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Can The Baggies repeat their great performance again?

Last updated: December 1, 2015 by Leon Marshal

Game details

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Kick-off: Saturday, 3pm
Venue: The Hawthorns
Coverage: Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live
Home form: DWLLW
Away form: DWWDW
Last season: 0-3
Competition: The Premier League

West Brom showed they are in very good form, winning against Arsenal (2-1) and finishing with a draw vs. West Ham (1-1) at The Boleyn Ground. On the other hand, Tottenham haven’t lost a Premiership match since the opening day, when Spurs lost to Manchester United.

Tottenham finished with a 0-0 draw against Chelsea in the last round and that was their 5th clean sheet of the season. Spurs have won 6 of 14 matches this season and have ended with a draw on 7 occasions, which is the highest number in The Premier League. They are lying 5th place in the standings and are just 4 points behind Manchester City and Leicester.

Spurs usually struggle when playing at The Hawthorns. They have won only 16 of 55 visits to West Bromwich Albion. On the other hand, WBA are finding it hard to win against Tottenham lately. The last Baggies’ victory at home against Spurs was 7 years ago, when Bednar and Craig Beattie scored in the last 7 minutes of the match for a comfortable 2-0 victory for West Brom.


Team News

Ben Foster is still not recovered from his knee ligament injury. So, Myhill will be among the starting XI again.

Bentaleb and Pritchard are going to miss the game for Tottenham. The Algerian international player is suffering from an ankle injury.

Chadli and Dele Alli have resumed full training. They are expected to take part in the game against West Bromwich Albion.

Chris Brunt was sidelined against West Ham through suspension, but now his ban has expired and he can be included in the squad.

Quotes of the week

Tony Pulis from WBA Tony Pulis (West Bromwich) : “Second half, I thought putting Rickie up there gave us a bit more of a threat and he played really well when he came on.”

Mauricio Pochettino coach Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham) : “I think Chelsea played one of their best games of the season and I think always when you show the effort and maturity that we showed today I think you can be very happy with your players.”


Expected line-ups:

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WBA (4-4-2): Myhill, Dawson, McAuley, Olsson, Evans, McClean, Gardner, Fletcher, Rondon, Yacob, Berahino.
Subs Anichebe, McManaman, Morrison, Chester, Anichebe, Lambert, Lindegaard
Injured: Foster
Doubtful:
Not available:
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Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Lloris, Vertonghen, Rose, Alderweireld, Walker, Dier, Alli, Lamela, Eriksen, Son, Kane
Subs Mason, Fazio, Dembele, Vorm, Chadli, Townsend, Trippier.
Injured: Pritchard, Bentaleb
Doubtful:
Not available:

So far this season

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West Bromwich this season Tottenham this season
13 League Position 5
2 (3) (at home) Wins (away) 4 (2)
2-1 vs. Arsenal Biggest win 5-1 vs. Bournemouth
1 (2) (at home) Draws (away) 4 (3)
4 (2) (at home) Losses (away) 0 (1)
0-3 to Manchester City Biggest Defeat 0-1 to Manchester United
Morrison, Berahino, Rondon (3) Top scorer Kane (8)
Brunt, Morrison (2) Assist Leader Eriksen (5)
Y31, R1 Discipline Y33, R0
5 Failures to score 4
6 Clean Sheets 5
5 Both Teams to Score Games 8
5 Over 2.5 Games 6
9 Under 2.5 Games 8
  • Tottenham have won only 2 away games this season. Spurs smashed Bournemouth 5-1 at The Vitality Stadium and won 1-0 vs. Sunderland.
  • The last match between these two teams finished with a 3-0 away victory for Tottenham. Eriksen opened in the 6th minute, then Harry Kane added two more goals.
  • West Brom have conceded 13 goals at home in 7 games. The Baggies have scored only 9. They have kept a clean sheet on 2 occasions.
  • Both teams have played 110 games. The stats are almost equal. WBA have recorded 41 victories; there has been 26 draws and 43 wins for Tottenham.

Head to Head

Last 5 meetings between the two sides
Date Competition Game Result First Goal-scorer
31/01/15 The Premier League West Bromwich 0-3 Tottenham Eriksen 6′
21/09/14 The Premier League Tottenham 0-1 West Bromwich Morrison 74′
12/04/14 The Premier League West Bromwich 3-3 Tottenham M. Vydra 1′
26/12/13 The Premier League Tottenham 1-1 West Bromwich C. Eriksen 36′
03/02/13 The Premier League West Bromwich 0-1 Tottenham Bale 67′