Premier League: Tottenham v West Ham match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at White Hart Lane

West Ham head to White Hart Lane on Sunday in the surprising position of seventh in the table. Sam Allardyce's men are a spot above Andre Villas-Boas' Spurs after an excellent start to the season and would really stamp their credentials with a result at Tottenham.

West Ham have shown perhaps the most valuable asset upon promotion, the ability to grind out results. Two wins and a draw on the road and three wins at home reveal a true resolve among Allardyce's squad.

Tottenham have shown glimpses under Villas-Boas but the figures do not deceive with only one win against top-10 opposition. Spurs were in Europa League action on Thursday but managed to rest a host of first-team regulars for the most part in the 0-0 draw with Lazio.

KICK-OFF: Sunday, 3pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Tottenham 0 West Ham 0, Premier League, March 2011

West Ham 1 (Piquionne) Tottenham 0, Premier League, September 2010

Tottenham 2 (Modric, Defoe) West Ham 0, Premier League, December 2009

STATS

Tottenham have already dropped 13 points from winning positions this season and if Premier League games lasted 80 minutes this season, Spurs would be second, behind West Brom

Jermain Defoe has scored in four of his last seven Premier League games for Tottenham against West Ham

Mark Noble has been booked in three of his last four Premier League appearances and has made more tackles than any other player in the division this term so far (50)

ODDS

Tottenham to win: 1.64

West Ham to win: 5.50

Draw: 3.75

TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.25pm

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