West Ham United Starting XI Prediction vs Tottenham Hotspur


Jose Mourinho’s first match as the new manager of Tottenham Hotspur is away at West Ham United on Saturday, and he will no doubt be the lead storyline in this clash.

“I had a feeling I was going to get a club midseason,” Mourinho said. “I knew I would be in a situation where I would get only one or two days before my first game. I cannot come here and think it is about myself. It is about the players and going from a base of stability.”

Mourinho said he doesn’t anticipate any new additions in the January transfer window, and he has ambitions of winning the Premier League title next season.

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“The best gift are the players who are here. I don’t need new players. I just need to get to know these ones better,” he said.

“We can’t win the Premier League this season. Next season, I’m not saying we will win it, but we can win it.” West Ham United’s official Twitter account decided to troll Mourinho yesterday, but quickly course corrected. Perhaps they realized just how easily their antagonizing the special one might backfire.

That all said, let’s take a look at the potential first team that Jose could face.

West Ham United Starting XI Prediction 


Anderson         Lanzini       Yarmolenko

Rice       Noble

Cresswell   Balbuena   Diop    Fredericks


Tottenham Hotspur at West Ham United FYIs

Kickoff: Nov. 23, 12:30 pm London Stadium

Team news for both sides: go to this link

Starting XI Predictions: Tottenham Hotspur   West Ham United

More on the Mourinho hiring: go to this link and also this link 

Google’s result probability: Tottenham Hotspur win 54%, Draw 24%, West Ham United victory 22%

Form Guide:  Tottenham Hotspur- DDLDL  West Ham United- LLDLL

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Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur 1, West Ham United 0

Mourinho will play uhm, uhh “pragmatic,” but he’ll get the W.

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