West Ham vs Tottenham
English Premier League, Season 2017/18
Date: Saturday, 23rd September 2017
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Olympic Stadium (London).
There is little love lost between the rivals - a dislike which was only further enhanced by West Ham's 1-0 victory over Spurs last season which ended their Premier League title challenge.
In fact, the Hammers have defeated Tottenham 14 times in the Premier League; their highest tally of wins against a single opponent in the competition.
They come into this clash as underdogs though against a strong travelling Spurs side, who know a win would equal a club record of five successive Premier League away wins.
This included a richly impressive 3-0 win over Everton in their previous away game, which took their tally to 18 goals in their last four away league games on the road.
West Ham vs Tottenham: Head-to-head
There has been only one draw in the last 10 league meetings between the two sides across all venues. Spurs won 5 as against West Ham’s 4.
Last four meetings between the two sides ended in home wins.
West Ham won 4 of the last six Premier League home matches against Spurs and lost 2. This includes 1-0 win back-to-back wins across last two seasons.
Last four games saw under 2.5 goals with West Ham winning three of them while losing the other.
There has been only two instance where over 2.5 goals were seen in West Ham’s home ground in the last 9 h2h meetings between the two sides.
West Ham vs Tottenham: Predictions
Spurs look like clear favourites in paper and they are coming on the back of a stunning form on the road. The disappointing goal-less draw against Swansea last week will make them do better in this match.
On the other hand, West Ham pulled things back after a poor start, but it is too early to trust this team as inconsistency is their hallmark. Yet, the Hammers had done quite well in this particular fixture. Also, their three defeats in last 7 seasons came by a single goal margin.
West Ham vs Tottenham: Bet Tips
Full-Time – West Ham +1.5 Asian Handicap for 1.50 odds with Bet365.
Total Match Goals – Under 2.5 goals at 2.10 odds with Betfair.