Premier League: Tottenham v West Ham match preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s Premier League match at White Hart Lane

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This weekend’s London derby is between two sides who have experienced contrasting fortunes so far this season.

West Ham are without a win since the opening day of the season and have lost their last two matches against Everton and newly promoted Hull. In the absence of Andy Carroll who remains sidelined with a heel injury, West Ham have struggled for goals and have the joint lowest number in the league with four.

Tottenham on the other hand are enjoying life post-Bale and are currently third in the league behind Liverpool and Arsenal. Their raft of new signings have bedded into the squad well with Paulinho and Soldado already scoring in the League this season and Christian Eriksen beginning to dictate matches from midfield. However it is not just in attack where they are impressive. Until last week’s draw against Chelsea Tottenham had not conceded a goal at home and have the joint best defence in the league letting in only two goals so far this season.

KICK-OFF: Sunday, 4.00pm


West Ham 2 (Carroll, Cole) Tottenham 3 (Bale 2, Sigurdsson), Premier League, February 2013

Tottenham 3 (Defoe 2, Bale) West Ham 1 (Carroll), Premier League, November 2012

Tottenham 0 West Ham 0, Premier League, March 2011


West Ham have not beaten Tottenham at White Hart Line since 1999 when Ian Wright and Marc Keller scored their goals.

Tottenham average 19.5 shots per game so far this season, the most of any team in the Premier League with their winger Andros Townsend averaging the most of any player.

West Ham have the lowest pass success in the Premier League with 73%.

Tottenham are unbeaten at home this season after three games, keeping two clean sheet and conceding one goal.


Tottenham to win: 1.45

West Ham to win: 9.4

Draw: 4.7

TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.25pm