West Ham United
19:00 GMT 05 May 2017
As the 2016/17 Premier League draws to an exciting close, there’s still games to be played and points to be won and the visitors, Tottenham, have still got everything to play for. In one of very few Friday night football matches, Tottenham will be looking to keep the pressure on the league leaders, Chelsea, as they make the short trip across London to face a West Ham side who have very little left to play for. Spurs sit 2nd, 4 points behind Chelsea while West Ham are 15th with 7 points separating them from the drop zone.
The last 6 meetings between the two sides have been pretty even as Tottenham have won 3, West Ham have won 2 and there has been 1 draw. The last meeting in November ended with Spurs winning 3-2. Both teams have scored on 3 of the 5 occasions.
Even though they are pretty much safe in the Premier League, it would still be a good thing for the Hammers to get to the magic 40-point mark with a victory over Tottenham. It would also bring some security to Slavan Bilic’s job which is under major scrutiny. But with several absences they might struggle. Andy Carroll and Michail Antonio are the main two on the injury table and they won’t return for the last few games.
Latest matches: West Ham United
|29.04.2017||Prem||Stoke City||West Ham United||0:0||D|
|22.04.2017||Prem||West Ham United||Everton FC||0:0||D|
|15.04.2017||Prem||Sunderland AFC||West Ham United||2:2||D|
|08.04.2017||Prem||West Ham United||Swansea City||1:0||W|
|05.04.2017||Prem||Arsenal FC||West Ham United||3:0||L|
Spurs look just like they’ll keep the pressure on Chelsea with a win in this tie and with no new injuries, their well-oiled engine will roll seamlessly onto their next game. Danny Rose is still out along with Erik Lamela, but they won’t be a problem for the North Londoners.
Latest matches: Tottenham Hotspur
|30.04.2017||Prem||Tottenham Hotspur||Arsenal FC||2:0||W|
|26.04.2017||Prem||Crystal Palace||Tottenham Hotspur||0:1||W|
|22.04.2017||FA C||Chelsea FC||Tottenham Hotspur||4:2||L|
|15.04.2017||Prem||Tottenham Hotspur||Bournemouth AFC||4:0||W|
|08.04.2017||Prem||Tottenham Hotspur||Watford FC||4:0||W|
There’s absolutely no doubt that Tottenham go into this London derby as huge favourites. West Ham fans have given up with their side this season and as they’ve moved into their new, larger stadium I think this season has been written off in many ways. I fully expect a convincing Spurs win with no response from West Ham. It should be a good Friday evening if you’re a Tottenham fan.
05 May 2017 - 19:00 GMT
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