Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has shared his prediction ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Tottenham began their Premier League campaign in fine form last weekend having beaten champions Manchester City in North London.
New head coach Nuno Espírito Santo returns to his former side for the first time since departing from Molineux at the end of last season.
The Portuguese made wholesale changes for Thursday’s first foray in the UEFA Conference League having been beaten by Pacos de Ferreira in the first leg of the play-off round.
Lawrenson believes that Tottenham will fail to take all three points against Wolves and will have to settle for a point.
He told BBC Sport: “This is a very early return to Molineux for Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo, and I think his old team will cause his new one a few problems.
“Wolves lost at Leicester last time out, but I thought they played OK and they created a few chances. The big news was Raul Jimenez’s return after serious injury, which was great to see.
“Spurs got a brilliant win against Manchester City but let’s see how they follow that up. This game is a very different test which will tell us a lot about where they are at.
“Lawro’s prediction: 1-1.”
The players who were given a chance in Portugal in midweek certainly did not put their hands up to be considered for selection against Wolves.
Cristian Romero could come into contention given the price tag the club will pay for him, when his loan stint ends. Ryan Sessegnon had a decent second half, however other senior players such as Harry Winks, Matt Doherty and Giovani Lo Celso were well below par.
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