Match Previews

MATCH PREVIEW: Albion v Tottenham

Stats and info for Sunday's home clash with Spurs (ko 1.30pm)

All-time results record (League, FA Cup and League Cup)




Interesting facts

Albion have drawn five of their 13 Barclays Premier League clashes with Tottenham.

The Baggies have not beaten Spurs since goals from Roman Bednar and Craig Beattie sealed a 2-0 win over Harry Rednapp's side at The Hawthorns in December 2008.

Jermain Defoe has scored eight goals against Albion in all competitions.     

Going into the weekend, only Chelsea (seven) and Manchester United (eight) have won more away fixtures than Tottenham (six) this season. 

Last time out

HOME: Barclays Premier League, Saturday, November 26, 2011, Albion 1 (Mulumbu 10) Tottenham 3 (Adebayor 25 & 90+3, Defoe 81)
AWAY: Barclays Premier League, Saturday, August 25, 2012, Tottenham 1 (Assou-Ekotto 74) Albion 1 (Morrison 90)

Form guide (last six league matches)


Last league match line-ups

ALBION (v Everton - away L 2-1): Foster; Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Popov; Thorne (Yacob 43), Brunt (c); Dorrans, Morrison (Long 62), Thomas (Rosenberg 76); Lukaku. Subs not used: Myhill (gk), Tamas, Ridgewell, Fortune.

SPURS (v Norwich - away D 1-1): Lloris; Walker, Vertonghen, Dawson, Assou-Ekotto; Lennon (Sigurdsson 87), Parker, Dembele, Bale; Dempsey (Holtby 71); Defoe. Subs not used: Friedel (gk); Gallas, Naughton, Caulker, Livermore.  

Spurs team news

Emmanuel Adebayor is unavailable for Spurs due to Togo qualifying for the quarter-finals of the African Cup of Nations for the first time in their history. Sandro and Younes Kaboul (both knee) are long-term absentees for the visitors. While Andros Townsend and Jermaine Jenas have both joined QPR on loan. 

Ref watch

Mark Clattenburg referees Sunday's game. The Durham official oversaw Albion's 1-1 draw at QPR in the FA Cup third round last month. Clattenburg has dished out 56 yellow and five red cards in 21 games this season.  


Selected odds from Bet Butler:

Albion to win: 13/5 

Spurs to win: 6/5 

Draw: 12/5

Romelu Lukaku to score first: 6/1

Jermain Defoe to score first: 5/1 

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