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Match Threads Spurs vs Wolves - Match Thread - Day 36 - KO 2.05pm

Match Prediction

  • Spurs Win

    Votes: 65 65.7%
  • Wolves win

    Votes: 17 17.2%
  • Score Draw

    Votes: 16 16.2%
  • Goal-less Draw

    Votes: 1 1.0%

  • Total voters
    99

Bulletspur

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SPURS 2-0 WOLVES
Kane, Højbjerg

Spurs: Lloris (c), Tanganga, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Lo Celso (Winks), Bale (Sissoko), Dele (Ndombele), Son, Kane.
Subs: Hart, Doherty, Sanchez, Bergwijn, Lamela, Lucas.

Wolves: Patricio, Hoever, Coady (c), Saiss, Semedo, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Traore, Vitinha, Gibbs-White, Fabio Silva.
Subs: Ruddy, Ait-Nouri, Marcal, Neves, Jose, Boly, Cundle, Kilman, Corbeanu.

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We host Wolves in the Premier League on Sunday, with us looking to stay ahead of Everton in the table in the quest for a European qualification spot. Wolves, meanwhile, still have an outside chance of finishing in the top half for a third successive season.

Mason won his first two league games in charge, albeit with an expected defeat to league champions Manchester City in the EFL Cup final sandwiched in between, the 29-year-old came crashing back down to earth with a 3-1 defeat at Leeds United last weekend.

Stuart Dallas continued his remarkable campaign by opening the scoring from close range to extend his league tally to eight for the season, but Son quickly levelled the proceedings after an excellent through ball from Dele. Kane looked to have provided the us with the lead moments later, but he saw his strike controversially ruled out for a narrow offside call, with Leeds taking charge of the encounter thereafter. Mason would have been hugely disappointed with the manner in which we crumbled, helping forwards Bamford and Rodrigo take the game away from us either side of the break. Unlike most sides in the division in this unusual season without fans inside stadiums, though, Our home record is stronger than our away one, so there is every chance that we will bounce back against Wolves on Sunday.

Wolves have won both of their trips to our stadium since being promoted to the Premier League in 2018, though, so they will feel confident of springing another surprise here in North London. Jiminez scored in both of those victories, but Wolves have desperately missed their talisman's presence since he sustained a serious head injury against Arsenal in late November.

They have won three of their last five matches to move up to 12th in the table, with 10th-placed Leeds five points ahead of them with three matches of the season remaining. Admittedly, Wolves were second best against Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend until Dunk saw red in the 53rd minute. Brighton's captain had powered the Seagulls into a first-half lead with a towering header, but Traore and Gibbs-White punished the defender's cynical foul on Silva with two late strikes to turn the match on its head.

While a third consecutive top-half finish remains an unlikely prospect, a third successive win away to us would certainly significantly increase their chances of doing so, which would be a fine achievement after a difficult season.

Team News

We remain without Davies due to a calf injury, with Mason revealing that the left-back is unlikely to feature for us again this season.

Otherwise, though, Mason appears to have a clean bill of health to select from, with the likes of Winks, Ndombele and Moura hoping to start having only been on the substitutes' bench in recent weeks.

Alli could make way for Ndombele or Winks in order to bolster the centre of the pitch, with Moura an option to replace Bale, who disappointed at Elland Road last time out.

Doherty will be hoping to receive a chance to impress against his former club, especially after Aurier endured a torrid afternoon against the likes of Harrison and Raphina last time out, while Sanchez could replace Dier at centre-back after the England defender was caught napping on a few occasions against Bielsa's side.

Wolves, meanwhile, remain without Jonny and Neto, who are both facing several months on the sidelines due to serious knee injuries.

Nuno revealed in his pre-match press conference that the club will receive more information on May 18 regarding how quickly Jimenez may be able to take to the field for them again.

The Mexico striker has not played any minutes since his horrific head clash with Arsenal defender David Luiz in November, but he has returned to non-contact training, with taking part in full contact training set to be the next step of his rehabilitation.

Defenders Boly and Marcal have returned to full training in the past few days, but may not be risked against Spurs on Sunday, with the trip to Everton on Wednesday potentially representing a more realistic return for the pair.

Youngster Otasowie missed out on last weekend's win against Brighton after suffering a minor knock against West Bromwich Albion, but the midfielder should return to Nuno's squad on Sunday.

Ki-Jana Hoever and Max Kilman received surprise starts in defence last time out and will hope to keep their spots in the side, but Traore should replace Vitinha after impressing from the bench in that victory.

Gibbs-White, who scored his first Premier League goal for the club in dramatic fashion against the Seagulls, could miss out should Nuno opt for Dendoncker’s's physicality in midfield.



Head to Head

We have played each other 98 times with the first match was a 3-0 win for us on 1st September 1908.We have played each other 87 times in the 1st / 2nd / Premier League where we have won 42, drawn 17 and they have won 28.

We have played each other six times in the FA cup with we winning four and the other two drawn.

League Cup three times where we won one, one drawn and they winning one.

We played against them twice in Europe (UEFA Cup) with us winning one and the other drawn.

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TheChosenOne

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... and now - the end is near ..

The season coming to an end is a bittersweet thing - as usual. What might have been or could have been prevented.
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All I want now is steadying the ship and a win tomorrow (Sun) and then the remaining two games.
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It's been a tough watch and I don't mean to deliberately piss on this thread - Thanks to @Bulletspur & @chrissivad as always !
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COYLW's
 

yankspurs

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Aug 22, 2013
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Please for the love of god, please start Rodon & Ndombele. A win sees us above West Ham & in line to avoid UEFA’s garbage farmers competition
 

Erm33

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We'll win. We'll be significantly better at home than away. Expect us to win both home games and lose against Leicester away.
 

walworthyid

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Oct 25, 2004
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I'm finding it hard to care at all.

I've completely lost interest.

For God knows how long I could have told you who our next 5 opponents were, what day, time and where we were playing. Now, I dont even bother to check!

I just want to care again.
 

Mate

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Dec 9, 2006
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Haven't missed a game all season but this one is really testing my resolve
 

mil1lion

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May 7, 2004
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Love when people come into a match thread to say they don't care :LOL:

I still want top 6 and we have a real chance to do that. Win these 2 home games where Bale seems to thrive and we're top 7 at worst. COYS
 

isaac94

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Still a big game if we want Europa football, competition seems prestigious now that the Conference cup has been introduced
 

dickieven

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Win this and the Villa game and at least we then have something to play for on the last game, whether it is CL or EL.

Also 3 points in this matches our points tally from last season, so you could say this season has been a step in the right direction!

Goals for Kane please so at least he can get the golden boot.
 

ackie

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Dec 29, 2005
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Win this and the Villa game and at least we then have something to play for on the last game, whether it is CL or EL.

Also 3 points in this matches our points tally from last season, so you could say this season has been a step in the right direction!

Goals for Kane please so at least he can get the golden boot.
CL gone because of last week's result imho, could be EL.
I want to see players play with passion and commitment.
No silly mistakes and concentration and good movements and hopefully 3points.
 

ackie

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Dec 29, 2005
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Is it true that Rodon is not in squad?
Why has he been left out?
Tanganga and Rodon much better than Dier and Aurier imho.
Aurier and Dier always seem to have a mistake or two which gifts teams with goals.
Reggie was awful last week.
Bale did nothing at all.
Kane was awful too.
I hope Ryan picks players who deserve to be in the team and not team mates and "names" only.

I say Coys not from a confident voice but from someone who supports spurs with a bit of discouragement and despair.
 
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