West Ham United vs Tottenham Hotspur Predictions
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- Both teams have scored in seven of West Ham’s last 10 home league games.
- Both teams have notched in two of the last three Premier League meetings between West Ham and Spurs.
- West Ham have scored at least once in each of their last 11 Premier League home assignments.
- Tottenham were unbeaten in seven of their last eight meetings with West Ham.
Keenly contested capital clash in store
West Ham are a surprise entry in the race for Champions League qualification this season, and the Irons face another big test of their top four credentials when London rivals Tottenham cross the capital in search of points on Sunday.
The Hammers are a tough nut to crack under David Moyes, and Man Utd (twice), Liverpool (twice) and Chelsea are the only sides to have beaten West Ham in 24 competitive assignments since September.
Indeed, Moyes’s Irons have been one of the division’s most improved teams this season, and West Ham have tasted defeat just once in ten top-flight tussles ahead of Sunday’s derby.
Tottenham sinking fast
A dismal run of four losses in five has sent Tottenham plummeting towards the league’s midsection meanwhile, and a solid Europa League win over Austrian outfit Wolsberger on Thursday would have done little to lift spirits in North London.
Spurs were completely outplayed by champions elect Man City in their last Premier League outing, and their 3-0 reverse at the Etihad was another blot on an away record that shows just one victory from seven attempts on the road.
Goals at both ends likely
West Ham and Tottenham shared six goals in a pulsating 3-3 draw when they last faced off in October, and while another deluge of goalmouth action is unlikely in Sunday’s rematch, both teams to score backers could be rewarded again.
Both teams found the net in seven of West Ham’s last ten Premier League home games, and while the Irons’ overall results have been decent, their haul of just three clean sheets from the same period shows they can be got at.
With Harry Kane and Son Heug-min back in tandem, Tottenham have the class to take a chance at the London Stadium, though West Ham, who have notched in every single league game on their own patch since their opening weekend blank against Newcastle, carry enough threat to bite back.
Our 1-1 correct score prediction tips Spurs to battle their way to a draw however. Tottenham have lost just one of their last eight league meetings with the Hammers, and when you consider that West Ham have dropped points in four of their last seven on home soil, Spurs look capable of nabbing a share of the spoils.
West Ham injuries and team news
West Ham will assess Darren Randolph and Fabian Balbuena closer to kick off on Sunday, but Arthur Masuaku, Andriy Yarmolenko and Angelo Ogbonna have all been ruled out.
Key attacker Michail Antonio could return from his layoff however which would be a big boost for the Irons.
Tottenham Hotspur injuries and team news
Serge Aurier will miss out for Spurs on Sunday, as will the injured midfielder Giovani Lo Celso.
Serio Reguilon is back in training however and could come back in at left back.