Tottenham Hotspur travel to West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Saturday, 5 December as the north London club look to build on their brilliant form in the league over the past month. Spurs are only two points adrift of a place in the top four, having taken five points from a possible nine last month amid a bunch of testing fixtures against Arsenal and Chelsea.
Where to Watch
Kick-off is set for 3pm GMT. Highlights of the game will be available on BBC Match of the Day at 10:25pm GMT on BBC One.
West Brom come into the game on the back of convincing performances over two London rivals Arsenal and West Ham, taking four points out of a possible six. Tony Pulis will be hoping that they can keep their momentum going at home and distance themselves from the relegation zone, which given their current position, is not of immediate worry for the former Stoke and Crystal Palace manager.
Tottenham's last game ended in a 0-0 draw with Chelsea, but Mauricio Pochettino will be pleased by his team's defensive performance this season thus far, with Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld making a case for themselves as the best centre-back pairing in the league. Mousa Dembele has rediscovered himself in midfield while Harry Kane has found his form from last season.
They are currently in the division's best unbeaten run, going up to 13 games, with their only loss coming in an opening-day blip against Manchester United. Spurs have managed to tide over a tough fixture list and have their next five games against teams that are not in the top nine, with a chance to close the gap between themselves and fourth-placed Arsenal who are only two points ahead.
What Managers Say
Tony Pulis: "Saido Berahino has not been as influential as he was last year. He needs to get back to his best and West Brom is the best place for him. For six months we have had Saido not playing anywhere near as good as he was before. I am not blaming Saido. It is not his fault. He is an outstanding player but we have not had him at the same level as before all this happened."
Mauricio Pochettino: "We have offensive players who can play like Harry. There is Sonny or Chadli or Clinton - they can play like a striker. But maybe it's true. I recognise they are not specifically strikers so maybe we will work to try to find such a player we can add in the next transfer window or in the summer to try to help the team. We are trying to follow players now, but it is very difficult. What is most important is that we do not rock the balance of the team. It is important we find someone who is very specific. For me, always you want to find a striker that scores a lot of goals and who has good physical condition, good characteristics, can press, work hard and is a nice guy too."
Betting Odds (888Sport)
- West Brom Win: 15/4
- Draw: 8/3
- Tottenham Win: 11/13
West Bromwich Albion
Possible XI: Myhill; Dawson, Evans, McAuley, Olsson; Gardner, Fletcher, Morrison, McClean; Lambert, Rondon
Possible XI: Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Dier, Alli; Son, Dembele, Eriksen; Kane