Premier League: West Brom v Tottenham match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League match at The Hawthorns

Peter Odemwingie’s transfer mix-up on Thursday night is likely to go down as one of the great Deadline Day stories and the striker has since admitted his behaviour was ‘a little unprofessional’. As such, West Brom have said he will play no role this weekend.

The attention on Odemwingie and West Brom cannot have come at a worse time this season for Steve Clarke, who has seen his side fail to win any of their last seven games. The Baggies now sit in ninth position having previously been as high as third in November.

Spurs are unbeaten in eight Premier League games but have drawn their last three and were arguably lucky to leave Norwich with a point on Wednesday night as it took a superb individual effort from Garth Bale to bring them level. With Everton and Arsenal both facing ‘winnable’ fixtures on Saturday, the pressure could well be on for Andre Villas-Boas’s side.

 

KICK-OFF: Sunday, 1.30pm

 

PAST THREE MEETINGS...

Tottenham 1 (Assou-Ekotto) West Brom 1 (Morrison) August, 2012

Tottenham 1 (Defoe) West Brom 0 January, 2012

West Brom 1 (Mulumbu) Tottenham 3 (Adebayor 2, Defoe) November, 2012

 

STATS...

West Brom have won none of their last six Premier League games against Spurs.

Jermain Defoe has scored seven goals for Tottenham against West Brom.

Eight of Gareth Bale's 10 goals this season have come in away games.

West Brom have taken just one point from their last five Premier League games

 

ODDS...

West Brom to win: 3.75

Tottenham to win: 2.2

Draw: 3.5

 

TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 at 1.30pm. Highlights on BBC1 at 10.25pm.

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