A pair of wins have shot Nuno Espirito Santo’s side back into the top five and the Portuguese coach took the decision to leave his starting XI at home for Thursday’s Europa Conference League defeat at Vitesse Arnhem.
David Moyes took a more mix-and-match approach as the Hammers grew their confidence further with a cruise past Genk. The win followed a vital three points at Everton, the perfect answer to the pre-international break loss at home to Brentford.
Both sides, or in Spurs’ case their senior stars, have successfully bounced back from disappointing results of late and thus this is a true litmus test of their top-six credentials.
West Ham won their last meeting at London Stadium, 2-1 in February, yet previously had claimed only one victory in seven meetings.
Date, kick-off time and venue
West Ham vs Tottenham is scheduled for a 2pm BST kick-off on Sunday, October 24, 2021.
Where to watch West Ham vs Tottenham
TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the Sky Go app.
West Ham vs Tottenham team news
Vladimir Coufal misses out with a hip issue after missing the Europa League affair, as did Alex Kral after the midfielder tested positive for Covid-19.
Matt Doherty and Ryan Sessegnon are absent for Spurs, with the 11 players given the Vitesse game off returning in full.
West Ham predicted XI: Fabianski; Johnson, Ogbonna, Zouma, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals; Antonio
Subs: Areola, Dawson, Diop, Masuaku, Ashby, Noble, Lanzini, Vlasic, Yarmolenko
Spurs XI: Lloris; Royal, Dier, Romero, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Skipp; Lucas, Ndombele, Son; Kane
Subs: Gollini, Sanchez, Tanganga, Rodon, Davies, Dele, Lo Celso, Bergwijn, Gil
West Ham vs Tottenham prediction
Spurs are well rested and on a bit of a winning run in the league. That said, they struggled in their two most recent matches with West Ham who are showing that last season was no anomaly. Neither attack has fully fired in recent weeks so perhaps these two teams will cancel each other out.
A 1-1 draw.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Familiar opponents over the years, the Hammers won their last meeting at London Stadium but have historically been second-best.
West Ham wins: 65
Tottenham wins: 98