A tough match to predict

Last updated: November 20, 2015 by Leon Marshal

Game details

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Kick-off: Sunday, 4pm
Venue: White Hart Lane
Coverage: Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live
Home form: DWWWL
Away form: DLWWD
Last season: 2-2
Competition: The Premier League

Both Tottenham and West Ham have performed really well in The Premier League so far. Spurs have lost only once in 12 matches! They lost to Manchester United in the first round and since then Tottenham have won 5 games and have finished with 6 draws. Most impressive victory for Spurs was against the leaders – Manchester City. Tottenham humiliated The Citizens, slotting four into their net.

West Ham United are simply brilliant when the team is playing away from home. The Hammers have recorded victories over Liverpool (3-0), Manchester City (2-1), Arsenal (2-0) and Crystal Palace (3-1). They have lost only one game away from The Boleyn Ground – against Watford (0-2). In fact, West Ham have scored 12 goals in 6 away games, which is 2 per match on average.

Moreover, both teams have very similar stats in The Premier League. Tottenham and West Ham have collected 21 points and have scored 20+ goals. Spurs have won 45 from 106 games vs. The Hammers. The number of draws is 24 and there has been 37 victories for West Ham.

Team News

James Collins of West Ham was sent off against Watford and is to miss the game through suspension. Tottenham’s midfielder Lamela is also suspended for the fixture.

Nabil Bentaleb has resumed to full training after recovering from his ankle injury and can be included in the squad again by the manager.

Shortly after recovering from an injury, Enner Valencia has received another one. This time he is suffering from an ankle injury.

West Ham’s best player, Dimitri Payet has recently received an ankle ligament injury and will be back on the pitch in February.

Quotes of the week

Mauricio Pochettino coach Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham) : “’We lost our creativity and our way to play a bit, but how we came back shows that we have got a good mentality and great level of character in the squad.”

slaven bilic grinning Slaven Bilic (West Ham) : “West Ham always had a few things that were making it big. It had tradition and it had ’66 tradition, then it’s a cool name, West Ham United, I know from Europe.”

Expected line-ups:

Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Lloris, Vertonghen, Rose, Alderweireld, Walker, Dier, Dembele, Alli, Eriksen, Son, Kane
Subs Mason, Fazio, Davies, Vorm, Bentaleb, Townsend, Trippier.
Injured: N’Jie, Pritchard, Chadli
Not available: Lamela
West Ham (4-3-3): Adrian, Tomkins, Ogbonna, Jenkinson, Cresswell, Kouyate, Noble, Obiang, Moses, Lanzini, Carroll.
Subs O’Brien, Song, Jelavic, Randolph, Samuelsen, Zarate, Antonio
Injured: Valencia, Sakho, Payet
Not available: Collins

Key Battle

harry kane Kane this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
12 1040 6 3,8 0 1 1 0
Kouyate this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
11 976 3 1,3 1 0 1 0

So far this season

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Tottenham this season West Ham this season
5 League Position 6
3 (2) (at home) Wins (away) 2 (4)
5-1 vs. Bournemouth Biggest win 3-0 vs. Liverpool
3 (3) (at home) Draws (away) 2 (1)
0 (1) (at home) Losses (away) 2 (1)
0-1 to Manchester United Biggest Defeat 0-2 to Watford
Kane (6) Top scorer Payet (5)
Eriksen, Lamela (3) Assist Leader Cresswell, Payet (3)
Y27, R0 Discipline Y18, R4
3 Failures to score 1
4 Clean Sheets 3
7 Both Teams to Score Games 8
5 Over 2.5 Games 8
7 Under 2.5 Games 4
  • The last match between these two teams ended with late drama. West Ham were leading 2-0 at White Hart Lane 9 minutes to go, when Rose scored for Tottenham and in the last minute Kane equalised.
  • Tottenham is the team with the highest number of draws from the beginning of the season. Spurs have finished that way on 6 occasions.
  • Spurs haven’t lost a single game at home this season. They have won 3 from 6 games, have scored 10 goals and have conceded 4 in their net.
  • Both teams have collected 21 points and are just 5 away from first place. Tottenham are in front of West Ham, due to a better goal difference.

Head to Head

Last 5 meetings between the two sides
Date Competition Game Result First Goal-scorer
22/02/15 The Premier League Tottenham 2-2 West Ham Kouyaté 22′
16/08/14 The Premier League West Ham 0-1 Tottenham Dier 90′
03/05/14 The Premier League West Ham 2-0 Tottenham H. Kane (OG) 27′
18/12/13 The Capital One Cup Tottenham 1-2 West Ham E. Adebayor 67′
06/10/13 The Premier League Tottenham 0-3 West Ham Reid 66′