West Ham vs Tottenham: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Gordon "Flash" Watson

Monday, November 18, 2019 4:42 PM UTC

Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 4:42 PM UTC

Tight hard fought London Derby on the cards
<div><h2 style="text-align:center">West Ham vs Tottenham</h2><p style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/eng/premier-league/tottenham-hotspur-vs-west-ham-united-3841277/" target="_blank" title="Game Odds"><strong>Saturday, 23rd November at London Stadium</strong></a></p><h2>West Ham</h2><p>West Ham host near neighbours Spurs in the Saturday lunchtime game. The Hammers are without a win in seven which has included two draws. This game is always one of the first both sets of fans look for when the fixtures are published in mid June. Manuel Pellegrini has adopted a 4-1-4-1 formation with record summer signing Sebastian Haller being the lone striker. Haller has scored four in 11 Premier League games. Talented wide men Felipe Anderson and Robert Snodgrass roam down the flanks, it has left the middle of the home sides midfield vulnerable. Pellegrini’s defence has conceded 20 goals in 11 Premier League games. With plenty effort and a longing not to get beat in this local Derby a tight scrappy affair could be on the cards. The home fans will be urging their hero’s forward at every opportunity, airing on the side of caution might be the best way to gain something out of this game.</p><p><strong>KEY Strengths:</strong></p><ul> <li>Home atmosphere, controlling a pure football match</li></ul><p><strong>KEY Weakness: </strong></p><ul> <li>Confidence low, being too spread out across midfield</li></ul><p> </p><h2>Spurs</h2><p>Spurs currently sit 14th in the Premier League. The visitors have no wins in five which includes three 1-1 draws. Mauricio Pochettino must be frustrated and disappointed with the performances so far this season from this highly talented squad. Harry Kane as always carries a goal threat. Spurs need the likes of Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli to find their form quickly so that the North London side can attack on all fronts. At the start of the season a top four finish was the highest of priorities for Spurs. Not having a settled back four has hindered their ability to keep clean sheets. A clean sheet this Saturday lunchtime would in my opinion go a long way to filling up the confidence tank, which is very low at this moment in time. The visit to fellow struggler’s West Ham this weekend will test every players attitude and resolve.</p><p><strong>KEY Strengths</strong>:</p><ul> <li>Creativity, Kanes goals</li></ul><p><strong>KEY Weakness:</strong></p><ul> <li>Confidence in Defence, Star players not performing</li></ul><p style="text-align:center"><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=168&amp;a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3"><img alt src="https://images-production-euw2-753931602578.s3.amazonaws.com/5d582dcf927b95968483da5f/original-10-bet-new-customer-welcome-bonus" style="width:100%" /></a></p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>These two teams have a combined record of no wins in 10 games. Draws have very much been on the cards. Man on man match up says Spurs are the favorites, I find it very hard to have faith in such an under performing bunch. Harry Kane is the form player on the pitch after scoring four goals in two games for England in the last week. West Ham have got to compete and match Spurs from the first minute to the last. The occasion and situation of both these teams current standings edges me to a scrappy nervous affair. A draw for the home side would be a plus. Anything but a win for the visitors would be seen as more points dropped in their pursuit of a top four finish. I expect both teams to defend deep and try and not get hit on the break.</p><p><strong>Best Tips:</strong></p><ul> <li>Both teams to score NO @2.75 at <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">Bet365</a></li> <li>Under 2.5 goals in the Match @2.50 at <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&amp;a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="A+ Rated Bookmaker!">Betfair</a></li></ul></div>
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