West Ham vs Tottenham Preview, Team News, Line-Ups, Betting Tips & Prediction

By on May 5, 2017

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Tottenham will be looking to keep the pressure on Chelsea when they take on West Ham at the London Stadium tonight.

Spurs maintained a four point gap after beating Arsenal 2-0 in the North London Derby last Sunday after seeing Chelsea beat Everton at Goodison Park earlier in the day.

As Mauricio Pochettino’s side play first this weekend they have the opportunity to close the gap to just one point with a win tonight ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Middlesbrough on Monday.

However, West Ham will be out to spoil the party as a win for Slaven Bilic’s side would guarantee safety for another season after an inconsistent campaign for the Hammers.

Betting Tips

Spurs are the 2/5 favourites to win this game with the betting sites but if you want even more value then I like the look of both team to score at evens. A 2-1 Tottenham win can be found at odds of 8/1 while if we throw in Harry Kane to be first goalscorer in a 2-1 win then we’d get odds of 16/1.

Team news

Spurs will continue to be without Danny Rose as the defender isn’t due to resume full training until next week following over three months on the sidelines with a knee ligament injury.

Harry Winks won’t play again this season due to an ankle injury while Erik Lamela is also still recovering from a long-term hip problem.

Mousa Dembele could be set for a recall after being left out against Arsenal last weekend while Pochettino could revert to his preferred 3-4-2-1 formation.

As for West Ham, they’ll hand a late fitness test to Andy Carroll as he’s struggling with the groin problem while Arthur Masuaka is hoping to be fit despite carrying a foot injury.

Diafra Sakho, Michail Antonio, Pedro Obiang and Angelo Ogbonna are all out for the season.

Predicted Line-Ups

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Predicted Score

West Ham 1-2 Tottenham: The onus is on Spurs to get the win tonight but Pochettino’s men have been responding well to the pressure in recent weeks. They’ve won their last ten games in a row and I don’t see West Ham being able to halt that run. No doubt it will be a tight game, but I can see Tottenham going away with all three points again.

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