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Albion v Tottenham Hotspur match preview

4 May 2018

ALBION will be looking to make it five games unbeaten when they host Tottenham Hotspur at The Hawthorns on Saturday (ko 3pm).

The opposition 

Spurs currently sit fourth in the Premier League table have accumulated 71 points from their 35 games so far this season.

The North London side have won three, drawn one and lost one of their last five PL fixtures.

They are five points clear of fifth-placed Chelsea and come into the match off the back of a 2-0 triumph over Watford.

Last time out 

The most recent fixture between the two sides was a 1-1 draw at Wembley back in November.

Salomon Rondon opened the scoring for Albion inside four minutes before Harry Kane’s strike with just over quarter of an hour to go meant the points were shared.

Rondon celebrates after putting the Baggies ahead at Wembley

Stats

Albion

  • Albion went unbeaten throughout the whole of April (P4, W2, D2).
  • The good run of form prompted Darren Moore to be nominated for the Barclay’s PL Manager of the Month award and Jake Livermore to be shortlisted as the EA Sports PL Player of the Month.
  • Four of the last five meetings between the Baggies and Spurs have ended 1-1.

Spurs

  • Mauricio Pochettino’s side have scored in each of their past 23 PL matches, their longest scoring run in the top division since April 1987.
  • Dele Alli has been involved in seven goals in his last seven games for Spurs in all competitions (five goals, two assists).
  • Harry Kane is currently second in the race for the PL Golden Boot on 27 goals - four behind Mohamed Salah (31).

From the archive

Here are the highlights from the clash at Wembley earlier in the season…

Head to head 

The overall head-to-head record sees Spurs just about come out on top.

Of the 145 matches that have been played, Albion have won 53 times, there have been 36 draws and Spurs have been victorious on 56 occasions.

The Baggies have actually recorded more league wins in this fixture (49) than Spurs have (47).

Man in the middle

The referee for Saturday’s game is Mike Jones, and he’ll be assisted by Ian Hussin and Mark Scholes - with Andre Marriner as the fourth official.

This match will be the fifth time that Jones has refereed Albion across all competitions this season, and he was also in the middle for the reverse clash with Spurs at Wembley.

Ticket news

Seats for the game remain on sale to season-ticket holders and members.

Prices are set at £35 adults, £28 seniors (60+), £23 full-time students/young adults (22 and under) and just £14 juniors (U17).

Tickets can be bought online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.

Please note that members with no previous purchase history will not be eligible to buy.

Members must have at least 10 loyalty points, which equates to two games, to purchase.

This can be from the current season or from the 2016/17 campaign.

There are no plans for this fixture to go on general sale.

Follow the game

Comprehensive coverage of the clash with Spurs is available in our 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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