Tournament: Premier League
Market: Asian handicap
Odds: 1.95 (US -105, UK 9/10)
Bookmaker: Click to see
I think many Tottenham players come home from the international break with a good deal of self-confidence after many were with England's squad against Spain. Tottenham has had a small dip in form and has suffered from a number of injuries and diseases lately, but is still 5th after 8 matches (6-0-2) and a goal score of 15: 7. So they are certainly not as bad as many want to make them. However, they have had major problems, especially in the defense where they have felt the absence of goalie Hugo Lloris and defenders Vertonghen and Rose. For this match, Lloris is back in the cage, and with Alderweireld and Sanchez, I think the backbone looks solid. On the left, Ben Davies replace Danny Rose reasonably well. The most positive for Tottenham, however, must be that Christian Eriksen is back after 2 weeks on the sidelines. Eriksen is arguably the most important player for Spurs, as the creates the chances and make sure Spurs keep the ball for longer periods.
West Ham, on the other hand, is without newly bought Carlos Sanchez. Masuaku and Snodgrass are doubtful. West Ham lost in the last round 1-0 at Brighton, where Brighton was clearly the better team. The many new and exciting players at West Ham is not quite a team yet, they haven't found a concept that makes the best of their players, like for example Felipe Anderson, who is a quality player.
I think Tottenham will win in West Ham today, just as they did last time they visited the Olympic Stadium in London, where it ended with a 2-3 victory. "Tottenham wins and both scores" @ 3.4 is also an interesting bet.