A good run of form has seen Tottenham win four of their previous six competitive matches (W4, L2). Despite their decent form, it hasn’t been an easy ride for Spurs fans in recent weeks. Across their previous nine competitive matches, seven have been settled by just a one-goal margin (W3, L4).
Spurs only moved into their new stadium earlier this month, yet their new home is already becoming somewhat of a fortress. They have won all four of their competitive matches there and have yet to concede a single goal. Additionally, six of their eight goals in those matches have come in the second half.
West Ham have been in free fall recently and haven’t won any of their previous four league matches (D1, L3). More worrying for Manuel Pellegrini is the fact his side have not kept a clean sheet in six league matches and have conceded at least two goals in each of those games.
The ‘Hammers’ have lost three of the previous five competitive meetings with Spurs (W1, D1, L3). Notably, three of those games saw one team score exactly three match goals.
Players to watch: Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son can boast four goals in his previous six competitive matches. Meanwhile, Felipe Anderson scored in West Ham’s last league away game to take his tally to nine league goals for the season.
Stat attack: Each of Tottenham’s previous six competitive victories have been ‘to nil’.
Three of Tottenham’s previous five competitive matches have finished 1-0 (W2, L1).
Tottenham have conceded 40% of their league goals after the 75th minute.
West Ham have failed to win their last eight league away matches (D1, L7).
West Ham have conceded 33.33% of their away league goals after the 75th minute.
Will not play
Referee: Taylor A. (Eng),
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (London)