Another London Derby is on the program this weekend. On Saturday, Tottenham play West Ham at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Winning this game is of utmost importance for the home side if they want to ensure a place among the top 4 in the Premier League. But, the visitors would love nothing better than crash the dreams of their city rivals. Here are our Tottenham vs West Ham prediction and betting tips to help you figure out what to put your money on.
The Spurs are at the 3rd spot on the table after 35 rounds of the Premier League. Three more games are left to be played, meaning that Tottenham need to be careful not to drop points as there are four other teams breathing by their next. Beating West Ham could secure them a place in the Champions League next season.
But, even if they fail to beat the Hammers on Saturday, they will still have a chance to stay near the top of the table. They still got to play against Bournemouth and Everton before the season end. But, you can be sure they would love to secure a place among the top 4 as soon as possible. Why? Because they play in the semifinal of the Champions League against Ajax. Winning on Saturday would mean they can focus on the big Euro game next week.
What’s gotta worry them is that they have problems with injuries. A number of their key men are out due to injuries, so beating West Ham might not be as easy as expected. But, Tottenham had problems with injuries in the previous round as well, but it didn’t stop them from beating Brighton. Now that we’ve covered the home team, it’s time to move to the part of our Tottenham vs West Ham prediction where we discuss the away side.
The Hammers are at the 11th place on the Premier League table and will probably stay somewhere near. Three games are left to be played, meaning that they can win a maximum of 9 points. This means that they’re safe from relegation, but their chances of getting to the 7th place are super-slim.
Because of all this, they’re probably not too motivated to give their most in the remaining matches. And that’s why you shouldn’t be too surprised that their form isn’t too great. This team has won only 1 point from the previous 4 Premier League rounds.
Similarly to Tottenham, West Ham are also struggling with injuries. Actually, the number of injured players in their squad is higher than the number of absent players in Tottenham locker room. You can probably guess that our Tottenham vs West Ham betting tips are gonna be in favor of the hosts. But, before we go to the tips, there’s one final thing we need to mention – West Ham are among the worst teams when it comes to playing away from home.
- Harry Kane (injury)
- Serge Aurier (injury)
- Moussa Sissoko (injury)
- Erik Lamela (doubtful)
- Harry Winks (doubtful)
West Ham absentees:
- Andy Carroll (injury)
- Manuel Lanzini (injury)
- Winston Reid (injury)
- Carlos Sanchez (injury)
- Andriy Yarmolenko (injury)
- Chicharito (doubtful)
- Aaron Cresswell (doubtful)
- Samir Nasri (doubtful)
Lloris – Sanchez, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Trippier, Davies – Dier, Eriksen, Alli – Son, Lucas
Fabianski – Balbuena, Diop, Zabaleta, Masuaku – Noble, Obiang, Rice, Snodgrass, Anderson – Arnautovic
Tottenham vs West Ham Prediction
It won’t be easy to find a net against West Ham, but I believe the Spurs will do it eventually. In fact, I expect the same kind of scenario as the one that happened in the previous round against Brighton. A late Tottenham goal will bring them all three points.
Tottenham vs West Ham Betting Tips
- Tottenham @1.44 (bet365)
- HT-FT X-1 @4.50 (Unibet)