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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Tottenham Hotspur: Match Preview

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If you haven't figured out what I think about this match yet after reading my Five Things I Know That I Know post from yesterday and listening to the latest episode of Wheeler Dealer Radio, then I really don't know what to tell you. This is Tottenham Hotspur's first legitimate chance at three points in the league, which means we'll blow it.

Wolverhampton Wanderers currently sit fifth in the table with seven points from three games. This team is running high at the moment and will definitely be looking to take some points from a Spurs side that is still trying to find it's way. Mick McCarthy and the Wolves players are saying all the right things about respecting Spurs and blah blah blah. Wolves did the double over Spurs in the 2009-10 season and drew with us 3-3 in the corresponding fixture last year. They should be looking to win this game.

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has said that both Scott Parker and Emmanuel Adebayor will be making their Tottenham Hotspur debuts. In addition Ledley King could be in-line to make his first appearance of the season. If the Cartilage Free Captain plays we'll win this match, but he probably won't play because he's Ledley and he never plays. Harry will probably run out some stupid formation (most likely 4-4-2) and we'll be on the back foot early.

My big question is whether Luka Modric will play and if he does what will his performance be like. After having one's head turned so severely I'd imagine it's hard to get it back on straight (or remove it from your ass, whatever). If he plays like he did for Croatia then we'll be in good shape. Unfortunately, Modric never plays like that for Spurs. Not a good sign.

The main injury concern for Wolves is Matt Jarvis who faces a late fitness test on his injured ankle. I'm pretty sure the winger will play and if he does he could cause problems for Spurs. The man I'm most worried about in this game is Mr. Danielle Lloyd, Jamie O'Hara. Former players always score against their old clubs and I don't think any of us would be surprised if O'Hara came back to haunt us.

Probable Tottenham XI: Friedel; Corluka, Kaboul, Dawson, Assou-Ekotto; Lennon, Parker, Modric, Bale; Adebayor, Defoe

Probable Wolves XI: Hennessey; Stearman, Johnson, Berra, Ward; Jarvis, Henry, O'Hara, Hunt; Fletcher, Doyle

I still see this as a draw. Giving Spurs ONE POINT from their first three games. If that's the case it might be ok to start to worry a little.