Tottenham vs West Ham
England Premier League.
Date: Saturday, 19th November 2016,
Kick-off at 17:30 UK.
Venue: White Hart Lane, London.
Tottenham held Arsenal to a 1-1 draw at the Emirates in the high profile North London derby just before the international break. The result is a fair one by all means, but as we look back Spurs have drawn four consecutive league matches right now. Furthermore, they haven’t registered a win in any competition since the 2-0 win against Manchester City on 2nd October. This is a long run of 7 matches without a win, which includes 5 draws and 2 defeats. Mauricio Pochettino managed side will come into the matchday 12 sitting 5th in the Premier League table with 21 points and are the only unbeaten side in the league till now.
West Ham battled out to earn a 1-1 draw in their last league fixture against Stoke City. They are an improved side in recent weeks considering how they started the season losing 5 of the first 6 matches. They have picked up 2 wins and 2 draws from the last 5, which momentarily keep them at a 1 point distance from the relegation zone. Slaven Bilic’s side is plagued by injuries, one of the main reasons why they can’t compete at a consistent level so far.
Tottenham vs West Ham: Head-to-head stats
The Spurs earned a 4-1 win when the sides met for the corresponding Premier League clash of the 2015/16 season. While West Ham edged out a narrow 1-0 win in the reverse leg to end their 3 match winless run against Tottenham on March 2016.
However, Tottenham only managed 1 win in their last 4 home matches against West Ham in all competitions, with the visitors picking 2 wins and a draw during the period.
Tottenham vs West Ham: Prediction
The two London teams are coming on to the match with a number of players missing through injuries. Spurs have the likes of Eric Lamela, Vincent Janssen and Toby Alderweireld in the six players sidelined. While the Hammers will be without 7 players including the likes of Sam Byram, Winston Reid, Gokhan Tore and Andy Caroll. As a result, both managers are expected to adopt a cautious approach for this particular fixture.
Tottenham are unbeaten in the Premier League this season and we believe they will not bow down to West Ham on Saturday evening. However, with a number of players missing and unpredictable nature of West Ham, this game is bound to end in a scored draw.
Predicted Full-Time Score is a 1-1 draw at 8/1 (9.00)
Tottenham vs West Ham: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score and Draw at 9/2 (5.50).