Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(50) 29 Goals 49 (62)
(36) 20 Assists 30 (45)
(6.7) 6.7 Average Ratings 7.1 (6.8)
28.7 Average Age 27.9
185.2 Average Height (cm) 179.8
(0.9) 0.9 Shots pg 1.6 (1.1)
(51%) 54% Aerial Duel Success 47% (46%)
(0.4) 0.4 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.8)
(1.4) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.6)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Zoltán Gera Out 7.02
Peter Odemwingie Out 6.78
Steven Reid Doubtful 6.73
Youssouf Mulumbu Doubtful 6.81
Player Reason Status Rating
Younes Kaboul Out 6.52
Sandro Out 7.41
Emmanuel Adebayor Out 6.66

Team News

  • West Brom have a whole host of players back in contention after various absences, including Youssuf Mulumbu who returns from the AFCON after Congo were knocked out of the competition.
  • Liam Ridgewell should return at left-back with Popov dropping out, while Claudio Yacob will play in defensive midfield instead of George Thorne.
  • Peter Odemwingie will not feature after being sent home from training on Friday due to his attitude and attempt to force a move to QPR on transfer deadline day.
  • Andre Villas-Boas has a decision to make in the position behind Jermain Defoe, where Clint Dempsey was largely anonymous against Norwich before being replaced by an extremely impressive Lewis Holtby.
  • It is likely that Spurs the manager will stick with Dempsey and make Holtby fight to prove he deserves a starting spot, as he did with Hugo Lloris when he arrived.
  • Togo made it through the group stages at the AFCON so Adebayor will not return in time for this game.

Prediction

  • West Brom took a point off Tottenham with an injury time equaliser at White Hart Lane earlier this season, providing the third draw in the last 5 meetings between these sides. Spurs have also drawn their last 3 Premier League matches so we have good reason to expect a stalemate here.
  • The Baggies have gone distinctly off the boil in recent weeks, losing 4 of their last 5 matches as well as drawing against Aston Villa who have been below par themselves recently.
  • Spurs will hope to end their drawing streak with a win at the Hawthorns, but will find it tough against a West Brom team in need of a positive result, and who will raise their game for the visit of a team chasing a Champions League place. Signs point towards a score draw and that may be exactly what we get.
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