Chris Sutton predicts a five-goal thriller between West Ham and Tottenham 

Chris Sutton believes West Ham United will get plenty of joy on the counter-attack against Tottenham Hotspur but backed Ange Postecoglou’s men to emerge with all three points.

Tottenham picked up three crucial points against Luton Town on Saturday thanks to Son Heung-min’s late winner, with the victory helping them stay in touching distance of Aston Villa in fourth place.

Even though the Lilywhites made hard work of the game, they will feel they were good value for the win, given the chances they created.

With Villa facing a tough trip to Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, Tottenham will now feel they have a golden chance to go back up to fourth place with a win over the Hammers.

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The London Stadium has not been a happy hunting ground for Spurs over the years and Sutton believes that Moyes’ men will enjoy playing against the London rivals, given the way they dominate the ball and leave spaces in behind.

The pundit admitted that he expects a high-scoring game this evening and backed Tottenham to edge out West Ham.

The former Celtic striker told BBC Sport: “West Ham will still be smarting from the way they lost at Newcastle. Hammers boss David Moyes took Michail Antonio off when his team were cruising at 3-1 up with around 20 minutes to go and, without him, they could not get up the pitch. Antonio gave them a great outlet, but Moyes will also be furious at the late goals his side conceded.

“They will be looking to bounce back here, and they will be confident because they have already beaten Tottenham once this season.

“The expansive way Spurs play suits West Ham because they will be able to hit them on the counter-attack. I think Antonio was taken off on Saturday to rest him for this game, and he will play another key role here.

“There should be a few goals at the other end too, though. Tottenham are just relentless going forward and wear teams down. Even if they go behind, I still fancy them to win this one.”

Prediction: 2-3.

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There are undoubtedly plenty of goals in this game but I would feel a lot more confident about Tottenham’s chances if Micky van de Ven is back in the starting eleven.

We saw against Fulham just how badly our high backline could be exposed without the Dutchman’s recovery pace, with Dragusin still finding his feet in the Premier League and adjusting to Spurs’ system.

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