Both sides earned impressive big wins before the break, but West Ham would be particularly fired up after they fell to a double loss in this fixture last term.
Premier League 2020/2021
Date: Sunday, October 18th
Kick-off: 17:30 pm
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Tottenham have managed to cope quite well with their busy schedule, a program of four games in eight days which began in rather frustrating fashion when they were held to a 1-1 by Newcastle at home, no thanks to that late penalty call.
They bounced back strongly however, beating Chelsea and Maccabi Haifa in the cup games and lately thrashing Manchester United in the league to come into the weekend sitting sixth, with seven points already on the board.
After a prolonged period of self-isolation due to coronavirus, manager David Moyes returns to the dugout for West Ham who beat Leicester City 3-0 last time.
The Hammers have remarkably won three of their last four in his absence, and he will want to help them come within a point of double figures for points at this stage of the season — a feat which a win will guarantee them.
Either way, the Scotsman will first have to put behind a very precarious record against Spurs’ Jose Mourinho. He will be looking for his first ever win over the Portuguese, having failed to win the last 14 meetings, which is actually his worst run against a particular manager.
With games against Manchester City and Liverpool to follow on from here, he and his West Ham side will surely be fired up for a testing schedule of games. Can they throw a spanner in the works for Spurs in this one?
Steven Bergwijn, Giovani Lo Celso and Japhet Tanganga are all doubts for the hosts while a hamstring injury kept Eric Dier out of England’s last international game.
Gareth Bale had been in full training with during the break and might be handed his second debut for Tottenham here. New signing Carlos Vinicius is also available for selection.
Issa Diop has now also recovered from covid and is available for back in contention.
Ryan Fredericks and Arthur Masuaku are both doubts for West Ham.
Head to Head
In 155 competitive meetings, Tottenham have 67 wins to West Ham’s 51. 37 games have been drawn.
Tottenham’s last five competitive games: WDWWW
West Ham’s last five competitive games: LWWLW
This is a derby that has the tendency to go bonkers in terms of goalscoring, just like we saw in the reverse fixture last season. We feel this is one of those games, and you can get odds of 27/10 for Over 2.5 while it is 13/2 for Over 3.5 on BetClever.
Both Teams To Score is 4/6, but you can as well pick Son Heung-Min to score anytime from the goalscorers market. That is 7/5 for odds.