Spurs to apply pressure on both Manchester clubs.
I having been looking at this game for the past week and watched Tottenham perform this season and have to say that I am impressed with the style Harry Redknapp has adopted as they are looking to finish the season in top 3 with Champions League football next season. Tottenham have the chance to draw level with Manchester City with a victory here and am sure they will apply the pressure.
Harry Redknapp is consistent with his squad selections and will probably be unchanged from the convincing victory against Everton on Wednesday night. The only doubt he could have is th fitness of right winger Aaron Lennon who returned from injury midweek and Harry could change from a 4-4-1-1 to 4-4-2 with Van Der Vaart moving to the right midfield postion while Defoe could go up top with Adebayor.
Wolves will be the fresher side heading to White Hart Lane as last week Mick McCarthy made wholesale changes in the FA Cup against Birmingham.
The only problem Mick has is who to play as a sole striker as both Doyle and in form Fletcher have shared the goalscoring burden for Wolves. I believe Wolves will be looking to hit Spurs on the counter and believe Doyle will get the nod ahead of Fletcher as the Irishman can hold up the ball better than Fletcher. Roger Johnson will probably have a late fitness test ahead of the game after his recent ankle knock.
I have been looking at head to head stats for the last 5 games between the sides and that makes interesting reading.
? 10 Sep 2011 Wolves 0 - Tottenham 2
? 6 Mar 2011 Wolves 3 - Tottenham 3
18 Sep 2010 Tottenham 3 - Wolves 1
10 Feb 2010 Wolves 1 - Tottenham 0
? 12 Dec 2009 Tottenham 0 - Wolves 1
Wolves won at White Hart Lane couple seasons ago and since Sept 2010 there has been goals between them both.
Last 5 games - Spurs won 4 drew 1 while Wolves Drew 4 and lost 1.
I find it hard to look past a home victory as Wolves are struggling for form while Spurs are playing good attacking football with a rigid back four as they now kept 3 clean sheets in a row.
Spurs to win @ 1.72 with Bet365