Premier League Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Ham United

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  • Spurs lead all-time 61W-36D-48L
  • Sides split last season
  • West Ham 5W-1D-4L in last 10

A London Derby with plenty of back-and-forth in recent years sees West Ham United head to White Hart Lane to face Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday (Watch live at 12:30 p.m. EDT on NBC and online via NBCSports.com).

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Spurs sit fifth in the Premier League table, five points shy of table-leading Liverpool, having dropped from the top thanks to four-straight PL draws.

West Ham’s 11 points have the Irons in 17th place, though the London side has gained seven of its points from the last four matches.

 

What they’re saying

Spurs’ Eric Dier on teammates Kyle Walker and Danny Rose: “They are unbelievable physically, no-one can match them. They offer so much both defensively and offensively.”

WHUFC’s Slaven Bilic on Spurs: “You can say in October, they didn’t win a game. But on the other hand, they are the only unbeaten team… They are doing a good job and they had a couple of injuries also. They are solid and electric. But it’s a good opportunity because we have improved, and if we play good, we have a chance no matter who we are playing.”

Prediction

Both sides can play, that’s for sure, and West Ham is a much better side than its table standing claims. It may be open, but that doesn’t mean we’ll see loads of goals. Call it one a piece.