Tottenham Hotspur look to maintain the pressure on Leicester City by taking all three points as they prepare to host a struggling West Bromwich Albion at the White Hart Lane on Monday night.
The Spurs have notched up two convincing straight wins, first 3-0 against Manchester United and 4-0 against Stoke City. They seem to fire from all cylinders and look unstoppable at the moment. Did the surge started a bit too late, only time will tell, as league leaders Leicester City are 5 points above them, who will be in action against Swansea on Sunday evening.
If Leicester lose against Swansea and Tottenham win theirs against West Brom, we can witness an interesting finish to the season’s title race. A full three points on Sunday will confirm Tottenham’s qualification spot in next season’s Champions League.
West Brom are on a downhill ride and lost each of their last three games. They have dropped down to 15th in the league table and they have some tough matches to follow. This means they are likely to finish the season in bottom half of the table. Also they just need a point from their remaining 4 matches to ensure they stay in the English Premier League next season.
Spurs had won 4 of their last 5 matches, with a 1-1 draw against Liverpool sandwiched between the pair of wins. They kept clean sheets in 4 of their last 5 games, scoring 13 goals against 1 conceded.
Tottenham are unbeaten in their last 7 matches at home, with 6 wins and a draw. Their last 4 home matches have seen over 2.5 goals, with Spurs scoring 2 or more goals in each of them.
West Brom are without a win in their last 5 Premier League matches, with 4 of those being defeats and a 0-0 a draw against Sunderland is the only positive result during the period. The Baggies have scored just one goal in their last 5 matches, which means they failed to find the back of the net in four games during the period.
West Brom’s away form is terrible all season and they are coming on the back of consecutive defeats. They have just won once in their last 12 away games in the league.
Tottenham: Team News
Nabil Bentaleb continues his recovery from injury and he is the only player missing for Mauricio Pochettino.
Clinton N’Jie returns as he is fully fit and likely to take a place in the substitute bench.
And no changes are expected from the starting eleven that grabbed a 4-0 thumping against Stoke last Monday.
Tottenham: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose,
Lamela, Alli, Eriksen,
West Brom: Team News
Chris Brunt and James Morrison are sidelined for the Baggies due to injuries, while Alex Pritchard is ineligible to face his parent club.
Salomon Rondon and Craig Gardner are expected to return to the starting eleven after missing the 2-0 loss at Arsenal on Thursday night.
West Brom: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Dawson, McAuley, Evans, Chester,
Gardner, Fletcher, McClean,
Tottenham vs West Brom: Head-to-Head Stats
Spurs have won only once in the last 5 meetings with West Brom, while 3 matches end in draws and 1 win for the Baggies.
Tottenham haven’t won in their last 3 league matches against West Brom at the White Hart Lane. West Brom were winners in their last visit, while the previous two end in draws.
The last 4 matches at White Hart Lane between the two sides witnessed under 2.5 goals.
Tottenham vs West Brom: Prediction
Tottenham are in some excellent form and West Brom are struggling at the moment. And this is the perfect opportunity for the Spurs to end their three match win-less run against the Baggies at White Hart Lane.
Looking at the scoring form of Tottenham, I expect them to score at least 2 goals here and Harry Kane is a certain contender to get on the score sheet on Monday night. I believe Tony Pulis will ask his boys to frustrate their opponents and therefore over 2.5 goals is a very risky bet.
My score prediction for this match is Tottenham 2-0 West Brom.
Best Bet: Harry Kane to score at any time.
Banker: Tottenham to win.
Risky Bet: Over 3.5 goals.