Expect Hard-Fought Match Between Top-Seven Sides
After a very rocky first half of the season, Tottenham is finally meeting expectations. Head coach Antonio Conte has done a great job of re-establishing the team’s confidence. That includes Harry Kane, who forgot about being transferred and now is among the English Premier League top scorers.
On the other hand, West Ham has exceeded expectations all season. The Hammers have put up a good fight not only in the EPL, but also in the UEFA Europa League. That’s why they come in as a very tempting underdog to include in your soccer picks, especially at +380.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and Premier league odds for Tottenham vs West Ham. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.
Tottenham Becomes Resilient Team
Since Conte took over, Tottenham is 10-3-5, losing two straight matches only once. Plus, three of those losses were on the road.
Most recently, the Spurs defeated Brighton 2-0, allowing them to recover from a heartbroken defeat at Old Trafford. Cristian Romero and Kane were the scorers. Besides the clean sheet, the Spurs’ defensive unit didn’t allow a single shot on goal.
As I mentioned before, Kane has been on fire, scoring in four of their last five matches. Overall, he has scored 12 goals, the same as other superstars such as Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) and Sadio Mane (Liverpool). Son Heung-Min has also been very productive and follows Kane with 11 goals.
The Spurs, who won three of their last four games when playing as the betting online favorite, are offering a -140 price. Playing at home has a lot to do with it, but also that there are no major injuries to report. Unlike West Ham, Tottenham didn’t play midweek, meaning its players will be more rested.
A victory would allow them to tie Arsenal (fourth place) at 51 points.
West Ham Representing EPL
Midweek, West Ham defeated Sevilla 2-0 to advance to the UEFA Europa League Round of 8. Sevilla was among the online gambling favorites to go all the way. That means the Hammers are no strangers to pulling off an upset.
Domestically, they sit in sixth place, also three points behind Arsenal. Most recently, the Hammers defeated Aston Villa 2-1 despite losing possession and finishing with fewer shots on goal. Andriy Yarmolenko and Pablo Fornals were the scorers.
We’re talking about a well-balanced team that is used to putting up a good fight when playing on the road. Manchester United and Liverpool suffered a lot to beat them 1-0, while they managed to draw 2-2 with Leicester City.
Individually, Jarrod Bowen is having a great season. He’s the team’s top scorer, alongside Michail Antonio, with eight goals. The difference is that Bowen also leads the team in assists with eight. He didn’t play against Sevilla due to injury but is expected to return on Sunday.
The Hammers are also a resilient team, just like head coach David Moyes stated in the press conference: “We’re a resilient group of players and we hope that we’ll all be fine and we’ll go again. We always want to challenge the best teams.”
Tottenham vs West Ham Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 159
- Tottenham Victories: 68 (260 goals)
- West Ham Victories: 53 (217 goals)
- Draws: 38
It seems like playing at home is very important when it comes to this series. The home side won four of their last five encounters.
This season, they already met twice. West Ham won their first EPL meeting 1-0 with a goal from Antonio. Later, they met in the EFL Cup Round of 8 and Tottenham won 2-1. Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura were the scorers.
Each won four of their last 10 meetings while the total went under six times.
Tottenham vs West Ham Game Information
- Date: Sunday
- Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
Tottenham vs West Ham Betting Lines
Tottenham vs West Ham Prediction
For Tottenham, this is a six-point contest, especially after losing to Manchester United. Winning would allow them to depend only on themselves to finish in the top five. Once again, West Ham will put up a good fight. However, containing Kane and Heung-Min is simply too much for a team that’s not well rested.
Both scored in four of their last six meetings. Expect that to happen again and include the over in your soccer betting ticket.
Score Prediction: Tottenham 2, West Ham United 1