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Sunday, 03 February 2013

West Brom v Spurs: Can Spurs close gap on Chelsea to a point?


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Games between West Brom and Spurs always tend to be hard-fought affairs with three of the past five meetings ending in stalemates. However, Spurs hold the upper hand. They have won the other two clashes, haven't lost at the Hawthorns since 2008 and know that a win today will see them close the gap on Chelsea in third place to just a point.

The Baggies started the season like a house on fire but in recent weeks that raging inferno has burnt itself out. Steve Clarke's men have won just two of their past 10 league outings and have dropped to ninth in the table. At the start of the season most Baggies would have taken that at this stage, but they will be bitterly disappointed knowing that wins over Reading and Villa would have seen them level on points with Arsenal in the race for Champions League football.

Spurs are in the driving seat for fourth spot, but they will be eager to finish as high up as possible after missing out on the Champions League this season thanks to Chelsea's heroic success in Munich in May.

However, although Spurs have only tasted defeat once in their past 10 league outings, they have dropped crucial points by drawing with QPR, Man United and Norwich. They need to get back to winning ways.

West Brom are always dangerous at home and play some great football. Lukaku will give the Spurs defence a real headache with his pace and power, but can the Baggies stop Bale and Lennon from running the show in midfield?

West Brom v Spurs; Kick Off 1.30pm February 3 2013

Prediction Panel

Arsenal

Josh Ben Moshe

1

V

2

Aston Villa

Frank Pattison

0

V

1

Chelsea

Apoorva Ankur

1

V

2

Everton

Chris Goodwin

2

V

1

Fulham

Neil Springate

1   

V

3

Liverpool

Dave Disciascio

1

V

1

Man City

Callum Rothwell

1

V

2

Man United

Alex Richert

TBA

V

TBA

Newcastle

Greg Hall

2

V

1

Norwich

Sue Read

1

V

2

QPR

John Jaycock

1

V

1

Reading

Jon Keen

2

V

2

Southampton

Andy Saunders

2

V

2

Stoke City

Peter Holland

2

V

1

Sunderland

Tony Ratton

1

V

2

Swansea

Jim Barry

2

V

1

Spurs

Adam Crawford

TBA

V

TBA

West Brom

Andy Wakeman

1

V

0

West Ham

Matt Beeby

1

V

1

Wigan

Jimmy Shine

2

V

2

 

 

 

 

 

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Writer

Colin Illingworth

1

V

2

Writer

Steve Coulter

1

V

1

Writer

Hugh Larkin

2

V

1

Writer

Mitch Waddon

0

V

1

Writer

Chris Pettitt

2

V

2

Writer

Sarshar Hosseinnia    

1

V    

2

Blackburn fan

Terry Kennedy

1

V

1

Bolton fan

David Blackburn

1

V

1

Boro fan

Sue Gardener

1

V

3

Pompey fan

Dan Taylor

2

V

1

Pompey fan

Peter Rendle

2

V

2

West Ham fan

Nigel Telfer

1

V

1

Wolves fan

Chris Cox

1

V

1

Editor

Antony Melvin

1

V

1

Panel Verdict

Too close to call.

Home: 7; Draw: 14; Away: 11. TBA 2.

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