Browse Month: December 2012


Sam Allardyce will be taking his West Ham United team to White Hart Lane looking to continue the good run of form that his team has been experiencing since the return to the Premier league this season. West Ham United were promoted to the Premier league through the play-offs.

Due to the fact that they retained most of the playing staff from the relegation season, they have been able to complete the transition smoothly. There are currently in the seventh place ahead of the arch rivals Tottenham, who will be their opponents this weekend. Tottenham come into the match on the back of a poor run of form, which has seen them have just two victories in the last eight matches.

Tottenham have conceded a lot of goals in the recent London derby matches, and Andre Villas-Boas will be keen to make his side extremely tough to beat defensively. They will be coming up against a West Ham team that will be high on confidence following the win over Newcastle last week.

Emmanuel Adebayor will not be available for this match, as he is currently serving a suspension for the red card against Arsenal. One of the main reasons for the poor form of Tottenham has been the absence of the summer signing Mousa Dembélé, but he was involved in the Europa league match and the chances of him playing against West Ham are quite high.

Amongst the bookies, Tottenham are 8/11 to win the match mainly because of the strong home performance. However, the best bet of the match might come in the form of West Ham United, who are rated 9/1 to win the match. There are also a few bookies currently providing odds of 14/5 for a draw between the two teams on Sunday evening.