West Ham v Tottenham Betting Offers – 5th May 2017
When Chelsea beat Everton 3-0 on Sunday afternoon, the Sky Sports pundits wondered whether it would make Tottenham’s task against Arsenal in the day’s next match much more difficult.
Chelsea’s comfortable win in what looked a tricky fixture further enhanced their chances of winning the title and therefore made it less likely that Tottenham would overhaul the Blues at the top of the table. However, Mauricio Pochettino’s men were able to put that disappointment behind them and pick up a 2-0 win in the North London Derby.
Spurs know that all they can do from now until the end of the season is continue winning to heap the pressure on Chelsea’s shoulders. Their next opportunity to do that comes on Friday night with another London derby against West Ham.
A Thrilling Match in Prospect
While Tottenham still have the biggest prize to play for, West Ham are just hoping to get through their final three games so they can start rebuilding for next season.
Now that the Irons are free from the threat of relegation there really is little for them to play for apart from pride. However, that doesn’t mean we are in line for a dull affair at the London Stadium.
West Ham inflicted a major blow on Tottenham’s title credentials by beating them at Upton Park last March and they’ll be gunning for another big result in their new stadium. The Irons also have revenge on their minds having somehow managed to lose 3-2 at White Hart Lane earlier in the season despite holding a 2-1 lead in the 89th minute.
That 3-2 Spurs win was one of three games from the last four encounters between these two that ended with at least four goals being scored and we’re expecting another entertaining match on Friday night.
So, have a bet on over 3.5 goals which is available at a best price of 6/4 with Paddy Power.
Follow the Form Not the Potential Value in the Match Odds Market
It’s always tempting when you see a Premier League side at 8/1 to win a home match. That’s the price that Betfair are quoting on West Ham winning Friday’s derby but it should pay to follow the form rather than those odds.
West Ham have won just one of their last 11 league games while Tottenham are seeking their 10th straight victory. Furthermore, the Irons have just two wins against the league’s top half while Spurs’ only defeats have come against top five sides.
Tottenham have the extra incentive to win and are the better side by a huge distance so make sure to back Spurs to win at a best price of 4/9 with William Hill.
Alli To Exploit West Ham’s Slapdash Defence
Slaven Bilic has come under severe criticism this season. A great number of things have gone wrong for the West Ham manager this season but it’s his team’s performances in defence which have caused the most consternation from Hammers fans.
West Ham have secured three clean sheets in their last four but there is next to no chance of keeping Spurs at bay.
Harry Kane may find his chances limited due to West Ham’s three man defence but Dele Alli’s movement from deep will be much tougher for them to stop. Alli’s rise into a world class player has been remarkable and he can add another goal to his tally at odds of 23/17 with Unibet.
- Tottenham to win at 4/9 with William Hill
- Over 3.5 goals at 6/4 with Paddy Power
- Dele Alli to score at 23/17 with Unibet