Former Liverpool and Manchester United forward Michael Owen has given his prediction ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s second game of the new Premier League season.
Nuno Espírito Santo takes his new team to Molineux which will see him come up against his former side, Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Having beaten Manchester City last weekend courtesy of a Heung-min Son second-half strike, Spurs will be looking to build upon it by taking all three points back to the capital.
Nuno decided to rest the starting eleven which took to the field against City for the midweek UEFA Europa Conference League play-off first leg against Pacos de Ferreira on Thursday evening.
He told BetVictor: “Wolves will need to start taking more of their chances. Adama Traore had a few good opportunities in the defeat to Leicester, but he’s never been a consistently reliable finisher. Raul Jimenez will need to be at his best, but he may take a while to find his feet after so long out injured.
“I was happy to see Nuno Espirito Santo start with a win against Man City. The uncertainty around Harry Kane’s future can’t have been easy to manage but Spurs attack on Sunday looked dangerous. Son was outstanding and regardless of what happens with Kane, he will be key to Spurs’ success this season.
“Wolves tend to do well at home to the top sides and I can’t see them losing here. I’m predicting a 1-1 draw.”
The performance in Portugal was far from the expected level and the players who Nuno rested will be expecting to take their place back in the starting lineup.
If Spurs want to secure a top-four finish come the end of this season, they need to be winning this kind of fixture.
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