Competition: Premier League – Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Ham United
Venue: White Hart Lane – Sunday, November 22 – 16:00 GMT (11:00 ET)
Match Odds: Tottenham 8/15 – Draw 16/5 – West Ham 5/1
Spurs are in a great run of form, unbeaten in their last 11 league games, losing just the once on the opening day.
Tottenham come into this one off the back of their 1-1 draw against Arsenal before the international break. This was a good point but they could have easily taken all three, having outplayed the home side for the large majority of the match.
If Spurs are to make a serious charge for the top four this season these are the sort of games they must win, but it is going to be a tough ask for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
West Ham sit in a very respectable sixth place, only behind Spurs on goal-difference after their impressible start to the season.
They have already proved they have what it takes to win tough games against the top teams this season, with wins against Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea.
West Ham’s away form has been impeccable. They have four wins, one draw and one loss on the road, so are proving a nightmare for home sides to deal with.
This is a huge game for both sides as they are in great form. West Ham are without Dimitri Payet, which is a real concern for them, as he has been so instrumental this season.
Tottenham could be without as many as six players for this one. Nacer Chadli and Alex Pritchard are out, while Moussa Dembele, Nabil Bentaleb and Clinton N’Jie are doubts. Erik Lamela is suspended. Pochettino has some key players missing here and will be hoping Dembele can feature in the game given his fantastic run of form. Dele Alli will be looking to start once again after his performances earned him a place in the England starting lineup and scoring a wonder goal against France in midweek.
West Ham could also be without six players. James Collins is suspended, while Enner Valencia and Dimitri Payet are out. Alex Song, Pedro Obiang and Darren Randolph are doubtful. Payet will be huge miss for West Ham. The Frenchman has netted five goals so far this season and been key to their success.
Tottenham’s last five in the Premier League: D/D/W/W/D
West Ham’s last five in the Premier League: D/W/W/L/D
Key Stat: Tottenham are unbeaten in their last 11 outings. They will be expecting to continue their great run of form.
Key Player: Harry Kane – The Englishman looks to have his magic touch back in front of goal, having netted five in his last three. He will be looking to cause problems for the away side here.
Tottenham 2-1 West Ham – A real close tie that we expect the hosts to just edge. With key players missing it will be interesting to see who steps up to the mark for both sides.