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Premier League

  • April 23, 2011
  • • 10:00 AM
  • • White Hart Lane, London
  • Referee: S. Attwell
  • • Attendance: 36160

Premier League preview: Tottenham - West Brom

Premier League preview: Tottenham - West Brom

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Spurs looking for more points to keep pace with Manchester City in hunt for fourth while Roy Hodgson's side aims to bounce back from defeat to Chelsea to guarantee safety

Tottenham: Gomes; Corluka, Dawson, Gallas, Assou-Ekotto; Lennon, Huddlestone, Modric, Van der Vaart; Pavlyuchenko, Crouch.

West Brom: Carson; Reid, Meite, Olsson, Shorey; Thomas, Scharner, Mulumbu, Morrison, Brunt; Odemwingie.

  • In the form stakes there is nothing to tell between the two. Eight played, three won, four drawn and one lost each suggests the game will be pretty even, though West Brom has got a marginally better goal difference of one goal during that period.
  • This equality holds true in the two club’s recent Premier League history, with two wins apiece and two draws in the last six games.
  • The two sides are the Premier League’s comeback kings, topping the table for points gained when in losing positions (22). Tottenham has come back to win six games and draw four while losing, whereas the Baggies have won five and leveled in seven.
  • West Brom's shot accuracy is one percent higher than Spurs' this season at 42%, enabling it to fire in 163 shots on target this term, compared to its hosts' 161.
  • The Baggies' starting XI's average age is almost bang on a year younger than Spurs' - with 26.66 compared to 27.61.
  • Expect something to happen between the 37th and 42nd minutes. In this spell is when both Spurs and West Brom are most likely to concede and score the first goals in their games this season.
  • Spurs' biggest defeat this season in the league was a rather respectable 2-0 loss to Manchester United, West Brom's is a whopping 6-0 beating at the hands of Chelsea.
  • If Tottenham can keep a clean sheet, it should be able to see the game off given that West Brom has lost each of the nine games it has failed to score in this season.
  • West Brom is on an incredible run of having not achieved a clean sheet in 35 games.
  • In the Premier League, West Brom’s opponents have scored before them in 69.6% of their games - the league's worst record.


September 11, 2010: West Brom 1-1 Tottenham

Spurs debutant Rafael Van der Vaart plays starring role but Chris Brunt’s 50th career goal cancels out Luka Modric’s opener to leave things are square.

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