Spurs will face the Hammers in a London derby at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday.
Spurs are currently struggling as they have lost their last two games after securing a win against Man City. They were defeated by Leicester in the league, which hurt them even more as they were beaten by 4-1. Additionally, they lost to Milan in the Champions League this week. With other teams competing for a spot in the top 4, Spurs will need to win this upcoming match in order to keep their hopes alive for a top 4 finish. They are currently in the 5th position, and are 2 points behind Newcastle, who are in the 4th position.
This season, West Ham is having a tough time and is currently positioned at 16th place. However, their recent draws against Newcastle and Chelsea will serve as a source of motivation for them. They are only 2 points ahead of the bottom 3, so they will undoubtedly try their best to earn some points in this upcoming match, otherwise, a loss could see them slip back into the relegation zone.
Sunday, 19-02-2023; 4:30 pm (GMT), 10:00 pm (IST)
Tottenham Hotspur form (all competition): L-L-W-W-W
West Ham United form (all competition): D-D-W-W-L
Players to watch
Tottenham Hostpur: Harry Kane
Once again this season, Harry Kane has stood out as the most impressive player for Tottenham, having already scored 17 goals in the league. He has scored two goals in the last three league matches. In addition to his goal-scoring ability, his passing has also been excellent, as he can create chances with his through balls. He will undoubtedly be seeking to add more goals to his tally in the next match against the Hammers.
West Ham United: Jarrod Bowen
Having scored three goals and provided one assist in the last four matches across all competitions, the English midfielder is currently in good form. He had a decent performance against Chelsea last week, demonstrating his ability to be a counter-attacking threat, playing long through balls and cutting inside defenders. He will be hoping to continue his strong form and have a good game against Spurs.
- Only once in the last eight seasons West ham avoided defeated in both Premier League meetings with Tottenham.
- West ham has lost their last 5 away London Derbies in Premier League.
- Tottenham have never lost consecutive Home League London Derbies since November 2004. They lost their last home London derby against Arsenal 2-0.
Team and Injury News
Tottenham will be without their club captain Lloris, alongside Bentacur, and Sessegnon, who are all unavailable due to injuries. However, Hojbjerg, who missed the Champions League match against Milan due to suspension, will return to the squad.
West Ham, on the other hand, have several players on the injury list. Scamacca, Cresswell, Zouma, and Cornet are all out due to injuries. Moreover, Paqueta and Aguerd, who sustained injuries in their last match against Chelsea, may also be doubtful for the upcoming match against Spurs this weekend.
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Head-to-Head stats (in Premier League)
Matches – 26
Tottenham – 13
West Ham – 8
Draws – 5
Tottenham Hotspur predicted lineup (3-4-2-1)
Forster; Romero, Dier, Ben Davies; Emerson, Sarr, Hojbjerg, Perisic; Kulusevski, Son; Kane
West Ham United predicted lineup (3-4-2-1)
Fabianski; Kehrer, Ogbonna, Johnson; Coufal, Soucek, Rice, Emerson Palmieri; Bowen, Benrahma; Antonio
Despite both teams having a poor run of form in their recent games, Tottenham, who are playing at home, are the favourites to win. The presence of players like Harry Kane may prove decisive. A narrow victory for Tottenham is anticipated.
Prediction: Tottenham 1-0 West Ham
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