Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Saturday’s matinee between Wolverhampton and Tottenham will open round 12 of the new Premier League campaign. The Wolves aim to recover from a 2-1 loss to rock-bottom Sheffield United, but they face an uphill task against Spurs. Fit-again midfielder Jean-Ricner Bellegarde could sneak into the starting XI after scoring as a substitute in the last league match, while all Hugo Bueno, Pedro Neto, and Joe Hodge remain on the sidelines with injuries.
The capital club, on the other hand, suffered a heavy 4-1 loss to Chelsea in the North London derby, but it has to be noted that played almost entire second half with ten men on the field. Even though both Cristian Romero and Destiny Udogie are banned for the match, away win should be considered as Ange Postecoglou’s troops showed character in the local derby. Both Eric Dier and Emerson Royal are likely to return to the starting XI.
Highlighted Player (Heung-min Son):
Over the years Son Heung-Min has established himself as one of the best Asian footballers. Son is a Tottenham Hotspur first-team regular and he played a very important role in Mauro Pochettino’s team in the 2017/2018 Premier League campaign, scoring 12 goals, while making 37 appearances in the process.
The South Korean footballer, who is well known for his speed and a very powerful shot, was born in Chuncheo on 8 July 1992 and he began his youth career at FC Seoul. In 2008 he moved to Hamburger SV, but he made his senior debut for the Bundesliga club two years later. In 2013 he signed a deal with fellow German side Bayer Leverkusen and he scored 21 goals in 62 appearances in the Bundesliga for the BayArena outfit.
In 2015 he signed a five-year contract with Spurs for a fee of £22 million. Son Heung-min made his South Korea debut in a friendly against Syria in 2010.
Highlighted Team (Wolves):
Wolverhampton are a club that was originally known as St. Luke’s FC. The Wolves play in the Championship and they were founded in 1877. Molineux is the home ground of Wolverhampton and the capacity of the stadium is 31,700. Wolverhampton have won four FA Cup trophies (1893, 1908, 1949, 1960), with the team lifting the League Cup trophy in 1974 and 1980.
The colour of the club’s shirts is orange and they wear black shorts. The Wolves wear blue jerseys when playing away from home. Wolverhampton’s main rivals are West Bromwich Albion and they have been facing each other in the Black Country derby since 1888. In their first meeting in the local derby WBA recorded a 1-0 win over Wolves.
Wolverhampton have won three First Division trophies (1953/1954, 1957/1958, 1958/1959) and they have clinched four FA Cup titles as well (1893, 1908, 1949, 1960). The club’s owner is Steve Morgan.