Date: 4th May 2018 at 8:00pm
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An away match at West Brom should really be a guaranteed three points considering how poorly the Baggies have played this season. However, they have undergone a mini-revival under caretaker manager Darren Moore.

They are still almost certain to be relegated to the Championship but during the interim boss’s four games in charge, they haven’t lost, taking eight points, whilst beating Manchester United and drawing against Liverpool in the process.

So, with that in mind, what should we expect from the encounter tomorrow?

Expect a physical game

Ahmed Hegazi somehow avoided a ban for punching Danny Ings in the stomach during the 2-2 draw against the Reds a couple of weeks ago. We can anticipate a high level of physical confrontation, and players like Dele will have to stay disciplined.

They know they are going down, but Moore has quickly instilled a team spirit that means they will not be going down without a fight, both figuratively and literally speaking.

Facing a low block

The last four games have seen West Brom move away from the 4-3-3/4-5-1 favoured under Pardew. With the lack of pace in the team, the Baggies will look to sit deep and play on the counter-attack.

Out of possession, they will sit there with two banks of four, looking to soak up the pressure, and use Matt Phillips and James McClean to retrieve clearances on the wings. It’s not sophisticated, but the likes of Eriksen and Dele will struggle to find gaps in between the lines tomorrow.

Targeting Set Pieces

As they were under Pulis, our opponents remain very strong from corners and free kicks. The accurate delivery of Chris Brunt will cause Hugo Lloris and the defence considerable trouble.

The majority of their goals have come from set-pieces this season, but I am confident we will be able to nullify their threat if the team do their jobs properly.

Two up top

Under Moore, Salomon Rondon has been playing as the target man with Jay Rodriguez playing in a deeper role to give them more of a threat in the attacking third.

The Venezuelan scored the equalising goal against Liverpool while the former England international scored the winning goal versus Manchester United. Both now have ten goals for the season, and will both offer different threats tomorrow afternoon.

 

147 Replies to “What Sort Of Game Should Spurs Expect Against West Brom?”

  • This is another banana skin game for spurs. Baggies are on a roll of improved performances and will be trying their best to get 3 points by disrupting our players, anyway they can. So Dele and Ericsson will be targeted, with Harry getting fouled, shirt pulled etc. At corners Lloris will get similar treatment so we have to be switched on for 90+ minutes no excuses. COYS

  • After missing so many games through injury these past few seasons. Would WBA’s JR (soon to be 29) just want to play as much football as his crocked body allows him too or would he prefer to be yet another (part-knackered) Spurs player spending most of his time on the bench?

    Anyway, enough of that, what about Tottenham?

    Are we now officially rubbish because we lost to United, City and Juve, among others this season? Has Poch lost the changing room? If so, how? Where could it be? Are the players now disinterested? Have they left all their passion in the locker? Do they even have lockers if the changing room has vanished?

    Are too many of them being somewhat distracted by the up-coming World Cup? If our best players have a good tournament in Russia will they all leave Spurs for United, City and Chelsea? Will MP then resign and make a move to the Gooners?

    Can THFC at least beat the Baggies today? Probably not!

    Think I may as well support Liverpool for the rest of the season….

    Up the Mersey tunnel!

  • I think we can expect the sort of game where we win 0-3. Then again ….

    Nice work by Brighton last night …. second?

  • There is no doubt we have the quality to get a win at The Hawthorns but we will still have to match the effort that West Brom have put in over their past four games (and will in todays match I’m sure) in which they are unbeaten. Don’t think there is much hope they will survive the drop but they have shown a willingness to battle to the last.

    Can’t see Manu dropping sufficient points from their remaining games for us to get 2nd Geof but overtaking ‘pool for 3rd is very much in our own hands.

  • Spurs will approach this game the same as the rest under Botch. Spurs will run a lot trying to press WBa into a mistake, will have the lions share of possession will go narrow, with front 3, leaving wide area esp right side open for the full back. Very predictable but it should be enough to beat WBA, however, it could end up a draw. Coys

  • TQ …. Couldn’t see United losing to Brighton either. It’s the PL … anything can happen and we live in hope. Of course, we could lose our last three which would be a shade disappointing. lol

  • It was delightful to see the Manure players giving up on Jos√© Mourinho in a pathetic display vs Brighton. lmao. I wouldn’t expect to see the same from Spurs players for Pochemon. 1 x 2 today. I don’t expect to see Toby again in a Spurs jersey.

  • Come On You Spurs, relegate the Baggies, sorry Baggies fans no offence meant, by beating them in their own back yard, lets go for a minimum 0-2, but an “Our Arry” hattrick would do nicely ok.

    Well done you Seagulls for last night.

    Tell you what palmover seeing as you know how exactly to run a Prem Lge team, why don’t you apply for a job when a vacancy comes up. I know Spurs fans can be whingey and winey but my god you beat the lot, I do not know why you just don’t go and support one of the other sides/teams you hold in such high regard. Am awaiting the flack hahaha.

    Me I am a Spurs fan through thick n thin, lose or win and have done for 60 odd years, COYS.

  • LOL Hahaha! I love it, Dier has been dropped, Toby is back and it’s 3 Cb’s today. Or as Palmover prefers, it’s 5 at the back with Rose and Sanchez out wide…

    Poch has been reading your posts mate. He obviously respects your superior tactical knowledge.

    #THFC: Lloris (C), Trippier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Wanyama, Eriksen, Lamela, Dele, Kane. #COYS

  • Subs: Vorm Davies Dier Sissoko Lucas and Llorente.

    Knowing that this is Palmover’s line-up today and not MP’s, I’ve changed my mind from my earlier post. Spurs will not now lose. Spurs will win.

    …Or draw? They might lose… Oh, I don’t know!

  • Does that mean palmover will have to blame himself if we don’t win? Pochettino must be experiencing a sudden loss of pressure.

  • Either that Geof, or MP (after his weekly look at VS) has a wicked sense of humour.

    As soon as he is labelled predictable on here by someone, he goes ahead and surprises us!

  • Decent line up on paper, I think we may win this one 1-2. West Brom have to go for it, and that could play into our hands. At least we should have some width today. Big game for Wanyama.

  • Total knobhead, I agree re Toby. Its a shame that we’ll most likely lose such a quality CB, but his contract demands are apparently too high for the club to meet. I’m not sure if that’s right or wrong? Apparently he was asking for 150k plus, which seems fine to me for a player of his quality. Hopefully in the future we can break our strict wage structure and attract the best players. Everything we need to attract the top players is there, apart from the ridiculous wages…

  • I wasn’t going to make a score prediction today but sod it, what have I got to lose?

    West Bromwich Albion 0-6 Tottenham Hotspur!

  • Harry Kane with all 6 of course. Just in order to show Salah exactly who’s da Daddy!

    Up, up and away!

    Come On You Spurs!

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