Jose Mourinho's Tottenham will look to keep up the pace with the frontrunners at the top of the Premier League table when they host West Ham on Sunday.
Spurs will be full of confidence after they dismantled Manchester United in their last league outing and despite the Hammers having won their last two league games without conceding a goal, we think they could be set for a tough afternoon.
Tottenham vs West Ham predictions
Tottenham have been flying and will only be boosted by Gareth Bale’s potential second Spurs debut. The 6-1 win against United will have done their confidence the world of good and it’s hard to see West Ham being able to defeat Mourinho’s men when on this form. We are backing a home win.
Tottenham vs West Ham betting tips
Odds correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.
Expect Spurs to start strong
Tottenham, who sit in sixth place in the table going into the weekend's games, were ruthless against Mourinho's former employers and never looked back after Anthony Martial was shown a red card in the 28th minute of the contest.
Spurs did the league double over the Hammers last season with a 2-0 win in north London following a 3-2 success at the London Stadium, and in the last four games Tottenham have scored in against West Ham, a Spurs goal was scored in the first half in three of them.
West Ham have made progress in their last two outings in the league this season, but started the campaign with defeats to both Newcastle United and Arsenal.
The Hammers went ahead inside the first 20 minutes against both Wolves and Leicester but have in the past been accused of starting slowly, something Tottenham might well take advantage of, so Spurs to be leading at both the break and full-time is worth a punt.
Tip: Tottenham half-time/ full-time @ 6/4 with bet365
High-scoring affair awaits
West Ham have shown huge progress in their last two league outings with a 4-0 thrashing of Wolves, and a similarly emphatic 3-0 dismantling of Leicester City.
David Moyes’ men also had 14 shots on target in their last-gasp defeat to Arsenal, which suggests it may not all be plain sailing for a Spurs back line that has looked shaky at times.
This should make for a high-scoring game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and over 3.5 goals in the game would not be a shock.
Tip: Over 3.5 goals @ 11/8 with bet365
Son set to continue rise
Son Heung-Min has made a flying start to the season and already has six goals to his name, with a goal conversion rate of 67 per cent.
The South Korean, who joined Spurs back in 2015 from Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen, has been averaging a goal every 50 minutes in his four outings this season and is likely to be a real threat this weekend.
Son has a history of scoring against the Hammers, having found the back of the net on four previous occasions against them.
The skillful attacker, who has scored 59 goals in his Spurs career so far, is 5/1 to open the scoring but the more conservative punter might look to the 13/10 on offer for a goal at any time.
Tip: Son Heung-Min to score at any time @ 13/10 with bet365
Tottenham vs West Ham odds
Tottenham are the clear favourites with the bookmakers at 4/7 while West Ham can be backed at 9/2 and the draw 10/3.
Last five results
4 Oct PL Man Utd 1 Tottenham 6 W
01 Oct EL Tottenham 7 Maccabi Haifa 2 W
29 Sep LC Tottenham 1 Chelsea 1 D*
27 Sep PL Tottenham 1 Newcastle 1 D
24 Sep EL Shkendija 1 Tottenham 3 W
4 Oct PL Leicester 0 West Ham 3 W
30 Sep LC Everton 4 West Ham 1 L
27 Sep PL West Ham 4 Wolves 0 W
22 Sep LC West Ham 5 Hull City 1 W
19 Sep PL Arsenal 2 West Ham 1 L
PL Premier League EL Europa League LC League Cup