect three points on Saturday. A front three of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski is one of the best in Europe, as demonstrated by the fact they have scored at least twice in 12 of 15 home league games.
The 12/5 with 888 for Spurs to win with over 2.5 goals in the game is a good option to consider here.
Wolves yet to click
Wolves can consider themselves slightly fortunate to have avoided defeat at home to Fulham last time out, with Aleksandar Mitrovic failing to convert a late penalty for the Cottagers.
That would have left the Molineux outfit pointless after two matches and there are plenty of signs it could be a season of struggle for Bruno Lage’s side, who are without striker Raul Jimenez due to injury.
Daniel Podence has deputised up front in the absence of the Mexico international but the problems Wolves have in front of goal has been evident for a while. They scored only 38 times in the league last season, with the only three less prolific teams all suffering relegation from the Premier League.
The 23/20 with 888Sport for Spurs to win to nil is therefore another option to look at in order to find more value from the Tottenham v Wolves betting odds to win for Saturday’s early kick-off.
Wolves did pull off a 2-0 win in this fixture back in February – Jimenez and Leander Dendoncker on the scoresheet on that occasion – and their recent record in the head-to-head against Spurs is pretty good.
They have actually won on three of their past four visits to Spurs, becoming something of a bogey club for the north London side. But Conte’s men have shown historic records mean little to them and they should put those poor recent results against Wolves to bed with a fairly comprehensive victory here.
As Wolves have been drawing at half time and losing at full time in five of their last seven away Premier League matches, Saturday’s game to be level at HT but Spurs to lead at FT stands out at 3/1 with 888.
Wolves have only lost one of their last five away games against Spurs, but Lage’s men have started this season badly and they are again set to be without their star striker Jimenez due to injury.
It is therefore hard to see anything but a home victory from the Tottenham v Wolves betting odds and there are a few good ways to get more value out of siding with Conte’s men for Saturday’s meeting.
To start with, Spurs to win to nil at 23/20 with 888Sport appeals, as does the 12/5 with 888 for Spurs to win with over 2.5 goals. Draw-Spurs looks to be a big price at 3/1 with 888Sport on the HT/FT market.
Author: Jamie Smith