Tottenham - West Ham Prediction and Analysis
The second London derby of this round in the Premier League will be played on Sunday evening when Tottenham host West Ham.
The match is important for each of today's rivals, given the goals each of them is pursuing.
Tottenham have their sights set on a Top 4 finish.
Before the round, Spurs were just 2 points behind 4th placed Newcastle. Although they have a game more against the Magpies.
West Ham are seriously involved in the battle for salvation.
They are in 16th place. And before the round, their lead over second-to-last Bournemouth is just 2 points.
Despite Spurs' recent inconsistency, I think they should win today.
They must at all costs manage to do it against an opponent from the bottom half of the standings and at home.
Otherwise, their Top 4 ambitions will remain just dreams.
Tottenham are 3-1-0 in their last 4 home games at West Ham.
And Harry Kane's recent form has me including him as top scorer in this prediction.
Tottenham conceded 2 losses after 3 wins
Tottenham were unlucky in Milan.
Conceding a goal early in their Champions League round of 16 tie against Italian champions AC Milan.
That hit came after a strange series of ricochets.
As the ball eventually fell on the head of Brahim Diaz, who scored the only goal of the match.
It was the second loss in a row for the Spurs. Who were previously beaten 4-1 by Leicester at the King Power Stadium.
Unlike the game against the Foxes, Tottenham dominated for large periods at the San Siro.
And the London team was better than its opponent, who failed to do anything remarkable after the scored goal.
But these efforts of Conte's players did not lead to a goal expression.
The back-to-back defeats came after three straight wins in which Tottenham kept a clean sheet.
Tottenham have lost 4 of their last 6 league home games (2-0-4)
The Spurs have been very inconsistent at home since the start of the entire campaign (7-0-4).
For example, they have recorded consecutive wins and losses in their last six home games in the Premier League.
Before these events they could not triumph at all in several others.
Furthermore, we have seen Under 2.5 goals in the last 4 matches at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in all competitions.
West Ham are in good form (2-2-0)
West Ham are now without a loss in 4 games in a row. By winning two of them:
- home to Everton 2-0 (Premier League)
- away against Derby also 2-0 (FA Cup)
The Hammers had to deal with 2 formidable opponents after that:
- v Newcastle at St Mary's 1-1
- at home to Chelsea, also 1-1
These two games showed that the team is improving.
Because West Ham did not concede to teams that are positioned much higher in the standings than them.
West Ham have lost just one of their last 5 away games (2-2-1)
The Hammers' away record in their previous 5 away matches in all competitions has not been bad at all.
As they won 2 times, recorded 2 draws and only 1 loss.
This helped them take a breather in such a tough battle for salvation in the Premier League.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Forster; Romero, Dyer, Davies; Emerson, Sarr, Hoiberg, Perisic; Richarlison, Kane, Son
Injured: Bentancourt, Bissouma, Lloris, Sessegnon
Lineup: Fabian; Kerrer, Ogbonna, Creswell; Kufal, Rice, Suchek, Emerson; Bowen, Antonio, Benrahma
Matches between Tottenham and West Ham
|West Ham 1:1 Tottenham
|Tottenham 3:1 West Ham
|Tottenham 2:1 West Ham
|West Ham 1:0 Tottenham
|West Ham 2:1 Tottenham
|Tottenham 3:3 West Ham