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West Ham United vs Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League preview and odds


Published on: 04/05/2017

West Ham United vs Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League preview and odds

May 05, 2017 20:00pm - London Stadium

Premier League

West Ham United will look to extend their unbeaten run to five games when they host title challengers Tottenham Hotspur at the London Stadium on Friday night.

Hammers still not mathematically safe

West Ham United may have gone four games without being beat but they are still not mathematically safe from relegation. Defeat on Friday night could leave the Londoners sweating if Swansea City go on to beat Everton on Saturday night.

Despite moving into their new stadium, it has been a season to forget for the Hammers who were European contenders for much of last season. Having struggled to settle into their new home, they have spent most of this term keeping their heads above the relegation water. Speculation surrounding the future of manager Slaven Bilic has never gone away and will no doubt continue into the close season, even if the Irons stay up as expected.

Meanwhile, opponents Tottenham Hotspur still have not given up hope of snatching the Premier League crown from the hands of favourites Chelsea. The North London team are still four points behind the Blues with just three games left to play. With such a gap to bridge, it is imperative that Mauricio Pochettino’s men win all their remaining games while hoping that their rivals drop points.

The Lilywhites have lost just one of their last eight on the road (at Liverpool) including their last three in a row. They remain the league’s most in-form team and can be expected to win against a team that has struggled in matches against the top sides this season.

Team news

West Ham United:

Injured - Arthur Masuaku (knock), Michail Antonio (thigh), Pedro Obiang (ankle), Angelo Ogbonna (knee surgery), Gokhan Tore (quadriceps strain).

Doubtful - Diafra Sakho (knock), Andy Carroll (groin strain).

Tottenham Hotspur:

Injured - Harry Winks (ankle), Erik Lamela (groin), Danny Rose (knee).

Recent form (League)

West Ham United: DDDWL

Tottenham Hotspur: WWWWW

Betting odds and tips

Tottenham have won their last nine matches in a row and have not conceded in their last four. As a result, the Win to Nil bet looks tempting.

You can back Spurs to Win to Nil at 6/4 with Bet365.

By Neil Morris

Published on: 04/05/2017

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (04/05/2017 07:28:45) but are subject to change.