Charlie Nicholas shares his Tottenham vs Wolves prediction

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Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has shared his prediction ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s match against Wolverhampton Wanderers this weekend.

A single point separates both sides in the Premier League table going into the clash at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday lunchtime.

Jose Mourinho has had a rare full week to work with his squad on the training pitch having not been in action since the defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Wolves, on the other hand, made the trip to Spain last night for their Europa League second leg tie at Espanyol which saw them progress to the next round with a 6-3 aggregate win despite going down 3-2 at the RCDE Stadium.

The former Arsenal player believes that it will be another frustrating encounter for the North London faithful who will once again lose the opportunity to close the gap on the race for a top four finish.

Spurs will once again be without the services of Harry Kane and Heung-min Son with Jose Mourinho looking for the likes of Steven Bergwijn, Giovani Lo Celso, Lucas Moura and Dele Alli to help fill the void.

He told Sky Sports: “Is Lucas Moura going to score goals? Is Dele Alli going to play? Who is going to be in a mood? Where is that killer final ball coming from for Spurs?

“Wolves are a real handful going forward. Adama Traore’s strength and pace is phenomenal. He looked like he always had that potential and is a real danger. Tottenham may be frustrated as the gaps in the defence could be exposed. Do they play three or four? Do they trust Jan Vertonghen?

“Lucas Moura, when he plays at No 9, must use his pace in behind – he is not a link-up player. You might have to bring Dele in for the craft and intelligence to get them going. It would be fairly easy for a back three of Wolves to defend against. This then gives the wing-backs the licence to drive forward. I do not see a good day for Tottenham here.

“Prediction: 1-1.”

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