The White Hart Lane will burst out with exhilaration once again as Tottenham welcome their fellow Londoners, West Ham, on Saturday night.
Tottenham, currently standing on the fifth place just behind Arsenal, remains the only unbeaten side in the Barclays Premier League this season.
West Ham has failed to replicate their form of the previous year when they finished on the seventh place. This year, though, they reside on 17th position, just a step up from the danger zone.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side has failed to win their last four league matches, drawing all of them. They managed a 1-1 draw against their fierce rivals Arsenal before the international break.
Meanwhile, West Ham’s season has hit rock bottom as they find themselves on the wrong end of the table. Manager Slaven Bilic has been incapable of dragging his team out of their misery.
Talking about recent history, both teams have won two, lost two, and drawn one in their recent five matches against each other.
A win for Tottenham in this match will boost their challenge for top four, whereas West Ham’s win certainly will pave their way upward on the table.
Team News: Tottenham
The return of star forward Harry Kane from an ankle injury will definitely give a major boost for the home side. The Englishman, who is the leading goal scorer for the Spurs, will spice up the attack against the Hammers.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino confirmed on Thursday that Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela will miss the game due to their knee and hip injuries, respectively.
Youngster Deli Alli still remains doubtful as his knee problem hasn’t been fully recovered yet.
Having served his three-match ban following a violent conduct charge, Moussa Sissoko’s return to the team should add pace and dynamism for the Spurs.
Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen will have to be careful against West Ham as they are only a booking away from one match suspension.
Tottenham: Predicted Line-up
Lloris — Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Rose — Wanyama, Dembele, — Sissoko, Eriksen, Son — Kane
Team News: West Ham
Slaven Bilic’s side has a long list of injuries going towards this match. Defenders James Collins and Winston Reid are uncertain to start the match due to calf and hamstring injuries, respectively.
Striker Diafra Sakho is still unlikely to return because of a back injury. The Hammers may lack a fluent attack due to his absence from the team.
Captain Mark Noble, though not injured, is sure to miss the big match due to suspension. West Ham’s season prior to this match has been hugely appalling; moreover, player’s injuries now adds another setback to the Hammers.
West Ham: Predicted Line-up
Adrian — Kouyate, Reid, Ogbonna — Antonio, Fernandes, Obiang, Cresswell — Lanzini, Ayew, Payet
Tottenham vs West Ham: Head-to-Head
Total games: 25
Tottenham wins: 14
West Ham wins: 7
Tottenham vs West Ham: TV Schedule and Channel
In the U.S., the match will be live on SiriusXM FC, NBC UNIVERSO, NBC UNIVERSO NOW, NBC Sports Live, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, and NBC USA. In the U.K., the game will be live on BT Sport 4K UHD, BT Sport 1, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio, and BT Sport Live Streaming. For other regions, TV schedule can be found in the link here.
Tottenham vs West Ham: Prediction
Tottenham has yet to lose a Premier League match this season, and they, hopefully, will try to preserve their unbeaten streak when they face West Ham United on Saturday. The home side’s recent matches have resulted in more draws than wins, so they will try to change their misfortune
Harry Kane’s return from injury will provide more depth in attack, and hence goal scoring side.
Tottenham will try to utilize home advantage in their favor and dismantle their opponents. From what it looks now, it is going to be a fully competitive match, as both teams will be vying for a win. However, the home side looks slightly stronger than the away side and may emerge victorious on this nerve-wracking tie.
Final Predicted Score. Tottenham 2-1 West Ham
Tottenham vs West Ham: Betting Tips and Odds
- Tottenham Win: 1/2
- A draw: 10/3
- West Ham Win: 11/2
- Under 2.5 goals: 11/10
- Over 2.5 goals: 4/6
- Both teams score: 8/11
- Both teams fail to score: evens
The odds were provided by Paddypower.
Key Stats to consider
- Tottenham has drawn their last four matches (Premier League).
- Tottenham has seen over 2.5 goals in their last five home matches against the Hammers.
- West Ham has lost five of their last six outings (Premier League).
- West Ham has conceded at least two goals in five of their last six outings (Premier League).
The Tottenham vs. West Ham stats were provided by Whoscored.
Tottenham vs West Ham: Live Stream
The match can be streamed live online by clicking this link.
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