The last time West Ham United came away from White Hart Lane with a win was in 1999 – when a certain Harry Redknapp was in charge of the Irons.
It was 2-1 to the Irons that day and it promises to be just as close this time around, despite Spurs being overwhelming favourites in the betting at 4/7.
Avram Grant’s side have enjoyed something of a revival in recent weeks, only losing three of their last 12 in the League. They have also lost just one of their previous six away Premier League games – but that was a 5-0 mauling at the hands of Newcastle United.
The Irons have already beaten Spurs once this season – a 1-0 win at the Boleyn in September, but haven’t won away at Spurs in their last ten attempts.
You also have to go back to August to find the last time Spurs lost at home in the league – a 1-0 defeat against Wigan. Their 11 games at White Hart Lane since have yielded seven wins and four draws.
However, with William Gallas a major doubt after a training injury in the week, West Ham’s rejuvenated attack (they’ve scored eight goals in their last three games), could take advantage. Backing over 2.5 goals at 4/6 looks to be well worth a bet.
With Chelsea and Manchester City playing each other on Sunday, Spurs need a win to keep them in the hunt for a Champions League place.
It’s hard to see beyond a victory for Spurs – especially with Gareth Bale set to make his first start in two months and West Ham yet to keep an away clean sheet this season. Back the Spurs win at 4/7.
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