Place: Olympic Stadium. London.
Date: on the 20th of October, 2018 (Saturday)
Match start: 15:00 (GMT+1)
Having scored seven points in three rounds and having left the last place, Manuel Pellegrini‘s team lost away match to Brighton (0:1).
The Hammerers carried out six out of eight goals during a successful series, in the remained five rounds they have scored only two goals that in some way can explain the origin of series of unsuccessful results. Of course, it is impossible to tell that on the Amex Stadium the guests were weak if we speak about creation of the moments. 17 shoots for goal, from which 5 were made by the center forward Marko Arnautović, 84% of accuracy of passes with ball possession 65%.
In three last matches at home field West Ham gained two victories and once draw. Considering the fact that it is difficult not to enclose two rivals in a number of grandees (victory over MU 3:1 and a draw with Chelsea 0:0), it is necessary to pay attention to Pellegrini’s team.
Three victories over underdogs were gained by the Spurs prior to a pause for the national teams. But noting bright in a game is left after serially injured Bamidele Alli and Christian Eriksen.
Home victory over Cardiff (1:0) was brought by the direct shot of Eric Dier on the 8th minute. Further Tottenham was controlling the match course but it is hardly possible to say that Londoners deserved to win more convincingly. Counterattacks of the team of Warnock were also dangerous.
The team of Pochettino feels extremely good during away matches except for two defeats from Watford (1:2) and Milan Inter (1:2), Four victories are won by it in the remained matches at goal difference 9-2.
Head-to-heads of West Ham vs Tottenham
In ten last derbies between these teams they have both won 4 matches and tied four draws. The game of the second circle on Wembley last season ended in a draw 1:1, in the League Cup the Hammerers won away match over the rival (3:2) but the home match of the EPL ended for them with defeat with the same score.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match West Ham vs Tottenham
West Ham to win – 4.30
Draw – 3.80;
Tottenham to win – 1.85
The Hammerers will be less tired after a pause for matches of national teams. Also it is still unclear whether Eriksen who was injured prior to the international pause will be able to play. So we expect mutual sharpness and at least one point gained by the hosts