Tottenham v West Brom
12.30 - 14/1/2017 - White Hart Lane, North London
Spurs are in a fine vein of form: they’ve won six on the spin across all competitions, including a crucial victory over Chelsea to reignite their title chase and a determined win over Aston Villa that saw them progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup. They now face a West Brom team who have struggled for consistency in the league and will be smarting after Derby dumped them out of the cup last weekend.
Spurs’ status as strong favourites is as much a reflection of West Brom’s form as it is an acknowledgement of the hosts’ hot streak. West Brom have not beaten a top-six side this term and have failed to score in any of their last four such games, all of which have been losses, suggesting they struggle to hold top teams scoreless. Spurs are unbeaten in the league at White Hart Lane since May, and they’ve scored at least two in six of their last seven games there, which has included 2-0 wins over both Man City and Chelsea. That being said, they’ve won only one of their last seven meetings with West Brom, and West Brom have scored exactly one on each of their four previous visits to White Hart Lane, so they may fancy themselves to nick an away goal here. As a result, we’re going to back the 2-1 correct score at 9.0