Tottenham Hotspur - West Bromwich Albion Preview: Baggies look to derail Lily Whites' title tilt

Match preview of Monday evening's Premier League clash at White Hart Lane between Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion.

Tottenham Hotspur - West Bromwich Albion Preview: Baggies look to derail Lily Whites' title tilt
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West Bromwich Albion will look to arrest an alarming run of form on Monday evening, as The Baggies make the trip to White Hart Lane and and title chasers Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.

Tony Pulis' men have lost four of the last five league games in the English top flight. Of more concern, his side have scored just four times since the turn of March.

The last time The Baggies won, was on March 6 versus Manchester United, courtesy of a Salomon Rondon strike.

Away form belies Baggies troubles

West Brom's current run of results has been indicative of what has been a relatively inconsistent campaign. The season has been littered with pockets of wins, followed by draw but then losses.

As Pulis' contractual situation continues to be shrouded in doubt, since West Brom have achieved safety of another Premier League campaign, it seems many of the players already have their eyes firmly perched on their summer break. 

West Brom's away form however, until recently should suggest otherwise. Before the defeat to Norwich City - which was the catalyst for their bad spell of form - beforehand, The Baggies had recorded impressive wins at Goodison Park aswell as earning a point at champions-elect Leicester City.       

West Brom face tough task versus Lily Whites

As West Brom make the trip to North London for the second time in four days, following the 2-0 defeat to Arsenal on Thursday, Tony Pulis will be aware that their task on Monday is perhaps even greater.

Mauricio Pochettino's Lily Whites are in exhuberant form. Fresh from a 4-0 demolition of Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium seven days ago, Spurs continue their pursuit of The Foxes at the Premier League summit, in the faint hope of a slip-up.

Since losing to West Ham United at the beginning of March, Spurs are unbeaten. The last time they lost at home, was infact, to their league title rivals Leicester.

Baggies record versus Spurs mixed

Spurs and West Brom have met nineteen times domestically since the inception of the Premier League. In that time, West Brom have won just three times, drawing eight, but losing eight.

James McClean earnt a point for West Brom versus Spurs back in December (photo:getty)
James McClean earnt a point for West Brom versus Spurs back in December | Photo: Getty

West Brom's last win at White Hart Lane came in 2014, when a James Morrison goal helped the away side to all three points.

When the sides last met back in December, James McClean cancelled out Dele Alli's opener as the two teams shared the spoils.

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Spurs' only absentee is midfielder Nabil Bentaleb whose return date is still unknown with a knee injury.

Elsewherem, West Brom midfielder James Morrison has suffered a setback from a hamstring injury, but may still play before the end on the season. Also, Alex Pritchard is ruled out with a hip injury and Chris Brunt is out until October.