Tottenham Hotspur are in desperate need of a win in the Premier League on Sunday after dropping eight points from their last possible nine.
A victory over Stoke City in the Carabao Cup would have done the team’s morale and confidence the world of good, qualifying for a semi-final in the new year.
However, after a disappointing draw against Crystal Palace and back-to-back defeats against Liverpool and Leicester City, Tottenham need a Premier League win.
The Lilywhites face an away trip to Wolves on the 27th as they look to provide their supporters with the perfect late Christmas present.
Spurs are currently sixth in the Premier League table, with Wolves five points behind down in eleventh position.
Sky Sports ‘expert’, Lewis Jones has predicted that the two sides will see out a 1-1 draw in the Sunday evening kick-off at Molineux.
He claimed that the match was too tight to call and added that the first goal would likely shape the entire affair.
Jones said (Sky Sports – reference contains betting references) – ‘This is a big period for Jose Mourinho.
‘For a manager who guarantees results, three straight league defeats wouldn’t exactly sit well with all concerned with Spurs.
‘In fact, it’s something they haven’t experienced in the Premier League since November 2012 when they suffered straight defeats to Wigan, Manchester City and Arsenal.
‘Wolves were on the end of a typical Burnley performance on a wet and windy night at Turf Moor – a game where Nuno Espirito Santo cleverly diverted the attention from his team selection failings with a pretty unnecessary dig at referee Lee Mason.
‘For this one, where counter-attacking will be on the menu, surely Adama Traore will be ushered back in from the start.
‘It’s always easy to forgive a team a defeat at Burnley, and at Molineux, Wolves still are a tricky team for the big teams to deal with – as seen when beating Chelsea in their previous fixture.
‘The first goal will undoubtedly shape this match more than usual. It’s too tight to call.’
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