Premier League Match Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Bromwich Albion

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Updated: December 23, 2013
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Match Date: 26 December 2013 (local)

Match Venue: White Hart Lane

 

Tottenham Hotspur

Despite the absence of Paulinho and Andros Townsend, Spurs’ travel to St. Mary’s on Sunday ended in strong light, thumping Southampton 2-3. Paulinho missed the visit he was put to continue serving his suspension following his red card in the 5-0 defeat by Liverpool. Winger Townsend was forced off in Spurs’ 2-1 League Cup quarter-final exit against West Ham United in midweek with a hamstring strain. Emmanuel Abebayor served as the match’s best scoring player, who was responsible for two of the three goals scored by Tottenham—including the opening score and the decisive final inning.

 

The three points picked up from the match were important additions to the squad’s total earnings. They now straddle the 30s range, level on points with Newcastle United, and are sitting comfortably at number seven. They now have nine victories and three draws under their belt.

 

West Bromwich Albion

It has been six weeks and West Bromwich Albion are still without a win. If not for the draws they secured from Chelsea, Villa, and most recently, Hull City, the side could have been in the relegation zone. The defeats they incurred from Newcastle United, Manchester City, Norwich City, and Cardiff City all reduced the side to rubbles. They are only three points clear of relegation, and a win in their next joist is extremely needed to keep them looming above the bottom.

 

Football betting tip: Tottenham Hotspur could obtain all the three points from this match. West Bromwich are having a difficult run in the season, and to face a more in-form opposition will just make it even harder.

 

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