Premier League: West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Premier League fixture at Upton Park

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Tottenham will be hot favourites for tonight's match, as they look to leapfrog Chelsea into third place.

Manager Andre Villas-Boas would certainly love to look down upon former club Chelsea, and would be glad of the momentum going into Sunday's north London derby at home to Arsenal.

West Ham are still only six points above the drop zone, and may struggle to reverse their recent poor form, with matches against Chelsea, Stoke and Manchester City coming up next.

KICK-OFF: 8.00pm


Spurs 3 (Defoe 44, 64  Bale, 58) West Ham 1 (Carroll 82), Premier League, November 2012.

Spurs 0 West Ham 0, Premier League, March 2011.

West Ham 1 (Picquionne 29) Spurs 0, Premier League, September 2010.


West Ham have only won two of their last 13 games

They have conceded an average of two goals a game in 2013

This year, 80% of Tottenham's goals have come from Gareth Bale (7) and Clint Dempsey (5)

They have only lost two of their last 20 games

Tottenham have won only 23 of the 95 away Premier League games against other London sides


West Ham to win: 3.6

Spurs to win: 2.3

Draw: 3.55

TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 at 8pm