Patience could be key to a Spurs win at the Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon.
West Brom v Spurs - Saturday 15:00
West Brom endured two frustrating draws before the international break against bottom-two sides Stoke and Sunderland. In their last match, Nacer Chadli scored against the run of play before Sunderland deservedly equalised and West Brom have to be careful not to become overly reliant on the Belgian. With three goals and two assists in his four appearances since making the summer switch, Chadli will feel he has a point to prove when facing his old club and he’s certainly made Tony Pulis’s outfit easier on the eye.
The international break came at the wrong time for Spurs, with their impressive victory over title favourites Man City their fourth in a row and leaving them as the only side unbeaten in the league. Mauricio Pochettino’s team are building momentum, with Heung-min Son scoring four goals in as many games to reduce the impact of the loss of Harry Kane.
Whilst Spurs are expected to win this game, West Brom will attempt to disrupt the flow of play and rely on set-pieces for goals. Spurs may need to be patient, but we’re backing them to get the win in the end with Draw/Spurs in the half-time/full-time market at 4.9. West Brom have drawn the first half in six of their last eight matches, and in the last 12 league encounters between these two sides the scores have been level at half-time on nine occasions. In addition, Spurs have won six of their last eight matches where the first half was drawn, whilst West Brom have only won once in their last eight matches where they went in level at the break.