WBA-MAD Stat Pack: Albion vs Spurs

Last updated : 30 January 2015 By Iain Bate - Wba-mad Editor

West Brom host sixth place Tottenham Hotspur at The Hawthorns this Saturday and are unbeaten in their last three Premier League games. A win could see them climb to as high as 12th, but a defeat could leave them perilously close to the drop zone.

Saido Berahino has had a great season so far and finds himself fifth in the Premier League goalscoring charts, with Charlie Austin the only Englishman ahead of him. Berahino has scored nine goals in 22 matches and has a shot conversion rate of 22.5% according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. Berahino is 23/5 to score first on Saturday with 888sport.com.

Joleon Lescott has also been impressive this season, and has made plenty of defensive contributions. Lescott has made the fifth most blocks in the division, with 21, and is also in the top ten in the league for interceptions, having cut out the opposition’s passes on 49 occasions, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.

Ben Foster has been a stalwart in the Albion goal this season, and with good reason. Foster has made 60 saves in total, the eighth most in the division. For every goal he has conceded, Foster has made 2.2 saves, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.

Last time out in the Premier League, Tottenham defeated Sunderland 2-1 thanks to yet another late Christian Eriksen winner. Spurs will be hoping to build on this win and keep the pressure on those in the top four.

Eriksen’s late goalscoring antics have been invaluable to Spurs this season, but it is not just his goals that are important to the side. Eriksen has covered the most ground out of any Premier League player, covering 24.77km over the first 22 games, averaging out at 11.26km per game. Eriksen is 15/2 to score last with 888sport.com.

Hugo Lloris has been one of Spurs’ top performers this season, and has made more saves than his opposite number Foster, with 73. He has, however, conceded more goals but regardless has a better saves per goal ratio, with 2.4 saves made for every goal conceded, in comparison to Foster’s 2.2. Lloris’ 73 saves made is the third highest number in the division, according to the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index.

Ryan Mason has become a regular in the Spurs side since his impressive debut versus Arsenal and in the fifteen games he has played, he has made 49 tackles, averaging out at 3.3 successful tackles per game. His 49 tackles is the greatest total in the Spurs squad, however he is second to Benjamin Stambouli in terms of tackles per game, with Stambouli managing 3.7 successful tackles per match (26 tackles in seven games).

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