This meeting between two London sides sees 8th placed Tottenham host West Ham in 17th on Tuesday night, kicking off at 20:15 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Tottenham are still in the hunt for a Champions League spot, nine points behind Chelsea who currently hold the final spot with 51 points in 4th.
The last five games have been mixed for Tottenham with 2 draws, 2 losses and a single win.
Following an encouraging 1-1 draw in a dramatic contest with Manchester United on Friday night, Tottenham will be hoping they can secure three points this time around.
West Ham’s superior goal difference is currently the only thing separating them from Bournemouth who occupy the final relegation spot, so the margins could not be tighter at this end of the table.
Recent form is not encouraging for West Ham fans, four defeats and just one win from their last five games, including the 2-0 home defeat to Wolves on Saturday, suggests getting anything from this game will be a surprise.
Previous League Meetings:
West Ham 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur (23/11/2019)
Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 West Ham (27/04/2019)
West Ham 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur (20/10/2018)
The most recent contest produced goals in Jose Mourinho’s first game as Tottenham manager, with 3 goals in the space of 13 minutes proving decisive for Tottenham.
Tottenham will likely welcome back Dele Alli after his one game ban for social media comments regarding the coronavirus pandemic. He is likely to take the place of Erik Lamela in the number ten role. Elsewhere Lucas Moura remains unavailable due to a head injury sustained in training. The only other potential change could be at centre back with Toby Alderweireld an option to replace Eric Dier who gave away a penalty on Friday night.
West Ham has no new injury worries, however, having a day shorter turnaround following their fixture against Wolves on Saturday some squad rotation may be required. The likes of Jack Wilshere and Andriy Yarmolenko could be pushing for starting spots having started on the bench on Saturday.
I expect Tottenham to have too much for West Ham. With a powerful front line of the 4-2-3-1 formation, there are plenty of scoring threats from Tottenham.
Match Preview written by Will Edwards.