English Premier League Soccer - Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Ham United, 6/23/20 - Preview, Prediction & Odds
Currently sitting outside the bottom-three only due to goal difference, 17th-placed West Ham United will try to improve their chances of staying in the Premier League for another year while visiting London neighbors Tottenham Hotspur, who are 8th in the standings. Kick-off - at 15:15 PM ET on Tuesday, June 23.
Spurs Draw With Red Devils
Tottenham Hotspur remained winless for the fourth consecutive Premier League outing (D2 L2) after earning their second straight 1-1 league draw, splitting points with Manchester United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Friday. Dutch winger Steven Bergwijn became only the second player after Rafael van der Vaart to score in his first three EPL home appearances for Spurs following his 27th-minute opener, before the Red Devils tied the score from the penalty spot with nine minutes remaining on the clock. Tottenham remains 8th in the Premier League standings (W11 D9 L10), trailing the top-seven and top-four by two and nine points respectively.
Forwards Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min and Dele Alli lead Spurs in scoring, having banked 11, nine and eight strikes in the Premier League this season respectively. Goalie Hugo Lloris, meanwhile, sits 17th in the EPL with 57 saves. He has posted two clean sheets in 13 league contests this year and concedes a goal every 73 minutes on average. Tottenham have scored the 5th highest number of goals during the current campaign (48) while delivering the 11th highest amount of shots per game (12.1). The team is 8th in both ball possession (51.5%) and passing accuracy (81.0%).
Hammers Get Hammered By Wolves
The relegation battle of West Ham United failed to bear any fruit once again, as the team dropped its second consecutive decision, losing for the fourth time in its previous five league outings (W1 L4) following a 2-0 fiasco against Wolverhampton Wanderers at home at London Stadium on Saturday. The Hammers controlled the ball just 42% of the time, were outshot 10-7 and delivered their first shot on goal not until the 49th minute of the game, eventually allowing two snipes in the last 17 minutes of the match. West Ham sit 17th in the standings (W7 D6 L17), level on points with 18th-placed Bournemouth, but with a better goal differential.
French striker Sebastien Haller leads the Hammers with seven goals, but is doubtful for Tuesday’s fixture with a hip injury. Polish goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, meanwhile, sits 18th in the Premier League with 50 saves. He has recorded four clean sheets in 17 games this season and allows a goal every 58 minutes on average. West Ham have netted the 11th highest number of goals during the ongoing campaign (35), while registering the 3rd lowest quantity of shots per game (10.3). The team is 4th from the bottom in ball possession (45.4%) and 14th in passing accuracy (75.9%).
Following Friday’s 1-1 draw against Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur have gone on their worst run of results since November 2016, failing to win a single game on their last seven tries in all competitions (D3 L4). That streak, though, is about to end against West Ham United, who are currently sitting outside the bottom-three only due to goal difference. The Hammers have been dead-awful lately, losing six consecutive road games without scoring a single goal in three of them, having posted just a single win in their last nine Premier League contests overall (W1 D2 L6). The team is also likely to play without top-scorer Sebastien Haller (hip injury), leaving West Ham in quite a pickle against a Spurs side, which has already beaten the Hammers on three of the last four occasions (W3 L1).
Tottenham to win to nil (+210)