Tottenham vs West Ham Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Tottenham vs West Ham | Sunday 22 February, 2015 | White Hart Lane | 12.00
West Ham are looking to get back on top form against Tottenham on Sunday after suffering a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of West Brom in the FA Cup last weekend.
The London derby will certainly get the blood pumping as Hammers boss Sam Allardyce looks to avoid further embarrassment after the weekend’s game led some to call for his dismissal.
Allardyce is hoping to play a far stronger side than in recent weeks. Winston Reid and James Collins both look fit to return from injuries, allowing Cheikhou Kouyate to return to midfield.
Carl Jenkinson is determined that his side get back on good form against Spurs this weekend and end their run of disappointing results.
“Tottenham is a huge game,” said Jenkinson. “It always is anyway but particularly after a heavy defeat. There’s a lot of disappointment around the club at the moment and we need to turn it around and get back on track.
“I think the main thing is that we have the players to [play in the big games. We’ve got a good squad and good players here. Everyone seems to lift themselves for the bigger games that bit more.
“We have done it very well in the big games and it’s important that we keep on doing that. It’s also important we focus on every game and win the other games too.”
Tottenham are facing a difficult schedule this week with Europa League games against Fiorentina as well as the Capital One Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley on March 1. Mauricio Pochettino faces some difficult selection decisions if his men are to keep in good form in all three competitions and still be in with a chance of winning some silverware.
The last two Premier League games between these two sides produced an astonishing total of 48 fouls, with three red cards between them. Hammers’ Collins and Spurs’ right-back Kyle Naughton were both sent off in Tottenham’s 1-0 victory at Upton Park last August, while Younes Kaboul’s sending off for Spurs allowed West Ham to claim a 2-0 home win in May.
Spurs currently sit in sixth place in the table, while West Ham are only 5 points behind in eighth as both sides cling to the hope of claiming European spots next season.
Tottenham vs West Ham Betting Tips
With Spurs facing such a packed schedule it could well be the more rested West Ham side to take the victory. We’re tipping a 0-1 win for the Hammers at 12/1 with Betway and Diafra Sakho to score the first and only goal, offered at 13/2 with 888 Sport.