Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United meet at Wembley Stadium, in a match for the 21st round of the Premier League. Tottenham Hotspur won it out (2-3), the last time they met in this league edition, on 09-23-2017. The record of recent direct confrontations between these two teams could not be more balanced, since there was 1 draw and 4 wins for each team in the last 9 games they played. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 10-25-2017, ended with the victory of West Ham United by (2-3). the West Ham United presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so that in this game the home factor may be decisive.
The home team played against West Ham United a game of the 21 day, which had been postponed, after 12 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses in their matches for the league until now. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. For the league, Tottenham Hotspur won 21 points out of 30 possible points, after 6 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss in the last 10 home matches.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 9 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (4 out of 10 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 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 21 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 10 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 4 of their 8 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Tottenham reach this game with a victory over Swansea, by 0-2, adding the third consecutive victory in the championship. Thus, it is evident the good phase that the locals go through in the competition. In this home game, coach Mauricio Pochettino must keep the team in a 4-2-3-1, with Harry Kane being the most offensive reference: this player is the great highlight of the home team, with 18 goals and 1 assist. The passing game is one of the weaknesses of Tottenham and for this game the coach can not count on Dembélé and Alderweireld, both injured.
West Ham :
The visiting team plays against Tottenham Hotspur a game of the 21 day that had been postponed, after 5 wins, 6 draws and 10 losses in their matches for the league until now. 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, 4 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 away league matches West Ham United has a record of 1 win, 4 draws and 5 losses, so they have won 7 points out of 30 possible. 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 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 8 of the last 11 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 21 matches in this tournament, they have conceded the first goal 10 times and have only won 1 result. In the last 11 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 9 of their 24 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
West Ham come to this game motivated, after having returned to the victories for the championship, winning at home to West Bromwich with a comeback by 2-1. We remind that the visitors ambition to leave the bottom of the qualifying table. In this game away from home coach David Moyes must maintain the usual tactical system, that is, the 4-2-3-1, Arnautovic being the most offensive reference of the team: this player is the great highlight, with 5 goals scored. One of the biggest problems at West Ham is the away games, since in 11 games they won only one victory. Everything indicates that the coach can not count on José Fonte and Holland, both injured.
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