The festive football continues apace as 48 hours after both sides secured wins in their previous matches, Tottenham and West Ham meet at Wembley on Thursday evening.
This London derby provides an interesting punting puzzle, with David Moyes overseeing something of a turnaround in the Hammers’ fortunes since taking over from Slaven Bilic.
Despite that last gasp 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion at the London Stadium in midweek, West Ham are sizeable underdogs to make it back-to-back wins.
888Sport go 23/2 (12.50) that they’re able to repeat the League Cup victory they managed back in October, which saw a dramatic comeback from 2-0 down to triumph 3-2 on this ground.
Tottenham, as you would expect, are red-hot favourites, priced at 27/100 (1.27) by the same firm with the draw available at 5/1 (6.0) for those who are struggling to split the sides.
Harry Kane was a late substitute for Spurs in their 2-0 victory over Swansea on Tuesday night and the Premier League’s leading scorer should be in line for a return. The England international is just 9/5 (2.80) to break the deadlock after scoring hat-tricks in his final two appearances of 2017.
Andy Carroll returned to West Ham’s first team with a bang, netting a brace including a 94th minute winner to sink the Baggies. Carroll should pose plenty of aerial threat to a Spurs team still missing Toby Alderweireld and the former Newcastle man is available at 4/1 (5.0) to score anytime.
The case for goals
One thing Hammers fans have been seen plenty of recently are goals. A lack of defensive strength combined with a resurgent attack has seen Moyes’ team net seven times in their previous three matches but concede eight times in that same spell.
Considering both the previous league and cup meetings between the pair ended 3-2 earlier in the campaign, goals could be the call once again with the home side likely to welcome back Kane to the fold after illness restricted him to a late cameo on Tuesday.
Tips and predictions
Tottenham have scored 12 times in their last three home Premier League games but given West Ham’s impressive form in the final third of late, they shouldn’t be ruled out of contributing to a goal-fest at Wembley.
888Sport go 6/4 (2.50) on over 3.5 goals in the match and considering both teams have looked much more comfortable going forward than defending of late, that looks to be a solid enough selection. This market has already landed five times in West Ham’s away league games this season and those tuning in should be treated to an entertaining affair once again.
Over 3.5 goals for a 2pt stake at 6/4 (2.50) with 888Sport