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Tottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion live & preview EPL 2015-16

Tottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion live & preview EPL 2015-16 Photo: TT

On Monday, April 25, Tottenham Hotspur host West Bromwich Albion in an English Premier League week 35 fixture. The game will be played at the White Hart Lane stadium in the city of London and will kick off at 20:00 BST.

The home side is currently 2nd on the league table with 68 points from 34 matches, while the visitors are in 15th place with 40 points from 34 matches.

The Londoners will remain in their current position regardless of the outcome of this fixture, the underdogs on the other hand can go as high as 11th place with a victory in this game, while a defeat can see them drop one place to 16th.

Tottenham aiming for gloryTottenham Hotspur are in with a good chance of winning the league title, as they lie in 2nd place, 5 points behind leaders Leicester who still have a number of tricky fixtures to naviagate. The Londoners however know that if they are to claw back 5 points in 4 games, they will likely have to win all of their games, starting with this fixture.

The Spurs, managed by Mauricio Pochettino are in good form, with three wins, one draw and one defeat in their last five games in all competitions. These wins were against AFC Bournemouth (3-0 on March 20), Manchester United (3-0 on April 10), and Stoke City (0-4 on April 18).

The title chasing team could only manage a draw against Liverpool (1-1 on April 2), but suffered defeat at the hands of Borussia Dortmund (1-2 on March 17).West Bromwich Albion going through the motions

The 15th placed team, having reached the 40 point mark might be suffering from a bit of complacency, which has been evident in their recent games. They are however not mathematically safe from relegation and will be looking to get a few more points on the board to secure their top flight status.

The Baggies, managed by Tony Pulis are in abysmal form, with one draw and four defeats in their last five games in all competitions. This single draw was against Sunderland (0-0 on April 2).

Tony Pulis’ team have lost recent games against Norwich City (0-1 on March 19), Manchester City (2-1 on April 9), Watford (0-1 on April 16), and Arsenal (2-0 on April 21).

Tottenham have had a number of outstanding performers this season, including four of their players Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld, Dele Alli and Harry Kane who were named in the team of the season.

All four will be looking to help their team’s hunt for the league with a victory in this game. Tony Pulis takes pride in setting his team up to defend well against the top sides, and he will be counting on the likes of Gareth McAuley and Johnny Evans to make it difficult for the league’s top scorer.

Tottenham are looking like the real deal this season, and they should have too much for a West Bromwich Albion team with almost nothing to play for this season. Tottenham to win this game by a comfortable margin.

Rajeev mcallister
Sports Pundit staff writer

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