The London Stadium will play host to this hugely important English Premier League (EPL) clash on Sunday. Which club will enjoy bragging rights in the English capital?
West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur head into Sunday’s London derby with just one point separating the clubs in the EPL table. Despite both clubs enduring indifferent starts, The Hammers sit in seventh and Spurs occupy fifth place. Nuno Espírito Santo’s North London outfit are just one victory away from potentially moving into the top four.
In Hammers squad news, Vladimír Coufal could make an appearance at right-back after a brief spell on the sidelines, but the rest of the team which started at Everton last weekend should feature in this contest.
Michail Antonio will return to the East London outfit’s starting line-up after being rested by David Moyes for their UEFA Europa Conference League (UECL) midweek victory against Genk. The hitman has netted 5 times in the EPL this term!
Meanwhile, for Spurs, no members of the team which started in the UECL 0-1 loss at Vitesse did enough to convince Nuno that he should make any changes to the side that beat Newcastle 3-2 last weekend.
Barring any late fitness problems, it should be the same team that started at St James’ Park, as 11 players were rested for their UECL clash.
That would mean the likes of Tanguy Ndombele and Oliver Skipp starting in midfield, with Lucas Moura staying on the right flank.
Harry Kane scored his first EPL goal this season against Newcastle. Everyone at Spurs will be hoping that the England striker can build on that tally on Sunday!
West Ham may begin this fixture as slight favourites, but Spurs are well-rested after last week’s win at Newcastle. With that in mind, we are backing the visitors to be stronger in the final stages and claim a crucial three points for Spurs. Our prediction is 3-1 to Tottenham.