West Ham v Tottenham Premier League betting preview and tips
West Ham United might only occupy fifteenth place although there’s a fair amount of confidence among supporters that this will be a successful season under Manuel Pellegrini.
The Chilean saw his team beaten in their opening four games before bouncing back with wins over Everton and Manchester United, while these victories sandwiched a very credible goalless draw against Chelsea where the Hammers had the better chances.
A slender 1-0 defeat at Brighton saw some good chances missed and now comes a London derby which should be hotly-contested and you have to give the home side a sporting chance of recording victory at the London Stadium.
West Ham have a settled team playing good football and they are looking mean in front of their own fans, with Diop and Balbuena looking like a decent central defensive partnership in front of Lukasz Fabianski.
Marko Arnautovic is a quality operator as centre forward and is likely to be flanked by Andriy Yarmolenko and Felipe Anderson, with the wing men both enjoying good seasons since breaking into the first team.
Tottenham have several injury concerns and Jan Vertonghen will play no further part until December, while there is a doubt over the fitness of Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli ahead of this encounter.
West Ham supporters are sure to be fired up for this clash and we should expect the home side to avoid defeat in this clash at the very least, with Spurs having been beaten at Watford and also suffering defeat against Inter, Liverpool and Barcelona.
Spurs made hard work of beating Cardiff at home in their last match and it could be a battle that ends all square in the end.
West Ham +0.5 @ 2.02 with bet365