Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United Betting Tips: Five from five for Spurs?
Drew Goodsell | 27 April 2019
Odds and preview ahead of Premier League clash
Life for Tottenham Hotspur at their new stadium couldn’t have gone much better than it has, with the Lilywhites winning all four of their games since its opening.
West Ham United are the visitors for Saturday’s early kick-off, with the East Londoners looking to inflict Spurs’ first defeat at their new N17 ground.
Will Mauricio Pochettino mastermind another win for Spurs and take a step closer to qualification to the Champions League, or can West Ham throw a spanner in the works?
We’ve got all the odds and info ahead of kick-off, with the game live on Sky Sports Main Event from 12:30pm…
The Hammers haven’t been able to topple Spurs in their last three attempts, only managing one draw and two defeats in that time.
Spurs inflicted two defeats in only 11 days to West Ham in October, with an Erik Lamela strike sealing a 1-0 win at the London Stadium before two goals from Son Heung-min and a Fernando Llorente volley claimed another win at the former Olympic stadium.
Although a match at the new stadium is an entirely different prospect, West Ham have picked up a win and a draw in the last two away games at Spurs. A 3-2 win at Wembley in the League Cup was followed by a 1-1 draw three months later.
Tottenham: Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Alli, Dier, Eriksen; Moura, Llorente, Son.
West Ham: Fabianski; Zabaleta, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Masuaku; Noble, Rice, Snodgrass; Antonio, Arnautovic, Anderson.
Pochettino confirmed that Spurs would be without five of their first team players for this tie, with star striker Harry Kane still on the sidelines with his ankle injury.
He’s joined by Serge Aurier, Moussa Sissoko, Harry Winks and Erik Lamela on the treatment table, suffering with hamstring or groin injuries.
Son, Llorente and Lucas Moura are expected to retain their places up top, despite a rare substitute appearance from Vincent Janssen.
Javier Hernandez and Manuel Lanzini have stepped up their recoveries, and have been in first team training all week. It’s still expected to be too soon to see them added to the starting XI.
Jack Wilshere made his return to the pitch in last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Leicester, playing the final five minutes. He’s likely to have a bench role again this time out.
Christian Eriksen bagged Spurs a late winner against league strugglers Brighton, but it’s not usually his goalscoring he’s known for. The Dane can pick a pass, and with the tenacious running from Son and Moura, he could split the defence and cause West Ham all kinds of problems.
Felipe Anderson has been a revelation for the Hammers this campaign. The Brazilian joined in the summer surrounded by a cloud of hype, but he’s not struggled to live up to expectations. On his day, he’s one of the trickiest wingers in the league, and could do a job on either side. He’ll be looking to give Danny Rose or Kieran Trippier a torrid time.
Declan Rice has also caused a stir since his introduction to the West Ham starting XI. It’s a huge task for him to prevent Eriksen and Dele Alli from opening up the Hammers midfield, but the recently capped England international’s tireless work rate and selflessness on the field could give the Hammers the edge moving forward.
Spurs are favourites to pick up another three points and take a step closer to securing a spot in next season’s Champions League. They’re priced at 2/5.
West Ham are outsiders for this, but they come alive in London derbies. We’ve got 13/2 on a Hammers win in N17.
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