2nd place Tottenham travel to play 15th place West Ham for their 3rd consecutive London derby as they will try to maintain the pressure on leaders Chelsea by winning this match and closing the gap on them to just a single point. They look to continue their winning strike and fight Chelsea for the title till the last round. The Spurs have the best defense this season with just 22 goals conceded in 34 rounds being the only unbeaten team in their home matches. Tottenham have won their previous nine Premier League fixtures scoring 25 goals and keeping six clean sheets in the process. West Ham have won only two of their last nine home match and they currently sit 15th in the standing seven points clear of the danger zone but is highly unlikely that they will go down. They are coming after three consecutive draws and they haven’t found the back of the net in their last two ELP fixtures.
After winning home against their local rivals Arsenal last round (2-0), Tottenham will try to take advantage of their great form against The Hammers. Statistically, despite being the best squad in the EPL across the last two season, The Spurs are feeling frustrated of not being able to win a trophy during this period. I believe that only if a miracle happens Tottenham can win the title. Not because they are not performing at their best level or cause they don’t deserve it but because Chelsea will not drop 4 points in the last 4 rounds of the season.
This season has been a really poor campaign for The Hammers. If last year they were playing for a Europa League group stage spot being knocked-out by the Romanian team Astra Giurgiu, this season they are fighting relegation. There have been rumors about Slaven Bilic’s future as West Ham manager after a disappointing season. This local derby is his best chance to prove that he can still provide great results and continue with the team also for the next season.
Tottenham are unstoppable right now and any other result than an away win would represent a huge surprise. They should have enough to win this derby and keep the pressure on Chelsea. But the odds for an away win are low @1.40 with Pinnacle. West Ham are priced @8 with Bet365 to win the match. Tottenham’s main striker Harry Kane is the 2nd top scorer in the Premier League with 21 goals scored this term and we expect him to find the back of the net in this match.
Best picks for the match:
Tottenham to win and under 4.5 goals in the match @1.83 with Paddy Power
Harry Kane to be anytime goalscorer @1.73 with Bet365 and other Green Listed Bookmakers