West Ham vs Spurs: Dele Alli at Evens to score in 90 mins

Published by on May 4, 2017

Tottenham can cut the gap at the top to just one point with victory over West Ham on Friday night.

With Spurs playing before Chelsea, the pressure will be on the Blues if all goes to plan for Mauricio Pochettino’s side. And whatever happens in the title race, a win will guarantee the Lilywhites second place.

The Hammers have a tendency to rise to the occasion against their rivals and inflicted a huge dent on their title chances with a 1-0 win in the corresponding fixture last season.

Generally, though, it’s a game which has been pretty even in recent years. From their last ten league meetings, West Ham have lost five, drawn two, and won three.

Their problem, against statistically the strongest defence in the division, is where the goals are going to come from.

West Ham’s top scorer is Michail Antonio with nine goals, but he will miss out through injury. To put that in perspective, Spurs have four players who have scored more than him, and even Vincent Janssen is only three goals behind him.

Spurs’ attacking threat should be enough to see them through what is sure to be a hostile evening in East London. Harry Kane is the obvious choice at 5/2 as first goalscorer, and Dele Alli is at evens to score in 90 minutes. West Ham fans would dearly love their side to be the ones who finally put Spurs’ title chances to bed once and for all, but with even a draw at 19/5 and a home win at 6/1, it doesn’t look as if anyone’s holding out much hope of that.