Baggies up against Spurs at White Hart Lane
Albion are unbeaten in their last four visits to White Hart Lane, winning once and drawing three times. All three draws have ended with a 1-1 scoreline.
Spurs haven’t beaten the Baggies in north London since January 2012 when Jermaine Defoe’s goal earned the hosts a 1-0 win. That was the last time Albion failed to score at White Hart Lane.
A win for Tony Pulis’ men on Saturday lunchtime would be Albion’s 50th victory over Spurs in the league.
On May, 15, 1920, Albion won the FA Charity Shield outright for the only time in our history by beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 at White Hart Lane. The Baggies had just won the First Division by nine clear points with a record tally of 60. Spurs had won Division Two with a total of 70 points, six clear of second.
Five of the seven most recent Premier League meetings have been drawn.
Craig Dawson scores at White Hart Lane in 2016 as Albion record a 1-1 draw with Spurs
Tottenham have conceded just five league goals at White Hart Lane. No team in the division has let in fewer than Pochettino’s men.
Spurs have won their last six matches in all competitions, scoring 17 goals.
A victory over Albion would see Tottenham equal their Premier League record of six consecutive wins.
England midfielder Dele Alli has scored seven goals in his last four Premier League games. He could equal the record of scoring in five consecutive Premier League matches, a feat achieved by Teddy Sheringham, Robbie Keane, Rafael van der Vaart and Gareth Bale.
Striker Harry Kane became a father for the first time earlier this week. The England forward has scored 10 times for Spurs in the Premier League this season.
England duo Dele Alli and Harry Kane both have 10 goals this season in the Premier League
The Baggies have won six of their last 10 Premier League matches. That run has seen them climb to eighth in the table.
A win over Spurs at White Hart Lane would take Tony Pulis’ side above Everton and into seventh position.
Gareth McAuley is set to make his 200th appearance for the club on Saturday lunchtime. Now 37, the Northern Ireland international joined on a free after leaving Ipswich Town in 2011.
Matt Phillips has been directly involved in 11 goals in his last 10 Premier League games. The winger has scored four and set up seven.
Albion won their most recent game on the road at Southampton. Matt Phillips and Hal Robson-Kanu were on target in a 2-1 victory at St Mary’s Stadium on New Year’s Eve.