Tottenham Hotspur are desperate to avoid a third straight defeat when they host West Ham United in the English Premier League.

Tottenham Hotspur are desperate to avoid a third straight defeat when they host West Ham United in the English Premier League.

Spurs are coming off a 1-0 defeat to AC Milan in the Champions League to add onto their 4-1 demolition at the hands of Leicester City.

Antonio Conte’s side are in 5th place with 39 points and can leapfrog Newcastle United into the EPL’s top four with a win here.

West Ham on the other hand come into the game on the back of consecutive 1-1 draws against Newcastle and Chelsea.

The Hammers are still in the relegation zone with 20 points and a win here could see them climb into 15th place on the log.

Tottenham were held to a 1-1 draw by West Ham in the early weeks of the season and are desperate to get a grip on the Champions League spots.

West Ham have lost just once in their seven contests since the turn of the year but have also only managed one win in their last 10 EPL games.

Tottenham posted a pair of 2-1 and 3-1 wins in the EFL Cup and Premier League respectively last season and will be confident they can win here.

West Ham have not managed to beat their opponents since a slim 1-0 win in 2021 and need to be on top of their game to change that here.

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What time does Tottenham vs West Ham start?

The game kicks off at 7:30pm Kenyan time at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Tottenham vs West Ham team news

Pape Sarr and Oliver Skipp played well in the defeat to Milan and the pair is set to keep their spots in the starting line-up.

Rodrigo Bentancur has been ruled out for the rest of the season and joins Hugo Lloris and Ryan Sessegnon on the sidelines.

Richarlison is likely to come into the starting XI, with Dejan Kulusevski or Son Heung-Min at risk of being relegated to the bench.

Harry Kane will continue to lead the hosts’ attacking line.

Lucas Paqueta was a first-half casualty against Chelsea and will miss this game as Said Benrahma and Jarrod Bowen start in the wide roles.

The rest of the Hammers’ team is set to remain unchanged.

Tottenham vs West Ham head to head

Spurs have the better record against their opponents, winning 25 out of the 48 games played, compared to West Ham’s 13 wins.

The remaining 10 have resulted in a draw.

Tottenham vs West Ham current form

The home team won all three of their matches before their recent back to back defeats, while the Hammers won twice and lost once before their successive draws.

Tottenham vs West Ham prediction

This is expected to be a nail-biting contest just as a London derby should be with both teams tipped to get a goal in the game.

Though, Spurs are favorites to win on the night.

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