Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United meet, in a match for the 36 th round of the Premier League. In the last head-to-head for this edition of the league on 20-10-2018, Tottenham Hotspur got an away win by (0-1). The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 5 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses in the last 9 matches. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 31-10-2018, ended with the victory of Tottenham Hotspur by (1-3). In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results obtained at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 70 points won, after 23 wins, 1 draw and 11 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Manchester City, by (1-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Brighton & Hove Albion, by (1-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 1 draw and 8 losses in away matches; against 12 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses at their stadium. For the league, Tottenham Hotspur won 22 points out of 30 possible points, after 7 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in the last 10 home matches. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 35 matches in this competition, he only managed 3 comebacks in the 12 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 17 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 5 of their 13 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Tottenham started for this game with a 1-0 victory at the Brighton reception, returning to the victories for the championship, after a defeat against Manchester City: Christian Eriksen was the hero and scored the only goal, at 88 ‘ . With this victory, he opened a three-point lead for the 4th classified Chelsea. In this match at home coach Mauricio Pochettino should keep the team in a 4-3-3, privileging the maintenance of possession of the ball and organized attacks through the flanks: Christian Eriksen has been very important in the offensive process of the team. On the other hand, Heung-Min Son is one of the highlights of Tottenham, with 12 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count on Sissoko, Kane, Aurier and Winks, all with physical problems.
West Ham United:
The away team is currently in the 11 th position of the league, with 43 points won, after 12 wins, 7 draws and 16 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Manchester United, by (2-1). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Leicester City, by (2-2). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 away league matches West Ham United has a record of 2 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses, so they have won 7 points out of 30 possible. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so he was not very strong defensively. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 15 of the last 17 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 35 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 20 times and only managed 3 comebacks.
West Ham United comes to this game with a draw, two, against Leicester, totaling in this way the fourth game in a row without tasting the victory in this competition: Michail Antonio and Lucas Pérez scored the team’s goals. We emphasize that the visitors go through an irregular moment in the competition, since they won only 3 of the last 10 matches. On this day, against Tottenham, coach Manuel Pellegrini must keep the 4-3-3, with Michail Antonio, Felipe Anderson and Marko Arnautovic the most advanced players of the team: the second is the best score of West Ham United, with 9 goals scored. Without great surprises, the visiting team will offer possession of the ball to the opponent, attacking in a more direct way. For this game the coach can not count on Reid, Yarmolenko, Carroll, Nasri and Lanzini, all injured.