After last Saturday’s frustrating 2-2 draw against Leicester, a trip to Tottenham’s new stadium is what awaits Manuel Pellegrini‘s West Ham side this weekend.
The Hammers certainly gave Spurs a run for their money in the reverse fixture back in October, and without Harry Kane, their opponents will have one less attacking threat to call upon.
In terms of West Ham team news, Manuel Lanzini (groin) and Javier Hernandez (ear) could both return after missing the game against the Foxes.
Carlos Sanchez says he is hoping to be in the squad for Saturday after recovering from a knee injury that has kept him out of action for the best part of seven months.
Aaron Cresswell (knee) and Samir Nasri (calf) remain doubts for the game, while Andriy Yarmolenko (Achilles) and Winston Reid (knee) won’t return before the end of the season.
West Ham’s Predicted XI To Face Tottenham:
Fabianski, Zabaleta, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Snodgrass, Rice, Noble, Anderson, Antonio, Hernandez
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino won’t have the aforementioned Kane to call upon due to an ankle injury, while Moussa Sissoko (groin) and Serge Aurier (hamstring) are out of contention.
Harry Winks has an ongoing groin injury which means he’s unlikely to feature this weekend, while Erik Lamela (hamstring) is also a major doubt.
Tottenham’s Predicted XI:
Lloris, Trippier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Alli, Wanyama, Eriksen, Moura, Son
The bookmakers have made Spurs the favourites to get the win. They are 4/9 at Sky Bet with a draw best priced at 4/1 with Paddy Power. A victory for the Hammers is currently 13/2 at BetVictor.
Predicted Score – 2-0 to Tottenham