West Ham are currently in 14th in the Premier League bit still aren’t mathematically safe from relegation. The club haven’t won a league game in their last four encounters and with only two matches left, one being against Manchester City on the final day, they could do with at least one more win to ensure safety. Under fire manager Sam Allardyce has most of his starting players available to him, so he won’t be looking to make any major changes from the side that lost to West Brom last time out. George McCartney could make way for Pablo Armero at right-back as Big Sam prepares for a vital showdown with Tottenham.
Tottenham Hotspur (4-4-2): Lloris, Naughton, Kaboul, Dawson, Rose, Lennon, Paulinho, Chadli, Eriksen, Kane, Adebayor
Tottenham have been on a good run of form as they look to secure a spot in the Europa League. With four wins, one draw and one loss in as many games, Tim Sherwood hopes to continue his team’s revival after a rocky past few months with his players and the Spurs boardroom. Having beaten Stoke at the Britannia Stadium last week, Sherwood is expected to stick with the same formation, although he does have injury doubts to Etienne Capoue, Mousa Dembele, Andros Townsend, and Jan Vertonghen. In addition, Sherwood will also be without Kyle Walker and Erik Lamela who are out with a groin and thigh injury respectively.
Please west ham win Tottenham
— Sałmâan Dos Santos (@salmaanpotter) April 30, 2014
Tottenham have got to beat West Ham
— Jackary (@Jack_Murray17) April 29, 2014
— Dominic Kennerley (@dkennerley) April 27, 2014
West Ham United took the game to Tottenham Hotspur earlier this season and came away with a 3-0 victory at White Hart Lane. This time, with the game being played at West Ham’s Upton Park, Spurs will surely take the game to their opponents. Both teams need to win, so there will sure be some attacking football.
Christian Eriksen looks to be the one to watch as he has been on very good form in recent weeks. The Danish attacking midfield has scored two goals and provided four in his last four games as he is now Tottenham’s top performer.
West Ham United vs. Tottenham Hotspur: An Alternative Preview
Andy Carroll has scored in both previous meetings with Tottenham as a West Ham player, but has ended up on the losing side both times.
Tottenham have won nine and lost just two of their last 13 Barclays Premier League meetings with the Hammers (D2).