Pre-match: PL MD8: West Bromwich Albion v Tottenham Hotspur - Nov. 8, 2020

Discussion in 'Tottenham Hotspur' started by electrickeeper, Nov 6, 2020.

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Result?

Poll closed Nov 27, 2020.
  1. Spurs win by 2+ goals

    44.4%
  2. Spurs win by 1 goal

    44.4%
  3. Draw

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. West Brom win by 1 goal

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. West Brom win by 2+ goals

    11.1%
  1. electrickeeper

    electrickeeper The Ginger Pele
    Staff Member

    Tottenham Hotspur
    United States
    Oct 14, 2002
    The Cheese Room
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    WEST BROMWICH ALBION V TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
    PREMIER LEAGUE
    SUNDAY 8 NOVEMBER
    THE HAWTHORNS
    KICK-OFF: 12.00PM GMT


    THFC Injuries & Suspensions

    - Japhet Tangana (25%, thigh)
    - Erik Lamela (out, calf/shin/heel)
    - Sergio Reguilon (75%, illness)
    - Serge Aurier (50%, knock)

    West Brom Injuries & Suspensions

    - Sam Field (out, knee)
    - Hal Robson-Kanu (out, arm/elbow)
    - Dara O'Shea (100%, ankle/foot)

    Form (all comps)
    THFC - WWLWW
    West Brom - LDDLD

    Officials
    Referee
    : Andy Madley
    Assistants: Adrian Holmes, Scott Ledger
    Fourth official: Steve Martin
    VAR: Simon Hooper
    Assistant VAR: Derek Eaton

    Odds (for entertainment purposes only)
    Tottenham win: -182
    Draw: +350
    West Brom: +550


    I ran out of time today to get a predicted XI, but I'll try to get one up tonight or tomorrow!

    PL Match Center
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    West Brom Match Centre

    This match will be televised on NBCSN in the US.
     
  2. GeorgeBest9

    GeorgeBest9 Member

    Oct 26, 2020
    This is possibly one of our biggest league games since Burnley away under Pochettino when we had a chance to close a gap to two points in February 2019, rushed Kane back too early, and lost.

    We have more players available in our squad now. Despite injuries and playing in Europe, no reason why we can't win 1-0.
     
  3. Golara

    Golara Member+

    Aug 3, 2007
    West Brom have been a bit of a bogey team for us. We have only lost 4 of the last 24 against them, but there have been 11 draws during that stretch, including a costly 1-1 at WHL late in the 2015-16 season, a result which killed our title hopes. I know everyone goes on about the infamous Battle of the Bridge at Chelsea, but it was really the result against the Baggies that killed us.

    And the last season we played them, 2017-18, we only took 1 of a possible 6 points even though they got relegated.
     
  4. GeorgeBest9

    GeorgeBest9 Member

    Oct 26, 2020
    A draw is a possibility, as is a loss, but if Mourinho can't win these games then it is pointless hiring him as manager. Goal difference says we ought to be winning it by 2 but I'm going 1.
     
  5. Phillyspur

    Phillyspur Member+

    Tottenham Hotspur
    England
    Mar 18, 2007
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    We're a confident lot, aren't we? And we know what that usually portends. I too remember multiple disappointments against the Baggies, including a ridiculously unfair loss in 17-18 when they were fighting relegation.

    I wonder if home/away advantage is going to be different without fans. You'd think it would, but there is still the travel of course for visitors and the familiarity for the home team. But when I predict I think a bit more positively about away games than I would.

    Someone will do a PhD on it, I'm sure.
     
  6. GeorgeBest9

    GeorgeBest9 Member

    Oct 26, 2020
    Doing ok so far but I may as well be playing up front with the way Son finished.
     
  7. mekarshalev

    mekarshalev Member

    Dec 18, 2007
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Top of the league....
     
    Phillyspur repped this.
  8. GeorgeBest9

    GeorgeBest9 Member

    Oct 26, 2020
    Woohoo. 1-0. Kane. Great result. You win the league by grinding out 1-0's away from home.
     
  9. Phillyspur

    Phillyspur Member+

    Tottenham Hotspur
    England
    Mar 18, 2007
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    For a few hours at least.

    This was the all-star line up pretty much, and still it was a struggle. We have to be better against teams that sit back.
     
  10. Funkfoot

    Funkfoot Member+

    May 18, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Ndombele had a great game. Hope the injury isn't serious.
     
  11. adrenaline11

    adrenaline11 Member+

    Jul 29, 2010
    Toronto
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Imagine a contest where your opponent looked to have the upper hand early and you had to wait...


    ....and wait...


    ....and wait to get satisfaction.


    Glad nothing else like that happened this week.
     
  12. GeorgeBest9

    GeorgeBest9 Member

    Oct 26, 2020
    Worth noting Dier cleared one off the line with a mohawk.
     
  13. Golara

    Golara Member+

    Aug 3, 2007
    Teams have adjusted against us and are sitting back - we are missing Lo Celso to control the game. We looked more dangerous in attack once he came on. I know he has been recovering from injury, hopefully he can get back up to speed.
     

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