Tottenham v West Brom
Tottenham -1 (Asian Handicap)
Tottenham Hotspur are going to have some teething problems it seems in the new era of Andre Villa-Boas, but I think they showed enough in their opening day loss to Newcastle United to think they will be getting off the mark in the League sooner rather than later.
The signing of Emmanuel Adebayor will give the team a better fit for the 'one striker' tactic that Villa-Boas prefers, although he may miss this game.
I also expect Spurs will be given opportunities in this game if West Brom's defending from last week is anything to go by and I expect the pace of Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon down the flanks will give the Baggies some problems.
West Brom did exceed my expectations with their win over Liverpool, but it could have been a different story if Luis Suarez had his radar in tune and I still think they are going to have a tough season without Roy Hodgson at the helm.
They do make Tottenham work hard here at White Hart Lane recently, but I think the home side are capable of getting a more comfortable win here. West Brom are a tough team, but they did lose to 6 of the top 7 away from home last season and 4 of those losses for by a couple of goals at the least.
I'm going to take Spurs on the Asian Handicap knowing a full payout will only arrive if they win by a couple of goals at least.
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