Despite West Ham’s woeful run, this could be a tricky one for Tottenham. Pochettino’s team are still trying to nail down a top four finish on the domestic front, however on Tuesday they take on Ajax in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final, arguably one of their most important games in recent memory. Form Labs bring you their betting preview and tips for the game while we bring you plenty of value in our Fanoosts section with our enhanced odds for another weekend of top-flight football.
Spurs Recent Form
There’ll be a buoyant mood inside the Spurs camp after their 1-0 defeat at City didn’t cost them, with each of their rivals for Champions League football also dropping points this past weekend, while they’ve since followed it up with their own 1-0 success over Brighton on Tuesday – even if they did leave it late to seal it.
That means Spurs have won four on the bounce without conceding at their new home in all competitions, averaging two goals per game, which poses significant problems for a Hammers side that are well below par at present.
West Ham Recent Form
Manuel Pellegrini’s outfit did put up their best performance in some time during the first half hosting the Foxes, though they had to settle for a point in the end as they threw away a much-needed victory, with Harvey Barnes striking a stoppage-time equalizer to deny them.
That soft underbelly leaves them with three defeats from their last four winless outings, conceding exactly twice in each of these games, while their record when excluding bottom-half teams leaves a lot to be desired.
Spurs v West Ham Betting Tips
West Ham have gone W1-D3-L8 since October against such sides, with five of the six points garnered coming on home turf, while this included a 1-0 victory for Spurs in the reverse fixture.
In fact, nine of their 11 defeats to top-half teams this term have seen them fail to score, and it’s hard not to be against them after they’ve lost 13 of 17 winless trips to ‘Big Six’ outfits since 2016-17 – including all five in the current campaign.
However, Spurs have only once put more than two goals past an opponent in nine outings, against basement dwellers Huddersfield, while they have the first leg of their Champions League semi-final with Ajax to play three days later.
That may well see them ease up in the closing stages rather than rackling up a bigger margin of victory, assuming they’ve done the business by then, although they won’t need to rest Son Heung-min with him being banned for the opening European leg and so we expect they’re capable of netting twice and a little flutter on the correct score looks a value option.
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