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Wolves v Tottenham betting tips: Early reunion for Nuno

| 21.08.2021

Wolves v Tottenham preview and odds

Nuno Espirito Santo faces an early reunion with his former club and we assess the odds in our Wolves v Tottenham betting tips.

The Portuguese took over as Spurs manager this summer after parting company with Wolves and seems sure of a warm welcome from the fans as he returns to Molineux.

His presence in the away dugout adds extra interest to Sunday’s Premier League fixture when Wolves will hope to bounce back from defeat on the opening weekend.

Match Odds

Tottenham were beaten in the Europa Conference League on Thursday but punters should not read too much into that result.

Spurs were on a high after a 1-0 victory over Manchester City in their Premier League opener on Sunday but they were brought back down to earth in Portugal as a completely new XI were downed by Lucas Silva’s goal on the stroke of half-time.

None of those players that started against City even travelled with the squad, though, so fatigue or loss of confidence should not be an issue and an away win is 11/8 in Wolves v Tottenham betting tips.

The home side lost 1-0 at Leicester last weekend and are 11/5 to make amends on Sunday while the draw is priced up at 21/10.

Nuno may have a reputation for being a defensive coach but five of the last six meetings have produced goals at both ends with 19 in total.

New Wolves boss Bruno Lage wants his team to be more attacking so both teams to score catches the eye at 10/11 while over 2.5 goals is 6/5.

Talking Tactics

Harry Kane’s future remains up in the air but Tottenham at least proved they can cope without him as they beat champions City last week to make a dream start to Nuno’s reign.

Spurs looked all at sea but survived a fast start by City and, having had a settled team in pre-season, they steadily grew into the game.

Both teams may be happy to be patient early on, given that only relegated duo Fulham and Sheffield United scored fewer first-half goals than Wolves last season.

A goalless first half can be added to Wolves v Tottenham betting tips at 7/5 while the visitors to win after drawing at half-time – just as they did against City – is an option at 17/4.

Goalscorer Odds

In the absence of Kane, it was no surprise that Son Heung-min was Tottenham’s main attacking threat against City and he celebrated his new contract with the 55th-minute winner.

Son is 7/2 to open the scoring at Molineux or 23/10 to be on target in a Tottenham win.

Wolves may have been blanked by Leicester but created plenty of chances.

Raul Jimenez returned to lead the line intelligently on his first league appearance since fracturing his skull nine months ago but the best chances fell to the wasteful Adama Traore.

Jimenez is 9/2 to open the scoring while Traore is the same price to score at any time.

Match Info

Where: Molineux

When: 14:00, Sunday 22nd August

How to watch: N/A

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Andrew McDermott