The suffering is being prolonged for West Brom fans, who have long known that their side is destined for The Championship but still have a feint and lingering sense of hope that they can pull off one of the greatest escapes in memory.
The Baggies come into their final two games rock bottom of the table, five points adrift of the safety of 17th. They would not only need to win their remaining two games against Tottenham and Crystal Palace, but they would need a fair few results to go their way in other matches too.
Still, it’s been a good turnaround under new boss Darren Moore. He is unbeaten in his first four games as West Brom manager, beating Manchester United and Newcastle away from home and drawing with Swansea and Liverpool at The Hawthorns. This followed on from a dreadful nine match losing streak though, so it’s clear they have some major issues to address in the summer.
Tottenham still have something to play for as well. Both them and Chelsea have three games remaining in the league, and a top four position is well up for grabs. Spurs are currently in the driving seat with a five point advantage over Chelsea, but they can’t afford too many slip ups in these next few weeks.
Spurs’ defeat at Wembley in the FA Cup semi final a couple of weeks ago ended their hopes of silverware this season, but they bounced back well with a 2-0 win over Watford on Monday. Their away form in the Premier League bodes well too, with six wins and three draws since their last defeat on the road. They have scored an impressive 19 goals in this period, but have only kept three clean sheets too.
West Brom, meanwhile, are winless at The Hawthorns since January in the top flight, losing four of their six games since then. To be fair they have scored in each of their last eight at home, but have shipped 15 times in the process. This all points towards a high scoring Spurs win, and with five of The Baggies’ last six home games and four of Spurs’ last six away seeing at least three goals, we think a Tottenham Win and Over 2.5 Goals looks a great shout. We’re backing that alongside a 2-1 correct score predictions.
Harry Kane is obviously the main goal threat for Tottenham, but the talents of Christian Eriksen offer us the most value in the anytime goalscorer market. He has netted in three of Spurs’ last five games and is now into double figures for the season, so we’re backing him to get on the scoresheet.