Tottenham vs West Brom Betting Tips
White Hart Lane
Tottenham hope to keep their title bid on track when West Brom come to challenge the Lilywhites to a Saturday lunchtime Premier League encounter. Tottenham stopped Chelsea’s 13 match winning juggernaut in the previous game-week to climb up third in the standings. Antonio Conte’s men’s failure to register a record 14th win in a row meant they stand five points above second placed Chelsea and seven points above third placed Spurs. A win against West Brom would consolidate their title credentials in an opened up league.
Sitting 8th on the table, the Baggies should’ve felt confident ahead of their trip to White Hart Lane but their morale is somewhat dented after suffering a premature exit from the FA Cup on Saturday when Championship side Derby County overcame a goal deficit to beat Tony Pulis’s men 2-1 at the Hawthornes. Matt Philips’s 35th minute strike earned West Brom a 1-0 lead at the break but Darren Bent and Tom Ince scored in the second half to knock out the Baggies out of the competition.
- Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane will return to the squad after withdrawing his name from the FA Cup squad to accompany his expecting wife.
Injury: Erik Lamela(hip)
- West Brom
Chris Brunt and Jonny Evans are expected back in the squad but SaidoBerahino still lacks match fitness.
Doubts: Chris Brunt(knock), Jonny Evans(knock), Nyom(awaiting international clearance), Saido Berahino(lack of match fitness)
We are expecting Spurs to win this tie.
- Tottenham Hotspur(3rd in the league, last 5 matches in all competitions)
2-0(FA Cup, Home, Aston Villa) 2-0(Home, Chelsea)4-1(Away, Watford)4-1(Away, Southampton)2-1(Home, Burnley)
- West Bromwich Albion(8th in the league, last 5 matches in all competitions)
1-2(FA Cup, Home, Derby County)3-1(Home, Hull)2-1(Away, Southampton)0-1(Away, Arsenal)0-2(Home, Man Utd)
HEAD TO HEAD
|Total Played||Spurs wins||West Brom wins||Draws|
15 October, 2016
West Brom 1- Tottenham 1
- Spurs last 20 home matches against teams below them-13 wins, 5 draws, 2 losses, scored 1.8 goals/game, conceded 0.9 goals/game
- West Brom’s last 20 away matches against teams above them-3 wins, 7 draws, 10 losses, scored 0.8 goals/game, conceded 1.7 goals/game
- Tottenham have won only one of their last seven Premier League games against West Brom, drawing five times (L1).
- However, the Baggies have collected only one Premier League win at White Hart Lane before, courtesy of James Morrison’s winner in September 2014 (W1 D5 L4).
- In this exact fixture last April, Craig Dawson scored for West Brom and scored an own goal in the same match. He was the last player to do this in the Premier League and the only person to do it for West Brom in the competition.
- Dele Alli has scored in two of his three Premier League appearances against the Baggies, the last three contests between the sides which have all ended 1-1.
- Alli has equalled his Premier League goal tally (10) from 2015-16. He has managed to score this in 19 appearances this season, compared to 33 last season.
- Alli has reached 20 Premier League goals in 52 apps; faster than midfielders such as Paul Scholes (74), David Beckham (90), Frank Lampard (140) and Steven Gerrard (169).
- Tottenham Hotspur are unbeaten at White Hart Lane this season (W8 D2 L0); their longest unbeaten start to a Premier League season at home since 2000/01 (13 games), when their run was ended in a 2-1 defeat to Leeds in February.
- Matt Phillips has been directly involved in 11 goals in his last 10 Premier League games (four goals, seven assists).
- Indeed, only Kevin De Bruyne (9) has provided more Premier League assists this term than Phillips (8) – Phillips assisted five goals in 44 Championship apps in 2015-16.
- Only in 2012-13 have West Brom won more points from their first 20 games of a Premier League season than in 2016-17 (29).
- After failing to score away to Manchester United in December, Spurs have netted two or more goals in each of their last five games (W5), scoring 15 in the process.