West Ham United vs Tottenham Hotspur
West Ham United aim to maintain their strong form when they host Tottenham in their upcoming London derby.
David Moyes’ Hammers have been exceeding expectations as they are in contention for a European qualification, which is putting the whole Premier League on notice.
West Ham United are currently fifth in the standings with 42 points and a victory at home would push them back into the top four assuming Chelsea loses their next match.
On the other hand, Tottenham have lost four of their last five and they have sunk to the ninth spot with 36 points.
The reverse fixture of this said matchup wasn’t short of goals and drama.
The Spurs had a seemingly insurmountable lead at the time and it looked that they had the victory in the bag. However, the Hammers rallied back to share the spoils.
Can Tottenham avenge their late-game collapse last time? Or will West Ham United’s momentum carry them over to another triumph?
West Ham United look invincible
The Hammers were on the edge of relegation before, but they are enjoying a drastic transformation as they have already eclipsed their points tally from last term.
David Moyes should be credited for instilling a winning mentality to his club as the favourable Premier League 2021 results kept on adding up as the weeks go by.
After being held to a goalless draw by Fulham in their last league game, West Ham dropped the hammer against Sheffield United with a 3-0 tally.
Declan Rice continues his fantastic campaign by adding a goal to his total, while his partner in Tomas Soucek remains an influential force in the middle.
Jesse Lingard, who was brought on over from Manchester United via loan, is enjoying a new lease in life as he is playing well in the winger spot.
In fact, Lingard has been so good that several reports indicate that he is being eyed by Gareth Southgate to possibly join the England national team very soon.
Moreover, top striker Michail Antonio and centre-back Fabian Balbuena are expected to play this weekend, while Andriy Yarmolenko and Angelo Ogbonna are both recovering from their respective injuries.
David Moyes surely has enough at his disposal to pull out another win.
Tottenham need a win badly
The Spurs need a shot in the arm if they have plans on reviving their once-promising campaign.
It wasn’t too long ago when they were on top of the Premier League standings, but now they find themselves languishing outside the European qualification spots.
Like most teams, Tottenham weren’t spared by the injury bug as their top hitman in Harry Kane suffered knocks which affected his overall performance.
As shown in their brutal loss against Manchester City on Valentine’s Day, the Spurs couldn’t keep up with City’s overwhelming firepower as their usual suspects in Kane and Son failed to find the back of the net.
Their recent win in the Europa League somehow alleviates their pain after seeing their top stars return into the scoring column.
Fresh from their outstanding performance, Jose Mourinho is optimistic that they can bounce back this weekend as they come in with more reinforcements.
Only Serge Aurier and Giovanni Lo Celso will remain sidelined, while Sergio Reguillon could return at left-back.
This London derby has a rich history as West Ham United and Tottenham have faced off in so many matches.
In 215 games total, Tottenham have the significant advantage with 98 wins, whereas West Ham United have won in 64 along with 53 draws.
When these two sides last met on October, it was basically a tale of two halves.
Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son scored three quick goals in just a span of 16 minutes, but the wheels fell off for them in the last 10 minutes.
Fabian Balbuena scored West Ham’s first goal in the 82nd minute, and then an own goal from Davinson Sanchez and a Manuel Lanzini equaliser put the final tally to 3-3.
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After a quick glance at the latest Premier League 2021 odds here at SBOTOP, this looks to be a similar result like in their previous encounter.
West Ham United are priced at 2.65 to win, while Tottenham are close at 2.72 and chances for a draw are at 3.10 in the 1X2 market.
The Hammers’ confidence is sky high coming into this game, which is something we haven’t seen for a long time and they will look to secure another win at home.
Although the Spurs are also coming in with confidence after a morale-boosting win versus Wolfsberg in the Europa League, the accumulated fatigue might be too much for Jose Mourinho to handle.
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