Expert football pundit and analyst Andy Gray joins The Paddy Power Blog to give his insight on Tottenham’s trip to West Ham. A win for Spurs would see them leap-frog their London rivals Chelsea up into third spot.
West Ham v Tottenham, Monday, 8.00pm
Tottenham had to put in a very good shift on Thursday against Lyon but they have had till Monday so they should be OK. It is just a short flight from Lyon so they shouldn’t have had too much disruption. West Ham have to get something here because Sam Allardyce is under a bit of pressure. There is talk of unrest amongst some supporters and they are on a dismal away run. But this is at Upton Park and West Ham are a very different side there. This will be an entertaining game though and we should get goals. Over 2.5 goals is a good bet at 5/6 as is both teams to score at 4/6. The correct score of 2-2 might be worth a punt as well at 11/1.
Spurs are rightly favourites but they are missing Jermain Defoe. They lack a cutting edge when he doesn’t play and that was evident against Lyon. If he misses out again the pressure is on the other Tottenham players like Moussa Dembele, Clint Dempsey and Gareth Bale to get the goals. West Ham can get something here and the draw is appealing at 23/10.