Tottenham Hotspur vs West Bromwich Albion
|Date & Time||Saturday December 5, 2015, 10:00 AM (EST)|
The Line: West Brom 15/4 Draw 13/5 Tottenham 17/20
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With Tottenham Hotspur unbeaten since the opening day of the season Manuel Pochettino's side are obviously the form team in the leagu at the moment. Spurs have won four and drawn two of their last six and both draws were against London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea. Harry Kane has caught fire of late and the Spurs front man has now netted eight goals on the season and has been the go to man again for Tottenham this season. With Alli, Erikson and Demebele dominating alot of midfield battles in the league Tottenham are having opportunities to win games with Pochettino's tactics giving them an edge in most games. Tottenham have been impressive this year and they look to me like a team that is really going to challenge for the top four, the only question I have is have they enough strength in depth to cover injuries to key players. That is a question that I would worry about in relation to Tottenham but it's nearly the only drawback on this talented team.
West Brom followed up their 2-1 win over Arsenal with a 1-1 draw at West Ham. Tony Pulis is a quality defensively minded manager who tends to get the best out of both his players as individuals and his teams as a collective. Pulis' work ethic is second to none and very rarely will his teams be found wanting in the distance covered or pressure put on statistics. Pulis has some quality individuals with Rondon looking like a formidable centre forward who brings players around him into the game and is a perfect focal point for the Baggies attack. McLean, Morrison and Sessegnon have done an excellent job in supporting him during games and West Brom give teams plenty of problems at the back.
Tough game to call this one, obviously Tottenham are the form team but West Brom have been playing tough of late especially at home. I'm going to take both teams to score though here, although Tottenham have been good defensively they have struggled away from home at times and I think that West Brom can get on the scoresheet here. With Harry Kane in such great form it's hard to bet against Tottenham finding the net also, so this one makes sense. Take Both teams to score