Spurs vs Wolves EPL Game Preview: THFC vs WWFC Betting Tips

Hwang Hee-chanLast-minute winners last weekend, Spurs are back in action in the Premier League on home soil on Saturday (3pm). After scoring with only seconds left on the clock to clinch the game against Brighton last weekend, they are now looking to beat Wolves. Can they get the job done? Read on for our THFC vs WWFC preview and betting tips.

It was another case of stoppage time drama for Spurs and Ange Postecoglou at the weekend. Only this time the goal went their way, as they struck late to get the better of Brighton, thanks to a timely delivery from the returning Heung-min Son, who put the ball on a plate for Brennan Johnson to slot home at the back post. That came after they had victory snatched from them at the death at Everton a week earlier. Now back to winning ways, they will be looking for another three points.

For Wolves, last weekend didn’t quite go to plan. Despite going into their home game against Brentford in hot form following their away-day demolition of Chelsea, Gary O’Neill’s men came unstuck, losing by two goals to nil, failing to score at home for the first time this season. Fortunately, Saturday’s visitors have been in excellent form on the road of late, so much so that they are unbeaten in their last five travelling games in all competitions, a record that should spark plenty of confidence ahead of this fixture.

Hosts THFC being too generous?

Spurs did get back to winning ways at the weekend, but anybody who watched their game against Brighton in full would be hard pushed to conclude that the hosts were quite fortunate, as they struggled to dominate proceedings. Sure, they created chances and were good value for their two goals, but they allowed their opponents to create plenty and were often under pressure, so much so that they were not only fortunate to win, but fortunate to get away without conceding further goals. They didn’t, sure, but that was thanks to both a couple of excellent stops from keeper Guglielmo Vicario and some poor finishing on Brighton’s part as opposed to any defensive solidity.

Ange Postecoglou’s men are now without a clean sheet in five games in all competitions, and they have conceded at least twice in three of those five. Such defensive weakness could soon start to seriously hinder their top-four hopes.

Wolves howling loudly on the road

Of course, the visitors come into this game off the back of a disappointing result last time out. They probably won’t be too disheartened by that, as this is just the sort of game where they have thrived this season. Moreover, they have picked up some big away wins of late.

Gary O’Neill’s men enjoy playing on the break, they are quick in transition and they have more than enough pace, power and quality in the final third. Matheus Cunha has been in quite electric form, scoring a hat-trick last time out on the road, notching a total of five in six, while Hwang Hee-chan is now back from the Asian Cup, which only adds to the firepower. The South Korean striker has ten goals and three assists in the Premier League this season. Throw in Pedro Neto, who is something of an assist wizard and Jean Ricner-Bellegarde, who is a powerful and direct runner, and Gary O’Neill has a forward line capable of hurting most teams, as Chelsea recently found out.

Bit of a bogey team

You could argue that Saturday’s visitors have become something of a bogey team for Spurs in recent times. Not only did Wolves win the reverse fixture earlier in the season, scoring late to snatch a 2-1 victory at Molineux, but they have now won three of the last four renewals of this fixture, winning at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as recently as 2022.

Visiting goals on the cards

The hosts, THFC, are heavy favourites ahead of this game with our top-recommended bookmakers, and they may well confirm that by getting the job done, though they’re unlikely to do so in tight, low-scoring fashion. At the prices, betting on ‘Wolves to Score Over 1.5 Goals’ makes plenty of appeal, and here’s why:

For starters, we have seen this Wolves team enjoy playing against open, attacking teams, and Spurs definitely slot into that category. In the reverse fixture, Gary O’Neill’s men carved out plenty of opportunities, especially when hitting quickly on the counter, and they duly found the net twice. What’s more, the hosts have been hurt at regular intervals in recent games, as their high-intensity and attack-minded approach continues to prove costly at the back, with Manchester United, Everton and Brentford all breaching the Spurs backline twice, and let’s be honest, the Seagulls should’ve scored at least twice last weekend.

This Wolves team showed all the qualities necessary to hurt teams in games of this nature when scoring four away at Stamford Bridge recently, so we really shouldn’t be surprised if they have a big say in this one.

Hwang to help out

Now back from international duty, Hwang Hee-chan will be looking to get back down to business and at odds of 3/1, he is worth betting on to do so by scoring in this fixture.

As mentioned in this EPL game preview above, the Wolves attacker has scored ten goals in the Premier League this season. His success has often come in the big games when Wolves have thrived on the break, scoring against the likes of Newcastle, Aston Villa, Man City and Liverpool. This is also a player who averages 0.62 goals per 90 minutes, not to mention just over three shots per 90 minutes away from home. Such stats make odds of 3/1 look a little generous, especially as this is likely to be a game where the counter-attack will regularly be open to the visitors.

  • Wolves to score over 1.5 goals (in the ‘away goals’ market) @ best odds of 15/8 with BetVictor.
  • Hwang Hee-chan to score at any time @ a biggest price of 3/1 with Bet365.