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West Bromwich Albion faces a tough test this weekend when it hosts Tottenham Hotspur at the Hawthorns. A win would be a huge boost for the home side, and would consolidate their place in the Premiership top ten.
West Brom has been a challenge to Tottenham in recent seasons, claiming two wins from their last ten meetings to the Spurs three. Five matches between these sides ended in draws during this period, and neither managed to pull off an away win.
Tottenham’s last trip to the Hawthorns produced a 1-1 draw.
After losing two tough matches against Liverpool and Arsenal, WBA bounced back to winning ways with a 2-1 win over struggling Bolton last weekend. That result leaves WBA with three wins and two losses from its last five fixtures.
WBA has scored 6 goals in its last five matches. Defensive stats have been skewed by two big losses to Arsenal and Liverpool, leaving the club with 7 goals conceded in five matches,
Tottenham’s golden run of Premiership form continues unabated, with the club now unbeaten in nine Premiership fixtures. Tottenham has won four of its last five matches, losing to Rubin Kazan in the Europa League earlier in the month.
Tottenham’s forwards are working like clockwork, with 10 goals put away in five matches. Defence has been disciplined, with just 4 goals passing Bradley Friedel in the last five games.
This should be a close contest, and WBA will fancy its chances of keeping its home record against the Spurs untarnished. While Tottenham has both superior strike power and defence, WBA has the discipline and players to hold the visitors and even edge a win.
The result of this match ultimately means more for the Spurs who are looking to prove that they deserve their top four status. Expect them to put in a strong performance, and put in a little extra to get the valuable away win.
This match is too tight to call in the match betting markets, but it looks like one where defence will rule the day, Our West Brom vs Tottenham Hotspur betting tip is therefore to go with a back bet on under 2.75 goals being scored in this fixture in the Over/Under goals market.
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