West Bromwich Albion welcomes Tottenham to The Hawthorns for a Sunday matchup in the Premier League. West Bromwich Albion are looking to get their season on track and get out of the relegation hole. There is a long way to go this season, so they could be out of it by a large margin by the end of the year. I’m not overly optimistic about them doing that, but have a chance I suppose.
West Bromwich were promoted to the Premier League after collecting a point in the final championship game of the season. They barely got by, but it was enough to get the coveted promotion. It hasn’t been smooth sailing for West Bromwich so far in their return to the EPL. They go into Saturday with a record of 0-3-4 with 3 points on the season.
West Bromwich sits in the basement with Burnley and Sheffield United. Three clubs get relegated in the Premier League, and I wouldn’t be shocked to see those three clubs still at the bottom at the end of this campaign. With Southampton picking up a full 3 points against Newcastle on Friday, they are in a tie with Liverpool at 16 points.
Keep in mind that Liverpool hasn’t played their matchday this week, so that could be short lived. Tottenham head on the road and look to improve on their record of 4-2-1. They’ve been in good form so far and are in a good position to move forward and jump up from their current 14 points.
Where they’re currently at, West Bromwich would reach the Europa League group stage, and a point away from Leicester City for the UEFA Champions League group stage. They reached the Europa League qualifying stage last year with a record of 16-11-11 and 59 points. Head below for our free West Bromwich Albion vs. Tottenham pick for November 8, 2020.
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West Bromwich need something to go their way finally this season. They are still looking for their first win on the season. Their best effort was a 3-3 draw against Chelsea on September 26. Since that draw, West Bromwich has had two more draws and two losses. The losses came against Southampton, 2-0, and Fulham, 2-0. In their most recent outing, Fulham made it look easy with a 2-0 victory on November 2. West Bromwich just didn’t show up to the pitch. There was no effort involved in that performance.
West Bromwich managed to put just 1 shot on target after winning the time of possession by 5%. They might have held onto the ball a bit longer than Fulham, but it’s all moot when you can’t generate any scoring chances. The offence has largely been a mess since they took that 3-3 draw against Chelsea. They must have thought scoring 3 goals against Chelsea meant the resort of their matches were going to be easy.
Not the case, as West Brom has scored only 1 goal in their last four matches. Burnley, Fulham, and Southampton were all able to blank them. Tottenham has held their previous five opponents to a goal or fewer. That includes three wins and a loss against Antwerp in Europa League play on October 29. Tottenham responded for a 3-1 win in their most recent showing over Ludogorets. Expect the offensive drought to continue for West Bromwich on Sunday. Their lack of playmaking ability should continue to hurt them at home on Sunday. I will side with Tottenham in what I see as a 2-0 final.