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Tottenham Hotspur vs Albion match preview

ALBION make their first trip to Wembley since 2008 when they take on Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday (ko 3pm)

The opposition  

Despite a difficult start to their spell at the national stadium, Spurs have now recorded three Premier League victories in a row at Wembley - as well as a Champions League triumph over Real Madrid at the start of this month.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side currently sit fourth in the table on 23 points having won seven, drawn two and lost three of their 12 league matches.

They finished second in the Premier League last campaign, and strengthened their squad over the summer by signing the likes of Davinson Sanchez, Serge Aurier and Fernando Llorente.

Last time out

The last fixture between the two sides was in January, when Spurs ran out 4-0 winners at White Hart Lane thanks to Harry Kane’s hat-trick and a Gareth McAuley own goal.

The return game was a 1-1 draw at The Hawthorns, when Nacer Chadli put Albion ahead before Dele Alli equalised with just a minute to go.

Chadli scoring against Spurs in last season's draw



  • Three of the Baggies’ last four results against Spurs have been 1-1 draws.
  • Gary Megson will be taking charge of an Albion game for the first time since 2004 on Saturday.
  • Should he play, the match at Wembley will be Gareth McAuley’s 200th Premier League appearance.


  • Tottenham have won just one of their last five home games against the Baggies.
  • There hasn’t been a goalless draw between Spurs and Albion since January 1982 - a run stretching back 34 games.
  • Harry Kane has had by far the most shots out of anyone in the Premier League so far this season (64), and has also hit the woodwork the most times (five).

From the archive

Craig Dawson dented Spurs' title hopes in a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane in April 2016.

Head to head

In terms of league matches, the head-to-head record is slightly in favour of Albion.

Across the divisions there have been a total of 128 league meetings between the sides, with the Baggies winning 49 times, Spurs coming out on top on 47 occasions and the other 32 matches ending in draws.

Man in the middle

Mike Jones will be the referee for Saturday’s fixture, and he will be assisted by Scott Ledger and Derek Eaton - with Peter Bankes as the fourth official.

Jones was in the middle for both of Albion’s defeats to Manchester City in the Premier League and Carabao Cup, handing out five yellow cards in each.

Ticket news

Albion have SOLD OUT their away allocation for the game at Wembley.

Follow the game

Comprehensive coverage of the clash with Tottenham is available in our new Match Centre, where you can listen to free live commentary on WBA Radio or follow our live text feed.

WBA Radio is the only service that allows Baggies fans around the world - from Smethwick to the Sahara - access to uninterrupted live commentaries from every one of our competitive games. Join Gez Mulholland and Dave Bowler for Baggies-biased live commentary on Saturday.

You’ll also be able to find score updates on the club's social media channels.

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