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Tottenham vs West Ham Prediction & Betting tips
Usually derbies electrify the masses in a city. This is also the case in London, where there are currently five Premier League clubs. Two of them face off in a direct duel on Tuesday evening. Tottenham welcomes West Ham. The betting providers see the home side in the favorites role according to their odds, which coincides on the one hand with the current status in the table and on the other hand with our subjective feeling.
The bottom line of Jose Mourinho’s team is a disappointing season, but the Spurs have such a high-quality squad that one can almost expect a “breakout” in the near future. This also seems to be sorely needed, because otherwise there is a risk of a season without a European Cup, which of course would open up bitterly to last year’s Champions League finalist.
As part of the 31st game day in the Premier League, the ranking expert will deal with another problem child. West Ham United currently greets from 17th place and therefore has to fear for relegation. The Hammers currently only rank above the line, as they have three goals better than Bournemouth.
Because the relegation candidate also deservedly lost 2-0 to the Wolverhampton Wanderers at home against the Wolverhampton Wanderers and is also a welcome guest in the English House of Lords with nine losses in 15 away games anyway, ahead of the London derby Tottenham against West Ham a tip on the home win of the favorite Lilywhites definitely close.
The Tottenham Hotspurs continue on the spot. In the first competitive game after the compulsory break, the Londoners played at home against Manchester United on Friday evening. In the tight race for the European Cup places, the Mourinho team wanted to win, but despite a 1-0 lead that lasted until the 81st minute, Tottenham ultimately had to make do with a 1-1 draw.
In the table, the Mourinho charges must continue to be content with position eight. The positive news, however, is that the gap to fifth place is only four points. If the European Cup suspension against Manchester City did indeed exist, this placement would suffice to participate in the premier class.
Until then, there is still a long way to go. The fact is that the Spurs urgently need a sense of achievement. This should start as soon as possible on Tuesday evening when the Lilywhites meet West Ham United in the London Derby. The fact that the blue and white are allowed to run at home gives hope for a positive result.
At home, Tottenham celebrated eight wins in 15 matches. The bottom line was almost twice as many points as at home. The proven home strength, which is underscored by a 2-0 win against Manchester City, is definitely an argument to risk a prediction between Tottenham and West Ham towards the favored home side.
It should also be stated that “The Special One” will no longer be an excuse for the previously tense personnel situation after the forced break. Especially on the offensive, the Portuguese star coach with Hyeung-Min Son, Harry Kane and Steven Bergwijn, the goalscorer for the 1-0 win over Manchester United, again has numerous high-quality options. All three are fit again and another reason why we believe in the success of Lilywhites.
Compared to the playful, decent appearance against the Red Devils, Mourinho will probably hardly change his starting line-up. The home game against the Hammers and the fixed three points are too important. Only Dele Alli, who returns after the suspension, is of course a candidate to join the team. Erik Lamela would have to give way for him. Question marks still stand behind the missions of Alderweireld and Lucas Moura.
The gap between aspiration and reality at West Ham United is once again very wide this season. Although the capital club again spent a lot of money in the summer to strengthen the squad, both broadly and at the top, the results have so far been lacking. Even worse: The ambitious kickers from east London are currently even worried about staying in the league.
In order to avoid the super gau in the form of a gear into the championship, the team of coach David Moyes must finally shift up one or two gears. However, this turns out to be difficult in that the Hammers look extremely unsettled and the slipping in the classification has taken on a certain momentum of its own. A comparable example in this country is Werder Bremen, although their starting position before the last Bundesliga matchday is of course even worse.
The East Londoners ranked 17th after 30 matchdays, but are tied with the first relegation spot that Bournemouth currently holds. Throughout the season, the Hammers had only 27 points and only celebrated seven wins. In contrast, there are 17 losses, six of them in the past eight matches.
The impulse after the coach change shortly before the turn of the year has long been lost and even the experienced Scotsman David Moyes does not seem inviolable after the 0-2 defeat at the restart against the Wolves. In 13 games under his leadership there were three successes, two draws and eight defeats. On average, the 57-year-old does not even get one counter per game with the Hammers.
Moyes also benefited from the interruption in terms of personnel, but his returning top performers could not even begin to counteract this at the weekend. It is therefore very likely that the coach will make numerous changes in his team. A somewhat more defensive attitude does not seem to be impossible either, especially since the Hammers were last conceded on 01 January.
Tottenham vs West Ham head to head matches
23.11.19 PL West Ham Tottenham 2 : 3
27.04.19 PL Tottenham West Ham 0 : 1
31.10.18 EFL West Ham Tottenham 1 : 3
20.10.18 PL West Ham Tottenham 0 : 1
04.01.18 PL Tottenham West Ham 1 : 1