Tottenham vs West Brom Preview: Kick Off Time, Team news, Live Stream, Predicted line-up
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Tottenham face a must-win game against West Brom on Sunday with Jose Mourinho under pressure.
Spurs lost 1-0 at home to Chelsea on Thursday night, a third straight Premier League defeat which has left the north London club's hopes of Champions League qualification in the balance.
Though Spurs are missing the brilliance of injured Harry Kane in the attack, Mourinho's tactics have come into question with his side supplying neither points nor performances of late.
Sam Allardyce's struggling West Brom provides the ideal opportunity for Spurs to get their season back on track, but Mourinho admits failing to win would be "unthinkable" - and could leave Daniel Levy with a tough decision to make.
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is still likely to be without Harry Kane for the game against West Brom, according to Sky Sports.
The England captain has missed the last two games with an ankle injury but is back in training.
Dele Alli (tendon), Giovani Lo Celso (hamstring) and Sergio Reguilon (muscle) will all miss out as Spurs try and arrest a three-game losing run.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles, signed on loan from Arsenal on deadline day, makes a swift return to north London for his West Brom debut.
Turkey midfielder Okay Yokuslu, another loan arrival from Celta Vigo, could be on the bench after his work visa was processed and he arrived at the Albion training ground on Friday.
Grady Diangana is closing in on a return to the matchday squad after being out for five weeks with hamstring trouble.
Tottenham vs West Brom: Match Preview
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Thursday's 1-0 loss to former club Chelsea has increased the pressure on Mourinho, who has faced criticism for recent results and his pragmatic style of play, as said by Sports Mole.
Tottenham were deservedly beaten on home soil in a game in which they managed only two shots on target, making it just two wins in their last 10 league matches.
The North London outfit are now seven points adrift of the top four, albeit with a game in hand to play on Liverpool, who are in that final Champions League qualification spot.
Mourinho may have guided Spurs to the final of the EFL Cup, into the last 16 of the FA Cup and last 32 of the Europa League, but the Portuguese will know that results and performances simply have to improve in the Premier League.
The Lilywhites' losing streak has coincided with the injury loss of Harry Kane, with the likes of Son Heung-min, Carlos Vinicius and Bale unable to step up and replace the talismanic skipper.
After suffering back-to-back home losses for the first time in his managerial career, Mourinho will see this visit of West Brom as the ideal chance to stop the rot.
The Baggies have themselves struggled for points of late, collecting just one from the last 12 on offer - a 2-2 draw with Fulham last week.
Albion followed that up with a 2-1 loss to bottom side Sheffield United, however, and they are now 10 points from safety, having played a game more than 17th-placed Burnley.
Sam Allardyce's appointment has not had the desired impact, the Baggies having conceded 26 league goals in nine matches under the experienced manager - as many as they shipped in 13 games under Slaven Bilic.
West Brom have won just one of their last 14 away games against Spurs in all competitions - a 1-0 victory at White Hart Lane in September 2014.
Tottenham have lost just one of their last 26 Premier League home games against promoted clubs, meanwhile, going down 3-1 against Wolverhampton Wanderers in December 2018.
Tottenham Hotspur Premier League form: WDWLLL
Tottenham Hotspur form (all competitions): DWWLLL
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Rodon, Davies; Hojbjerg, Winks; Bale, Ndombele, Bergwijn; Son
West Bromwich Albion possible starting lineup:
Johnstone; Furlong, Ajayi, Bartley, Gibbs; Snodgrass, Livermore, Maitland-Niles, Gallagher; Pereira; Diagne
Tottenham vs West Brom: Head-to-head (h2h)
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Jose Mourinho’s men had recorded seven of the past nine overall wins.
They have conceded just two goals from the last four games combined.
They have failed to score just twice in the former 18 encounters.
The guests have won just once at this ground in the last two decades.
Tottenham vs West Brom Prediction
The Spurs lost 1-0 on the road the last match-day, against Brighton. In the meantime, Sam Allardyce’s men lost 2-1 on the road the past game week, against the dead-last placed Sheffield United, says League Lane.
In fact, the Baggies were winless in 27 of their preceding 30 overall match-ups, and they have won just once on the road since July of 2020.
On the other hand, their counterparts were unbeaten in 29 of their last 34 overall matches, and they have lost just thrice at this venue since June of 2020 – against Everton, Leicester, and Liverpool.
On top of that, Mourinho’s men also have a great h2h record against them over the years.
As such, expect a convincing Tottenham victory this Sunday.
When does Tottenham vs West Brom kick-off? Sunday 7th February 2021 – 12:00 (UK)
Where is Tottenham vs West Brom being played? Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London
Where can I get tickets for Tottenham vs West Brom? Some clubs can now have some fans back in their stadiums so it is worth checking official club websites for the latest updates on the ticket situation
What TV channel is Tottenham vs West Brom on in the UK? BT Sport
Where can I stream Tottenham vs West Brom in the UK? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app.
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