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History backs West Brom to put brakes on Tottenham’s title tilt

| 10.10.2016

The international break arguably came at a bad time for Tottenham, with Mauricio Pochettino’s men heading into it off the back of a stunning 2-0 victory over Manchester City. Upon the Premier League’s resumption, Spurs must now face a West Brom outfit who have a history of dampening their hopes.

Spurs sit second in the table, and their title odds tumbled into 7/1 following that win against the Citizens, but the Baggies have certainly become a bogey team for the White Hart Lane outfit.

Over the last 12 meetings, the north Londoners can count just four wins, failing to beat the Black Country club on eight occasions.

Half of the last 14 clashes have seen the two sides take a point apiece, while going a little further back, Tottenham have won only six of 18 ties.

Both of last season’s contests ended 1-1, and Tony Pulis’ Baggies look well priced on home soil at 4/1.

A draw is 13/5 while recent history suggests swerving Spurs at 7/10.

West Brom are 11/4 Draw No Bet while West Brom and Draw Double Chance is also above Evens at 11/10.

Seven of the last nine meetings have seen under 2.5 goals, and with five of Spurs’ seven league games this term also going under that margin, the 8/11 on two or fewer strikes this weekend looks shrewd.

Further adding weight to the Baggies’ claim is Spurs’ injury list, which includes Harry Kane and Moussa Dembele while Eric Dier has just returned from the physio room.

Spurs are the sole remaining unbeaten Premier League side, and though table suggests this should be a comfortable victory for Pochettino and his charges, plenty of evidence suggests the Baggies might just make things rather difficult this Saturday.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.