Match Preview : West Ham vs Spurs
Tottenham will look to bounce back from the disappointment of their 0-0 draw with Swansea City by recording a victory over bitter rivals West Ham this weekend.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men have yet to win a Premier League game at home this season but are undefeated on the road, and they will hope to continue that form at London Stadium.
West Ham, meanwhile, have won just once in the league this season – a 2-0 victory over Huddersfield Town – so will have to raise their game if they are to make sure “it happens again” against Spurs.
In a derby which has arguably grown in stature in recent years due to eventful matches, last-gasp winners and the pertinence of results; the Hammers most recently ending Spurs’ title hopes with a 1-0 win in May.
Manuel Lanzini, the goalscorer four months ago, is not available this weekend but a win for the hosts on Saturday lunchtime will move them to within one point of Spurs after an inconsistent start from both.
Match Details :
Date : Saturday, September 23
Time : 12:30 BST/ 7:30 ET/ 17:00 IST
Venue : London Stadium.
TV Broadcast : Sky Sports Premier League(UK), NBC (US), Star Sports Select 1/HD 1 (India).
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Team News :
West Ham : West Ham will be without creative fulcrum Manuel Lanzini against Spurs, while James Collins and Pedro Obiang are also likely to miss out. Mark Noble, however, is nearing a return to first-team action.
Potential starting XI: Hart; Zabaleta, Fonte, Reid, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate, Obiang; Antonio, Carroll, Hernandez.
Tottenham Hotspur : Spurs will be without Victor Wanyama, due to a knee injury, while Erik Lamela and Danny Rose also remain sidelined. Harry Kane should return to the starting XI after sitting out the Carabao Cup victory over Barnsley, while Son-Heung Min could move to the bench.
Potential starting XI: Lloris; Aurier, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Davies; Dembele, Dier; Alli, Eriksen; Kane.
My Score Prediction :
West Ham 1-1 Spurs