Tottenham v West Brom preview: Gary Megson in charge of Baggies
Last Updated: 25/11/17 1:51pm
Tottenham will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they face managerless West Brom on Saturday.
Spurs suffered a setback last weekend as they were beaten 2-0 by Arsenal in the north London derby, a result that leaves them 11 points behind leaders Manchester City.
Although they did bounce back with a win over Borussia Dortmund in midweek that secured top spot in their Champions League group, Mauricio Pochettino is now urging complete focus on West Brom.
"No-one will remember what happened in the past, for us it's to look forward, try to be ready for Saturday, a massive game for us against West Brom," he said.
"Happy for the result, to be top of the table, first, but we're looking forward to playing the next game."
West Brom have only won two of their last 21 league games and Gary Megson will be in caretaker charge after Tony Pulis' sacking on Monday.
"Everybody is looking for a performance and a result," said Megson. "We've got to go to Tottenham and give it a right good go. It's a big game and one that'll be tough."
Toby Alderweireld (hamstring) and Victor Wanyama (knee) are Tottenham's only injury concerns while Erik Lamela is still regaining match sharpness.
Craig Dawson (knee), James Morrison (Achilles) and Nacer Chadli (hamstring) remain out for the Baggies.
Tottenham Hotspur have lost just one of their last 15 Premier League meetings with West Brom (W6 D8), losing 0-1 at home in September 2014.
The Baggies have lost just one of their last five away Premier League visits to face Tottenham (W1 D3 L1), though it did come in this fixture last season (0-4).
Of all Premier League fixtures to have been played at least 20 times, only Everton v Leicester (56.5%) has been drawn a larger percentage of the time than Tottenham v West Brom (45.5%, 10/22).
This will be West Brom's first visit to Wembley since the 2008 FA Cup semi-final that they lost 0-1 to Portsmouth thanks to a goal from former player Kanu.
It was a big result for Spurs in Dortmund. If they had lost, people may have been looking at it thinking: 'Have they hit a brick wall?' So fair play to them.
They always seem to do this, lose a big game and then sneak a win somewhere. They didn't turn up against Arsenal, and admittedly Dortmund aren't the team they were, but they'll be feeling great after coming back from a goal down.
They'll be miles too strong for West Brom.
PAUL PREDICTS: 3-0 (6/1 with Sky Bet)
Tottenham are Sky Bet's 2/7 favourites for the victory with West Brom up against odds of 10/1, while the draw is priced at 17/4. Harry Kane is the shortest-priced player of the weekend to score at 1/2 to net anytime, 15/8 to score first and 7/1 to bag a hat-trick, while Jay Rodriguez and Salomon Rondon are both 11/1 to break the deadlock.
Tottenham v West Brom is included in this weekend's Super 6, with £250,000 up for grabs for predicting six correct scores.