A London derby between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United will complete the midweek portion of the next Premier League matchday. Spurs are coming off a big non-loss against Manchester City on the weekend, so any time you take a point from the reigning champions/league champions/European Cup winners/treble holders, it’s a moral victory to be sure.
The next opponent is another big money club, but a significant step down in the quality, in the form of West Ham United.
Tottenham vs West Ham FYIs
Kick-off: Thursday, Dec. 5, 8:15 pm local, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Tottenham Preview Material: Starting XI Prediction Team News
West Ham Preview Material: Starting XI Prediction Team News
Transatlantic Passage: How the Premier League Redefined Soccer in America: LINK
Google Result Probability: West Ham victory 23% Draw 23% Tottenham victory 54%
PL Form: West Ham DWWLL Tottenham DLLLW
PL Standing: West Ham 9th, 21 pts Tottenham 5th, 27 pts
Although we don’t mean to sell the Hammers short, because they can be a tough out in their own right. Let’s see if Angeball can break out of the four game winless streak on Thursday night. Here is the lineup that we think Postecoglu will go with.
Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI Prediction vs West Ham United
Guglielmo Vicario; Pedro Porro, Cristian Romero, Ben Davies, Destiny Udogie; Pape Matar Sarr, Yves Bissouma; Gio Lo Celso, Dejan Kulusevski, Brennan Johnson; Heung-Min Son
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