Tottenham v West Ham Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
April 25, 2019
White Hart Lane - Premier League
Tottenham face a struggling West Ham side as they look to consolidate a top-four finish with the Premier League season drawing to a close. The Hammers have picked up just one point from their last four games and have dropped out of contention for a top-half finish.
West Ham have lost both of their matches against Tottenham so far this season, with a Son Heung-Min double and a strike from Fernando Llorente enough to win Spurs all three points when they sides last met, despite a goal from Lucas Perez.
Harry Kane will remain side-lined for Spurs as will Moussa Sissoko, however, Erik Lamela could return after a spell out injured. Harry Winks may be fit enough to start, whilst Eric Dier could come in for Victory Wanyama.
Manuel Pellegrini is without a host of first-team players, although saw Jack Wilshere return from almost six months out last weekend. The former Arsenal man could be joined by another ex-Gunner Samir Nasri in an attempt to get one over on their old rivals.
Tottenham v West Ham Predictions and Previews
Maurizio Pochettino will know that Tottenham will secure a Champions League place if his side wins their remaining two games - with Spurs still very much in contention in the Champions League.
In spite of their famous victory over Manchester City, the North London club struggled heavily in the mid-week fixture against Brighton, requiring some last minute brilliance from Christian Eriksen to break the deadlock. With Harry Kane injured, Spurs were always likely to lose their cutting edge, but few expected the manager to resort to fielding the long-forgotten Vincent Janssen late on in the match.
Reassuringly for the third-placed club, Tottenham were able to overcome West Ham without their captain when the sides last met - relying on the abilities of Son Heung-Min who is 10/11 to score this weekend. The South Korean appeared to be trying to do too much against Brighton, and will need Dele Ali and Lucas Moura to create space for him, which is how he really thrives.
The Hammers have failed to win seven of their last eight away games, and will go into Saturday's game with their confidence shattered. A late equalizer from Leicester in their last game ensured that the poor run continued, and Manuel Pellegrini will have to use all of his managerial experience to turn the club around.
West Ham have a talented squad, full of creative players, but at time have lacked the solidity required of a mid-table Premier League club, with consistency also an issue. However, the East London club have a strong sense of rivalry with Tottenham and will do everything in their power to give Spurs a good game on Saturday.
Lucas Moura to score anytime at 7/5
The speedy Brazilian should give Paulo Zabaleta problems down the flank, and is due a goal.
Tottenham to win to nil at 7/4
Despite struggling going forward Spurs' back line has been solid, and should remain so against West Ham.