West Brom vs. Tottenham: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistApril 12, 2014

Tottenham's Emmanuel Adebayor, left, salutes to manager Tim Sherwood, right, after he scores a goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland at White Hart Lane stadium in London, Monday, April 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Kirsty Wigglesworth

Tottenham will look to drive forward from Monday's 5-1 win over Sunderland when they face West Brom at the Hawthorns on Saturday with a Champions League spot still a possibility for the North London outfit.

Fourth-placed Arsenal are playing in the FA Cup this weekend, giving Tim Sherwood's side the perfect opportunity to close the gap on the Gunners to just two points. 

Meanwhile, the Baggies had a huge boost in their fight against relegation when they beat Norwich 1-0 away last weekend, and further points against Spurs would see them move even closer to safety.

Here's where to catch all the action.


When: Saturday, April 12, at 3:07 p.m. BST/ 10:07 a.m. ET

Where: The Hawthorns, West Bromwich

TV Info: N/A

Live Stream: NBCSN (U.S. only)


West Brom's Escape Plan

NORWICH, ENGLAND - APRIL 05: Morgan Amalfitano (R) of West Brom celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and West Bromwich Albion at Carrow Road on April 5, 2014 in Norwich, England.  (Photo b
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Pepe Mel's side took a big step towards safety with their win over the Canaries last weekend. Not only did it mean three points for the Baggies, but it starved relegation rivals Norwich of points and caused the sacking of Chris Hughton at Carrow Road.

However, they are not safe yet, with at least one more win likely needed to secure their top-flight status. Games against the likes of West Ham, Stoke and Sunderland represent their best points-winning opportunities. 

But they could really gain a boost by getting something against Spurs. And they should take heart from their 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture on Boxing Day.

Mel has been a connoisseur of the home draw since taking over in January. From six games at the Hawthorns, the Spaniard has shared the points on five occasions, per BBC Sport.

These included 1-1 draws with top-five sides Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton, meaning a point against sixth-placed Spurs is certainly not out of the question.  

They have won two of their last four games, the other a 2-1 away win against Swansea, and in-form wide man Morgan Amalfitano has two goals from their last two outings.

Interestingly, the Baggies also have the division's most effective substitute in Victor Anichebe, as reported by Goal UK's Jay Jaffa: 

If the Nigerian can come off the bench and claim a goal once more on Saturday, West Brom could edge further from the drop.


Sherwood Looking Forward

Despite consistent rumours that Sherwood will be relieved of his managerial duties at Spurs in the summer, the Englishman is insistent he is planning for next term.

As reported by James Riach in the Guardian, he said: 

We had a chat about next season, there are players I've identified and we've talked about pre-season.

Nothing has changed. It [the speculation] doesn't affect me.

I've got an opportunity to manage this club and I owe it to the players and fans to do the job professionally.

And what a huge boon it would be for both Sherwood and the club if they could force themselves into the top four and gain a Champions League spot.

While unlikely with only five games left to play, sixth-placed Spurs are still in with a shout.

While fifth-placed Everton, one point behind Arsenal, are in the driver's seat as they have a game in hand on both clubs, they have to face both Manchester sides before the end of the season. 

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 07:  Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur is mobbed by team mates after scoring his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland at White Hart Lane on April 7, 2014 in London
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With Arsenal seemingly in free fall, Spurs could hijack fourth spot as they have a relatively easy run in. But anything other than three points against West Brom and that dream will be over. 

They have a very good record against the Baggies in the Premier League, not losing once in their last seven meetings, per ESPN FC

And in Emmanuel Adebayor they have a potent attacking threat whose best games seemingly come away from home, per this Squawka stat:

A convincing Spurs win could signal a charge to the finish line that may yet end in qualification to the European elite.