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Tim Sherwood takes control of his first match since being appointed on a full-time basis, with our tipster backing one of his strikers to continue to fire under the new boss

Tottenham welcome West Brom to White Hart Lane on Boxing Day, with the Baggies coming into this game without a win in their last seven matches.

Both teams have had managerial changes in recent weeks, with Spurs appointing Tim Sherwood after he led the Londoners to three points away at Southampton last time out. West Brom are still on the lookout for a new manager, with Steve Clarke being sacked after their loss to Cardiff City earlier in December.

The Baggies are 5/1 (6.00) with Paddy Power to take all three points on Boxing Day and claim their first victory at White Hart Lane since 1984.

Sherwood's side were good value for their win last time out, with a strong second-half performance seeing them come out on top 3-2 against a spirited Saints team.

Spurs have won three of the last four meetings between these clubs and are 8/15 (1.53) with Paddy Power to continue that fine run. The same firm price the draw at 16/5 (4.20).

With the north Londoners certainly the team in higher spirits following the news of Sherwood's appointment and their recent three points on the south coast, they seem the more likely side to come out on top - however, the 8/15 (1.53) price seems far too skinny to touch.

Instead, it is worth looking at a player whom Sherwood has brought back into the fold since taking over first-team affairs.

Emmanuel Adebayor was left out in the cold by Andre Villas-Boas, made to train on his own and had very little involvement with the first team.

However, Sherwood has brought the striker back into the first team and he has repaid him with three goals in two matches. The 29-year-old Togo international is 11/8 (2.38) to net anytime with Paddy Power and that looks a price worth backing as he continues his Tottenham revival under the new management.

Emmanuel Adebayor to score anytime at 11/8 (2.38) 1.5pts with Paddy Power

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