West Bromwich Albion vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview: Baggies look to end Lily Whites' unbeaten run

Preview of Saturday afternoon's Premier League clash between West Bromwich Albion and Tottenham Hotspur, at The Hawthorns.

West Bromwich Albion vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview: Baggies look to end Lily Whites' unbeaten run
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West Bromwich Albion will look for their first Premier League win in three, as they entertain Tottenham Hotspur at The Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon.

The Baggies have drawn their last two league games versus strugglers Sunderland and Stoke City on the road respectively, as Tony Pulis' side return to the West Midlands.

They face a Spurs side who remain undefeated domestically, having ended Pep Guardiola's 100% start with Manchester City in a 2-0 win at White Hart Lane last time out.  

Baggies unbeaten in last three

West Brom are unbeaten since August 10th, when they lost 0-1 away to AFC Bournemouth.

In yet another topsy-turvy start to a league campaign, Pulis' men have won two, drawn three and lost the other two.

Saturday marks the start of a tough run for West Brom as they travel to Anfield to face an in-form Liverpool, before hosting Manchester City a week later, with another away day against the champions Leicester City to follow.

Lily Whites seek fifth win in a row

The international break arguably came at the wrong time for The Lily Whites, after pressing and out-running Guardiola's men during an impressive display in North London.

Mauricio Pochettino's men remain without a loss thus far this campaign, as his Spurs side seek their fifth-straight Premier League win on the bounce.

Son scored a second brace in three games versus Middlesbrough (photo:getty)
Son scored a second brace in three games versus Middlesbrough (photo:getty)

Despite injury to talisman Harry Kane, Tottenham have scored eight goals in their last four outings. In the absence of the England international, Heung-min Son has provided the bulk of offensive threat on red-hot form.

T.he South Korean has notched times in as many games and assisted once, with two braces against both The Potters and Middlesbrough.

Spurs out to avenge April result

Spurs will be looking to erase the memory of the when the two sides last met back in April.

With Pochettino's men firmly in the title race as they hunted down The Citizens, West Brom effectively ended their title aspirations as Craig Dawson scored at both ends to hold the hosts to a 1-1 draw. 

Craig Dawson scored at both ends back in April (photo:getty)
Craig Dawson scored at both ends back in April (photo:getty)

The weekend's fixture will be the 21st Premier League meeting between the two. 

Tottenham's record is vastly superior to their opponents, having won eight times, compared to the Baggies' three. Almost 50% of games played have resulted in a draw.

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Tottenham have one major concern with the status of Moussa Dembele. The midfielder has a foot injury and is a doubt for the trip to The Hawthorns.

As documented, Kane is absent with a medial ankle injury.

For the first time this season, Tony Pulis has a fully fit squad to choose from.

The West Brom boss have a number of selections to ponder as Allan Nyom and Everton loanee Brendan Galloway vie for the left-back spot.