West Ham United vs Tottenham Hotspur live Soccer: Watch Online Game, how to watch Online Live Stream, TV Schedule, Online TV Channel, Odds, Game Time and more info. West Ham United play host to Tottenham Hotspur in an important Premier League clash on Friday night. Anything less than three points will not be enough for Spurs as they look to cut the gap on leaders Chelsea.
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West Ham have been struggling in the league of late, with only one win in 12 games, and manager Slaven Bilic’s future looks to be in jeopardy after a disappointing season. The Hammers are still not guaranteed safety from relegation as they only sit six points above Swansea City in 18th place, and things could turn worrying if results go against them this weekend. Bilic’s men have difficult matches against Liverpool at home and Burnley away to end their season, and fans will be hoping for a win as soon as possible to cement Premier League football for next year. However, West Ham’s current form has done nothing to suggest the win is coming soon. It’s been a strange campaign for the Hammers in which they have struggled to adapt to their new stadium. Fans were concerned it wouldn’t be able to produce the same atmosphere as Upton Park and the players have been unable to replicate the same kind of performances seen at their historic stadium. Nonetheless, West Ham should be motivated to dent their rival’s title hopes, but they could be in for a long night.
West Ham are hopeful that Andy Carroll could be involved after a recent groin injury.
Michail Antonio, Angelo Ogbonna, Pedro Obiang and Diafra Sakho are all doubts.
Tottenham have produced some absolutely scintillating displays this season and are currently on a nine game winning run, scoring 25 goals and conceding just four in the process. Mauricio Pochettino’s men ensured they would finish above fierce rivals Arsenal with a 2-0 win against them last Sunday, but they were still unable to bridge the four-point gap between them and leaders Chelsea. Time is running out for Spurs with only four games left of the season and they face tough games against Manchester United and Leicester City in that period. However, if they can win against West Ham on Friday, the pressure will be on the Blues to beat Middlesbrough on Monday night. Tottenham will be boosted by the fact Young Player of the Year Dele Alli and Harry Kane have somehow found another level to their game in recent weeks. Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has also kept six clean sheets out of nine and with this in mind, Spurs should be confident of achieving the three points.
Mousa Dembele could return to the starting line-up having been left on the bench for the London derby due to an ankle injury.
Some rare Premier League football on a Friday night will give Tottenham Hotspur a chance to narrow the gap on Chelsea to just one points as the title race continues.
Spurs travel to London rivals West Ham United with the chance to really ramp up the pressure on Antonio Conte’s men, something that the Hammers will be determined to stop them doing.
Only one favourite
Despite West Ham having home advantage as they host Tottenham for the first time at the London Stadium, there’s only one favourite for this one.
Having won nine straight Premier League games, Spurs have raced clear of all those below them bar the Blues, with Liverpool’s victory over them at Anfield the last time they dropped points.
Last season, when chasing Leicester City, Tottenham would often be faced with the task of playing after the Foxes on any particular weekend. That has been the case often in recent weeks, but reverses this weekend as Chelsea must wait until Monday night when they play Middlesbrough.
What have West Ham got to play for?
West Ham’s first season in their new ground hasn’t gone quite according to plan, with Slaven Bilic’s men not quite at the 40 point mark yet.
Still, seven points clear of the drop with three games to go, they’ve done just enough to secure another year with their Premier League status in tact.
The fans are growing frustrated though, having seen their side win just one of their last eleven fixtures. Rumours of a summer move for Daniel Sturridge have provided some antidote, whilst a victory against Spurs would go even further to subsiding any doubts over Bilic and co.
Injuries and rumours create a sideshow
Danny Rose is on his way back for Tottenham but won’t be available on Friday.
On the other flank, it’ll be interesting to see whether or not Kyle Walker is selected, with rumours about a potential summer move to Manchester City conflicting with the right-back being on the bench for last weekend’s North London Derby.
Erik Lamela, Harry Winks and Cameron Carter-Vickers remain sidelined.
For West Ham, there are still some doubts due to both Andy Carroll and Arthur Masuaku facing late fitness tests.
As far as their ‘out for the season’ list goes, Diafra Sakho, Michail Antonio and Pedro Obiang are the unfortunate souls who make that list.