West Ham v Tottenham EFL Cup betting preview and tips
West Ham United have a fair few injury problems this season which is hardly ideal considering that they began the season with four straight defeats in the Premier League although there’s still much to like about what Manuel Pellegrini is going.
The Hammers are playing an ambitious style of football which really should have seen them land at least a point from their exertions against Tottenham and they previously beat Manchester United by a 3-1 scoreline.
Andriy Yarmolenko is the latest player to be on the treatment table, with the Ukrainian a long-term casualty although Felipe Anderson has been excellent since his £40 million move from Lazio and Marko Arnautovic has quickly become the team’s most dangerous forward.
Declan Rice is also having a breakthrough season in midfield and Pedro Obiang should be back for this clash against a Spurs team who will definitely not be at full strength just a few days after meeting Manchester City in the Premier League.
Mauricio Pochettino will surely field a weakened side in this match considering it comes so quickly after that Wembley clash and it’s not as though Spurs were convincing winners when triumphing 1-0 at the London Stadium in the Premier League recently.
It’s also worth noting that Spurs needed a penalty shootout at the Stadium MK to go through from the previous round against a Watford side who matched them all the way, with Dele Alli unlikely to be risked for this encounter after continuing to suffer with injury problems.
We can get with the home side here on the Asian Handicap at nearly even money and you will get money back if they only draw the match, something which would see the game go to spot kicks.
However, Pellegrini will be out for a sort of revenge against the London opponents and the crowd are sure to be fired up for one of the grudge matches of the campaign.
West Ham 0 @ 1.95 with bet365