West Ham v Tottenham preview – it could be Hammer time again

West Ham v Tottenham preview

West Ham United's Cheikhou Kouyate attempts a shot at goal during the Premier League match at the London Stadium.

West Ham to win @ 5/1

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Betting Tip: @ West Ham to win @ 5/1 with bet365

In one corner, you have a Hammers side who beat Huddersfield in their last (and only) home game, with Slaven Bilic’s team deserved winners on the night.

In the other corner, there is a Tottenham team who have been stumbling around looking for their spectacles at Wembley but have clear vision on the road according to a 2-0 win at Newcastle and a 3-0 triumph at Everton.

Spurs are big favourites to win this encounter and maintain a 100% record on the road although we can’t be the only ones looking at this fixture and seeing something other than an away victory?

For starters, West Ham managed to win this fixture last season and it was largely down to rolling their sleeves up and battling their London rivals off the park, with a fantastic atmosphere helping them to victory.

The Hammers were also close to winning at White Hart Lane and it was only a late brace from Harry Kane that turned the game on its head, with Bilic’s men clearly raising their game against this type of opponent.

After three straight defeats, Bilic appears to have corrected a defence who have enjoyed clean sheets against Huddersfield and West Brom, with Winston Reid and Jose Fonte looking very solid in front of Joe Hart.

It helps when you have Cheikhou Kouyate and Pedro Obiang protecting the back four and the pair will be employed against a Spurs midfield who are highly dangerous when Dele Alli or Christian Eriksen have the ball.

Spurs should obviously be favourite but not to the degree that West Ham are trading at odds of 5/1 to win a home game. We’re happy to take a little bit of that price and also the safer option of the Hammers winning on the Asian Handicap.

Meanwhile, a bet365 free bet of £10 at odds of 18/1 would return £180 should the Hammers land a 1-0 victory.

BETTING TIPS
West Ham to win @ 5/1 with bet365
West Ham +0.5 @ 11/8 with Unibet
West Ham 1-0 @ 18/1 with bet365

Betting Tip: @ West Ham to win @ 5/1 with bet365

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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