Fresh off the back of an eventually comfortable win vs Aston Villa in the FA Cup, Spurs will look to hit the ground running back in Premier League action following an iconic White Hart Lane victory vs Chelsea. West Brom will arrive full of confidence, having had a strong first half of the season, they will be looking to strengthen their hopes of a European spot.
Tale of the Tape:
Spurs have won all their last five in the league, and six in all competitions. Having been in excellent form following a disappointing defeat at Old Trafford, Spurs will look to continue this excellent vain of form with a win vs The Baggies. Having scored seven in his last four league matches, and scoring in two of his last three Dele Alli might be a good bet to score at some point on Saturday.
West Brom have been strong in the league in their last six, although on the surface it may seem otherwise, having only won three; however, they were defensively resolute in 1-0 losses away at Arsenal and Chelsea and only 2-0 at Old Trafford which certainly flattered the home team. So, Spurs will absolutely have their work cut out tomorrow if they want to earn a victory.
In the last 6 meetings between the sides there have been four draws, one Spurs win and one West Brom win, but Spurs haven’t beaten WBA at home in the league since 2012, and the Lilywhites will look to break that record and secure three hard earned points vs Tony Pulis’ well organised team.
Mauricio Pochettino can pick from a fully fit squad bar Erik Lamela who returned from Rome this week following treatment on a hip injury, he will continue his recovery over the next week to ten days and hopefully be available for selection soon.
Jonny Evans is ineligible through injury, the Northern Irish centre-half will be a big miss for West Brom as he has been at the heart of an effective defence this term. Compatriot Chris Brunt will face a late fitness test to determine if he will be available for the clash in North London.
Predicted Tottenham Hotspur XI:
Lloris; Dier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen; Walker, Wanyama, Dembele, Rose; Eriksen, Alli; Kane
Predicted West Bromwich Albion XI:
Foster; Dawson, McAuley, Olsson, Nyom; Yacob, Fletcher; Morrison, Chadli, Phillips, Rondon
Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 West Bromwich Albion