West Ham vs Tottenham
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 21 February 2021
Kick-off at 12:00 UK/ 13:00 CET
Venue: Olympic Stadium.
Under normal circumstances, Spurs should have this game in the bag with not much effort. However, they are going through one of their worst spells of the season, and if this trend continues, they might not even qualify for Europe.
They are placed ninth in the table as of now, and are one of the only two teams in the whole league to have lost four of their preceding five PL matches.
They have also been conceding in plenty lately – something that Jose Mourinho has seldom experienced in his career.
Meanwhile, the Hammers are the black horses of the campaign. They are on course to secure a top-four spot, and with just 14 more match-days remaining, it’s becoming a real possibility.
They are also scoring goals in plenty lately, and with the two teams just below them taking on each other this weekend (Liverpool and Everton), there’s a real opportunity for David Moyes’s men to improve their position in the top tier.
Likely, expect West Ham to have the upper hand this Sunday.
West Ham vs Tottenham: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter had ended in a 3-3 draw.
- Four of the preceding nine clashes had three or more goals.
- The visitors had scored three or more goals in three of the last four games here.
- Nine of the former eleven meetings at this venue saw the guests failing to keep clean sheets.
West Ham vs Tottenham Prediction
The Hammers won 3-0 at home the last match-day, against Sheffield United. In the meantime, Jose Mourinho’s men lost 3-0 on the road against Manchester City.
Going on, the Spurs had lost five of their previous six overall games, and they had conceded eight goals from the last two matches alone.
They have also won just four times away from home since November of 2020, and three of those had come against teams from lower divisions, while the fourth one had come against the dead-last placed Sheffield.
On the other hand, Moyes’s men were unbeaten in 12 of their former 13 games, and the sole defeat during this stretch had come against Liverpool. Note that they had also won seven of their past ten matches.
Considering these stats, expect West Ham to dominate proceedings this Sunday at the Olympic Stadium.