Ace Football previews the Premier League match between Tottenham and West Ham, and offers the latest betting tips, odds, line-ups, and team news.
Another London derby awaits us as Tottenham play host to West Ham United, looking to build on their promising run of form prior to the international break.
Few will forget how Jose Mourinho’s side triumphed over Manchester United at Old Trafford. It not only put them back into the top-four hunt, but it sent a statement to all their rivals in the process. Now it’s all about continuing this fine run of form as we head into a crucial phase of the season.
Although West Ham have been no slouches themselves recently, with just a single point separating these sides ahead of Sunday’s showdown.
Tottenham Form & Stats
The Lilywhites overcame an opening day defeat to Everton to embark on a seven-match unbeaten run in all competitions, winning six times in the process. The one time they didn’t win was that controversial 1-1 draw with Newcastle.
That game, however, proved to be a turning point just as questions were raised about Mourinho. Spurs responded in emphatic fashion by storming to three successive wins, including a memorable 6-1 victory at the Portuguese’s old side United. They also scored an incredible 14 goals in those games alone.
Considering the two-week hiatus from the international break, though, Spurs’ form may have tailed off somewhat ahead of this upcoming London derby. Although Gareth Bale’s expected return should hand them a timely boost.
The 31-year-old, on loan from Real Madrid, has returned to full training after recovering from a knee problem. Mourinho has even confirmed he will ‘probably’ play against West Ham. He also revealed plans to use the Welshman primarily on the right.
Key Team Stats
- Won six of their last seven games in all competitions.
- Scored 14 goals in their last three games in all competitions.
- BTTS in their last seven games in all competitions.
- Son Heung-min has scored six goals in his four league games this season.
- Have won four of their last five games against West Ham in all competitions.
West Ham Form & Stats
The Hammers head to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in a good run of form themselves, having won their last two Premier League games by beating Wolves 4-0 and then Leicester City 3-0.
David Moyes, who missed those games after testing positive for COVID-19, will return to the dugout. The head coach is in an equally upbeat mood over the club’s progress and is eyeing a third successive win for the first time in 17 months. They also haven’t gone three games without conceding since 2014.
West Ham, meanwhile, fared relatively well in their away games to Spurs recently, having won two of their last five trips to north London in all competitions. However, they’ve lost four of their previous five encounters both home and away.
Key Team Stats
- Scored seven goals and kept a clean sheet in their last two league games.
- Over 3.5 goals in their four league games this season.
- Have won two of their last five games away to Tottenham in all competitions (D1 L2).
Tottenham: Eric Dier, Giovani Lo Celso, Japhet Tanganga, & Steven Bergwijn (all doubts).
West Ham: Arthur Masuaku & Ryan Fredericks (both doubts).
(Note: The image will change to the official XI once they’re both announced)