In the 5th round of the English Premier League, Tottenham will host West Ham at home, trying to get involved in the struggle for places in the top four – we assessed the teams’ chances of success and prepared a forecast for this meeting.
At the “Spurs” received mixed start to the season. Spurs lost at home to Everton (0-1), defeated Southampton (5-2), drew with Newcastle (1-1) and destroyed Manchester United at Old Trafford (6 : 1), rising to sixth place. Jose Mourinho’s team is very unstable, and so far they are playing better away.
But in other tournaments Spurs do much better. Tottenham advanced to the League Cup quarter-finals, beating Chelsea on penalties. In the Europa League, Tottenham made their way to the group stage, beating Shkendia (3: 1), Lokomotiv Plovdiv (2: 1) and destroying Maccabi from Haifa (7: 2).
Tottenham’s squad situation is generally good. Harry Kane and Son Heung Min are fine. Only Matt Doherty is not available for the match. The participation of Gareth Bale, Eric Dyer and Giovanni Lo Celso is questionable.
West Ham , oddly enough, played much better after David Moyes went to self-isolation due to coronavirus disease. In the League Cup, the Hammers defeated Hull (5: 1), and in the championship they beat Wolverhampton (4: 0) and Leicester (3: 0) to the 10th place. The only setback during this time with West Ham happened in the League Cup, where the club lost to Everton (1: 4).
With David Moyes, West Ham lost 0-2 to Newcastle and 1-2 Arsenal at the start of the season, but defeated Charlton 3-0 in the League Cup. During the pause for the national team matches, the Scotsman managed to recover, so he will again lead the Hammers from the coaching sidelines.
Before the meeting with Tottenham, West Ham have three personnel losses, not counting the leaving the club Jack Wilshire, Felipe Anderson and Josh Cullen. Ryan Frederiks was injured, Vladimir Tsoufal fell ill with coronavirus in the national team, and his compatriot Tomas Soucek, respectively, was quarantined.
Tottenham’s unbeaten streak has reached seven official matches.
In the Premier League, Spurs have lost only one in ten previous matches.
West Ham have won only two of their last 12 Premier League games on the road, taking into account last season.
In four of the five past away matches of the hammer fighters in the championship, the bet “total over 2.5” was played.
Tottenham have beaten West Ham in four of their last five face-to-face meetings. Last season, Spurs defeated the Hammers 2-0 at home, and were stronger 3-2 away.
In six of Tottenham’s eight past home matches with West Ham, they have played the “both will score” bet.
06/23/20 Tottenham West Ham 20
11/23/19 West Ham Tottenham 2: 3
04/27/19 Tottenham West Ham 0: 1
31.10.18 West Ham Tottenham thirteen
10/20/18 West Ham Tottenham 0: 1
Tottenham definitely need to improve in the Premier League, otherwise the Champions League will again pass by Jose Mourinho’s team. Spurs have all the key players in order, who, after a bright victory in the last round, should also be on an emotional upsurge. West Ham managed to surprise their fans, but on the road with the representatives of the top six, the Hammers and David Moyes are still playing poorly (five defeats in six past matches). Nevertheless, the guests must play enough for a goal. With the attack now, they are not so bad.
Our prediction – both will score for 1.75 in BC Marafonbet