It’s a London Derby in the EFL Cup quarterfinals as North London-based Tottenham plays host to East Londoners West Ham on Wednesday.
We’re expecting a close one as the soccer odds list Tottenham as ½-goal favorites.
Game: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. vs West Ham United F.C.
Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England, U.K.
Date/Time: Wednesday, 2:45 p.m. ET
|Team||Goal Line||Moneyline||Over/Under||Team Total|
|Tottenham||-½ (+125)||+125||2½ (-110o)||1½ +140o/-170u|
|West Ham||+½ (-155)||+225||2½ (-120u)||1½ +175o/-220u|
Tottenham vs West Ham Betting Preview
Head to Head
West Ham defeated Tottenham at the London Stadium in October as Michail Antonio scored the game’s only goal. It was West Ham’s second consecutive win over Tottenham.
The last 10 meetings have been completely even, as both teams have won four matches and drawn twice. They’ve also split their two previous EFL Cup meetings.
Tottenham Back From Long COVID Break
Since the end of November, Tottenham had four matches postponed. Three of those have been due to COVID-19 concerns while its game at Burnley was pushed back due to snow.
The Spurs took the field for the first time in two weeks on Sunday vs Liverpool. They were able to come away with a 2-2 draw in an excitingly open match.
Tottenham easily could have scored four or five goals had the Spurs taken their chances, but perhaps the lack of game time got to them. Harry Kane importantly got on the scoresheet and it was the first time he scored at home in the Premier League since May.
Son Heung-Min, who scored Tottenham’s second goal, has been the main goal threat this season. He has seven goals in 14 Premier League matches.
Ever since his transfer holdout in the summer, Kane hasn’t been the same player. With a world-class manager at the helm now, it’s possible he stays long term.
The Spurs have been one of the better soccer pick since Antonio Conte replaced Nuno Espirito Santo. They’re undefeated in five Premier League matches with Conte at the helm.
Tottenham won on penalties over the Wolves in the third round of the EFL Cup and shut out Burnley 1-0 to make the quarterfinal.
West Ham’s match vs Norwich City on Saturday was postponed because of Norwich’s COVID outbreak. The Hammers have been relatively unscathed by COVID but they did lose their last match.
Last Wednesday, West Ham took part in another London Derby and were defeated 2-0 by Arsenal. The Hammers failed to create much on offense and Antonio was rendered a non-factor by the Gunners’ back line.
Despite the loss, David Moyes has done a great job with this West Ham team. They’ve been a solid pick for betting online in the Premier League, Europa League and EFL Cup.
They’re in the thick of a top-four challenge and finished first in their Europa League group. Now, rumors are swirling that they could sign former Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen in January.
They’ve had the hardest route to the EFL Cup quarterfinals, bar none. The Hammers defeated Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford and beat Manchester City on penalties at home.
Tottenham will have a rest disadvantage after playing on Sunday. Meanwhile, West Ham will undoubtedly want to move past its defeat to Arsenal with a big result here.
Based on their sportsbook odds of -155 to cover the ½-goal spread, bettors are confident of the Hammers’ chances to avoid defeat. I’m going one step further and taking them to win at favorable +225 odds.