Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur v West Brom match preview
A look ahead to Boxing Day's Premier League fixture at White Hart Lane
Wednesday 25 December 2013
Tottenham’s newly appointed manager Tim Sherwood secured his first win against Southampton at the weekend and looks confident to get Spurs’ hopes of finishing in a Champions League place back on track.
Sherwood will be particularly pleased with his decision to start Togo international, Emmanuel Adebayor, who seemed to have been forgotten about under Andre Villa-Boas. The striker will be hoping for just his second start this season, after his double on Sunday.
Meanwhile, West Brom find themselves in a similar situation, after manager Steve Clarke was shown the door and his assistant takes over. The Baggies will be looking to upset the Tottenham camp, who have suffered two heavy defeats to Manchester City and Liverpool.
Kick-off: Thursday, 3.00pm
Past three meetings:
West Brom 0 Tottenham 1 (Bale) Premier League, February 2013
Tottenham 1 (Assou-Ekotto) West Brom 1 (Morrison) Premier League, August 2012
Tottenham 1 (Defoe) West Brom 0 Premier League, January 2012
Spurs have won one home game in the last six
Spurs have not scored more than three goals in a Premier League match this season
West Brom have won one out of seven Boxing Day Premier League fixtures
The last match of Tim Sherwood's playing career was on Boxing Day - when he appeared for Portsmouth in their 2-0 win over Tottenham in 2003.
Tottenham to win - 1.5
West Brom to win - 6.5
Draw - 4
TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10:25pm
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