This weekend in the English Premier League, some fixtures of the 30th matchday will take place. Here, for example, on Sunday at 17.30 the London derby Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Ham United will be played. Here, the seventh-placed team receives at the homonymous stadium the sixth-placed side, with both city rivals having collected 48 points. However, the home squad completed one game less. Anthony Taylor is the referee for this match.
Starting with a 3-2 win away to leaders Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur won four of their last six league games so far. In this, the second loss of points happened on Saturday with a 2-3 away defeat to fifth-placed Manchester United. Before and thereafter, Antonio Conte’s team beat three teams ranked in the second half of the standings. Namely: after a 4-0 at Leeds and a 5-0 against Everton, they managed a 2-0 at Brighton & Hove Albion on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, for the visitors, the Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Ham United derby comes three days after they advanced to the Europa League quarter-finals. After losing 0-1 in Spain, David Moyes’ side prevailed after extra time 2-0 in the return leg. In the Premier League, the Hammers from mid-February initially experienced a 2-2 at 12th-placed Leicester City and a 1-1 home draw against 14th-placed Newcastle United. Thereafter, so far, there were two home wins against Wolverhampton Wanderers (1-0) as well as on Sunday against Aston Villa (2-1) and in between a defeat at Liverpool (0-1).
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What speaks for Tottenham Hotspur?
- Play a home fixture
- Won four of their last six championship games so far
- Opponents lost five of their last nine Premier League away games so far
What speaks for West Ham United?
- Won at home in their first Premier League encounter of the 2021/2022 season
- The home side are missing more injured players
Our betting prediction:
- Bet: Both teams to score goals – Yes
- Bookmaker: 1xBet
- Odds: 1.73
Expert analysis Tottenham Hotspur
On 13 February, Tottenham Hotspur suffered their third EPL defeat in a row with a 0-2 home loss to eighth-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers. The following matchday, Antonio Conte’s side returned to winning ways with a 3-2 at leaders Manchester City. And they did so after a crazy final phase. After Riyad Mahrez equalized for the home side with a penalty in the 92nd minute, Harry Kane scored the winning goal three minutes later. Here, the Citizens failed to capitalize on their 72% ball possession.
Immediately afterwards, Conte’s side came back down to earth with a 0-1 away defeat to second-bottom Burnley. However, Tottenham Hotspur responded to this further setback by boosting their confidence with nine goals in two league games. Specifically, the Spurs celebrated a 4-0 away win against fifth-bottom Leeds United and a 5-0 home win against fourth-bottom Everton.
That little winning streak snapped on Saturday with a 2-3 away defeat to fifth-placed Manchester United. Thus, for the second time in a row against an opponent who is at least on a par with them, goals came from both teams. And we would use the match against the Red Devils as a yardstick more than the 2-0 at 13th-placed Brighton & Hove Albion on Wednesday. Conte will have to cope without three injured players. This includes central defender Japhet Tanganga, defensive midfielder Oliver Skipp and left midfielder Ryan Sessegnon.
Expert analysis West Ham United
Unlike their opponents in the Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Ham United clash, the Hammers played in a European Cup on Thursday. Moyes’ side won in the Europa League 1-0 at home against Sevilla after regular time. After a 0-1 away defeat in the first leg, the game went into extra time. Afterwards, the Andalusians lost 0-2.
In the Premier League and after a 3-2 win at eleventh-placed Crystal Palace on New Year’s Day, the Hammers won exclusively at home. Moreover, half of these victories came against teams fighting against relegation. Specifically, we mean Norwich City (2-0) and Watford (1-0). After the win against the Hornets, West Ham United initially drew 2-2 at twelfth-placed Leicester City and 1-1 at home to 14th-placed Newcastle United.
Then, February ended for Moyes’ side with a 1-0 home win over Wolverhampton Wanderers. This was followed by a 0-1 defeat at second-placed Liverpool, with the Hammers losing for the fifth time in nine EPL away matches. Next, on Sunday, they managed a 2-1 home win over Aston Villa. Here, the goals all came in the final 20 minutes. Andriy Yarmolenko and Pablo Fornals gave them a 2-0 lead before the ninth-placed side scored in the 90th minute. That marked the third time in five Premier League appearances of West Ham United, in which both sides netted.
From today’s point of view, Moyes will have to do without two players. One of them is centre back Angelo Ogbonna, who will be absent until August after rupturing his cruciate ligament. Moreover, two key players – the right-winger Jarrod Bowen and the right-back Vladimir Coufal – will miss this London derby.
Head-to-head comparison Tottenham Hotspur – West Ham United
This is the third Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Ham United competitive fixture of the 2021/2022 season. Here, the Spurs experienced against the Hammers at the end of October a 0-1 away defeat in the Premier League and at the end of December a 2-1 home win in the League Cup. Previously, Tottenham Hotspur recorded a 3-3 home draw and a 1-2 away defeat against West Ham United in the 2020/2021 EPL.
Our betting prediction and the best odds
Ahead of the London derby Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Ham United, the betting sites’ odds reflect a favouritism for the home side. Since Conte’s team recently only won against teams ranked in the second half of the table, this is primarily due to the Hammers’ weakness away from home. However, the city rivals collected the same number of points. And even if the Spurs played one game less, we wouldn’t go for three-way wagering.
Instead, we suggest betting on the fact that both teams will score goals. In their recent matches against opponents who are at least on a par, Tottenham Hotspur experienced a 3-2 as well as a 2-3. Furthermore, goals from both teams came in three of West Ham United’s last five championship appearances so far.
Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Ham United – betting prediction: Both teams score goals – Yes, odds 1.73 at bookmaker 1xBet
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