Author: Tony MacDonald
2016/17 Premier League
Published: 15:40 15/09/2014
Three precious points are on offer at Whitehart Lane as the Baggies head to London for a Premier League showdown with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday 21st September.
Spurs suffered a number of European hangovers last season and will be hoping that it's not deja-vu following their trip to face Partizan Belgrade on Thursday. West Brom are still without a win this season, so will be all too happy if the hosts are slow out of the blocks and whichever way you're calling it this Sunday, Betvictor will match your first bet with a free bet of up to £25 when you open a new account.
The Throstles stayed up by the skin of their teeth last season and on the evidence of their first four games this term, another struggle can be anticipated. Not to sound all 'doom and gloom' but the 0-2 home defeat to Everton on Saturday was the seventh consecutive Premier League game WBA have failed to win and five goals conceded without reply in the last two does not bode well heading into this fixture.
New signings Christian Gamboa, Sebastian Blanco and Giorgios Samaras were introduced from the bench late on at the Hawthorns, but the damage was already done and manager Alan Irvine will need to lift his squad for this testing fixture.
The hosts main area of weakness appears to be in defence as they conceded twice away to Sunderland at the weekend, spurning their advantage on both occasions. Spurs were dogged by mistakes at the back last season and having shipped three goals at home to Liverpool two games back, they too have let in five over the last two matches.
Getting a result is perhaps not beyond West Brom then, if they can somehow find their shooting boots, which have been so far elusive in this campaign. The latest match odds for Tottenham v West Brom can be viewed in the top right for desktop users, scroll down if reading this using your mobile.
Both Premier League meetings between these sides ended as draws last season, a 1-1 stalemate at Whitehart Lane preceded a 3-3 thriller at the Hawthorns and there is reason to believe this could be another high-scoring game. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Tottenham's last six home games in the Premier League and both teams have been quite error prone at the back.
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