Tottenham host West Ham on Thursday evening as Ange’s men look reinvigorated after sharing points with Manchester City.
Postecoglou’s side finally broke the streak of three losses in the Premier League against the most unlikely of opponents on Sunday.
Despite having a lower number of expected goals (xG) than their prior three losses, Spurs produced three goals against City including a last-minute header from Kulusevski. An immaculate ball from the same player earlier in the game to Son gave Spurs a 1-0 advantage. It was an impactful game from him where he showed his positional adaptability and it was a foreshadow of the confident football Spurs would play at the Etihad.
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JUL 2023 FRIENDLY West Ham 3-2 Tottenham
FEB 2023 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 2-0 West Ham
AUG 2022 PREMIER LEAGUE West Ham 1-1 Tottenham
MAR 2022 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 3-1 West Ham
DEC 2023 EFL CUP Tottenham 2-1 West Ham
OCT 2021 PREMIER LEAGUE West Ham 1-0 Tottenham
FEB 2021 PREMIER LEAGUE West Ham 2-1 Tottenham
OCT 2020 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 3-3 West Ham
JUN 2020 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 2-0 West Ham
NOV 2019 PREMIER LEAGUE West Ham 2-3 Tottenham
With talisman Maddison still out until early 2024, Bissouma, Brennan Johnson, and Kulusevski will have to provide service for Son, who looks to further add to his tally of 9 league goals this season playing as an exclusive number 9.
The silver lining to the injury-stricken Spurs is the lack of any midweek European exertions. Couple that with an early exit from the EFL Cup, full attention will be drawn to the Premier League. Therefore, player rotation will be less important than it is for other top clubs as they enter the busy Christmas period when they face six more matches before 2024.
With 5 of the 6 fixtures left this year being against opponents in 8th place or worse in the Premier League, this is the opportunity for Spurs to solidify themselves as a top 4 contender. Although this was an unlikely talking point going into Sunday’s match after three losses, their performance and goalscoring capability against Manchester City has sparked some much-needed life in Spurs fans.
David Moyes seems to have succeeded in steadying the West Ham ship after a shaky October with just one win from five matches in all competitions. Since then, the Hammers have done well to remain unbeaten in five matches during a string of must-win fixtures, and now sit 9th in the Premier League.
With Europa League playoffs secured, a cup campaign still intact after beating Arsenal, and virtually no injuries to contend with, West Ham have every opportunity to resume their Premier League winning ways and propel themselves further up the top half of the league.
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There has clearly been a concerted effort from the Hammers this season to improve their attacking prowess which has been demonstrated by only 1 goalless game from their last 21 matches this season in all competitions. Combine this with the fact that Spurs have conceded 12 goals in their last 5 matches and that is why I’m backing over 3.5 goals at 23/20 with starsports.bet.
Based on this notion of a match full of goals, I’m also taking Kulusevski to reprise his goalscoring performance from Sunday at 23/10 and Jared Bowen to score his 9th goal of the season at 21/10 with starsports.bet. The latter has scored just one less than Son this season yet he’s more than double the price to score.
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