Tottenham Hotspur welcome London rivals West Ham United to White Hart Lane in the Premier League on Saturday, and are favourites to get back to winning ways to confine the visitors to their seventh league defeat of the season, potentially sending them into the bottom-three depending on other results.
Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United
November 19th 2016
Live on BT Sport 1 / BT Sport 1 HD
Home side Tottenham Hotspur find themselves fifth in the Premier League table with 21 points from 11 games this season, but have been guilty of racking up one too many draws in recent weeks. The Lilywhites have drawn their last four in the top-flight ahead of Saturday’s clash with West Ham United, but have been more convincing on home soil which should give them more of a chance in turning things around.
Spurs have won three and drawn two of five games at White Hart Lane in the Premier League this season, and they have lost just once at home in this fixture since 1999. The poor form of West Ham United greatly boosts their chances of a first win in five too, and they could go third in the table if results go their way while United risk dropping into the drop zone with a defeat. Tottenham are 8/15 with Coral to win against West Ham.
As for the visitors, West Ham are just one place above the bottom-three, and no side have lost more away games than the Hammers ahead of this weekend’s clash. Slaven Bilic’s men are 17th in the table with 11 points from as many games and haven’t beaten a side greater than 13th in the Premier League this season.
Two wins from their last nine away games sees West Ham in grave danger against an unbeaten Tottenham side boasting two wins from their last three home outings. And with the Hammers only scoring one or less goals in their last six against the best defence in the league, Mauricio Pochettino’s men should get the better of United.
With Tottenham boasting a watertight defence in the Premier League and enjoying a 2.2 points-per-game average on home soil, they should have too much for a West Ham side having scored just four goals in their last six and having lost four of their five away games. Tottenham are 8/15 with Coral to win against West Ham as a result.