Wolves v Tottenham
Saturday, 19:45
Live on Sky Sports Premier League

Wolves doing well but have lost early bite

Going into the last international break, Wolves were the shiny bright new things of the Premier League.
The boys in gold had launched a six-game unbeaten run in the top-flight with a 1-1 draw against virtually unstoppable Manchester City, taken a deserved point at Old Trafford and had racked up wins over West Ham, Burnley, Southampton and Crystal Palace.
After eight games Wolves had 15 points. And then some Premier League reality kicked in.
They were caught off guard by a lively Watford side at Molineux and then fell to a frustrating 1-0 loss at Brighton.
At 10th in the table, this is still an excellent start but a few doubts have crept in and, for now, the goals have rather dried up.

Spurs strong on their travels

Tottenham haven't had it easy this season with their new stadium move on hold and some awkward press conferences for Mauricio Pochettino.
And, truth be told, they've failed their big tests since taking advantage of a wobbling Manchester United.
Home losses to Liverpool, Barcelona and Man City have given Spurs fans a rather brutal revelation of where their team are and fifth place in the Premier League shows it off rather accurately.
Better than ailing Man Utd but a notch below their other Big 6 rivals.
In terms of Saturday's test, the table highlights one obvious plus. Spurs have won more away games (by two) than anyone else, banking 15 of their 21 points on the road.
They've played one extra away game than the rest but even so.

Spurs look the bet

Wolves are 3.35 to take victory while Spurs are 2.36 to emerge with three more away points. The Draw is the slight outsider of the three at 3.50 and that could appeal to many.
Molineux won't be an easy place to go this season but Tottenham may just be heading there at the right time.
Even if Wolves' blip is glossed over, these are the games that Spurs have been good at winning this season.
Their victories so far - 2-1 at Newcastle, 3-0 at Man Utd, 2-1 at Brighton, 2-0 at Huddersfield and 1-0 at West Ham. Pochettino's men also scored another 3-1 at West Ham in the League Cup in midweek.
It's quietly impressive and I'm happy to keep it simple here and back Spurs to win. Getting over 5/4 seems more than fair.

Contrasting evidence for goals

Over 2.5 is the underdog here at 2.02 and this is an interesting market to call. It's a small sample size but goal make-ups in this rare 19:45 Saturday time slot are 4-4-4.
Better atmospheres? Players lifted and an increase in goalmouth action? Or is that just woolly nonsense?
This season, in all Spurs away games, Overs has landed seven times out of nine so that adds more weight to those who expect a few goals.
There's a big counter-argument though. Since the 2-2 draw with Everton on opening day, all 11 Wolves games have witnessed Under 2.5 goals. Unders is 1.94.

Harry's game a little flat

Five goals in 10 Premier League games for Harry Kane is okay but it projects out to 19 in 38 and that doesn't sit well with a player who is not just a 20-a-season man but one who expects to surpass 30.
It's certainly true, though, that the England striker likes feasting on newly promoted sidesand since the start of the 2014/15 campaign he's netted 25 Premier League goals against sides who have just come up.
Reflecting Tottenham's points gathering pattern this season, four of his five have come on the road. Kane is 2.10 to score another.
Heading to the Same Game Multi market and those taking the obvious pro-Spurs route and backing Kane to net in a Tottenham victory will get 2.38/1.
Back to that five in 10 ratio and those are the numbers belonging to Erik Lamela this season.
The Argentine has scored against Liverpool, Brighton, Watford, Barcelona and West Ham, registering in two of his four away games.
Whichever way you cook it, 4.20 for a Lamela goal appeals given his strike-rate this season although it's one where team news is needed as he doesn't always get the nod.
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