‘Inconsistency could hurt them’ – Paul Merson predicts West Ham vs Tottenham score

Paul Merson has suggested that Tottenham Hotspur’s inconsistency over the past few weeks could cost them a place in the top four, with the pundit backing West Ham to overcome the Lilywhites at the London Stadium.

While it is always a big game whenever Tottenham take on West Ham, this evening’s clash has a lot riding on it for both sides, with Spurs looking to catch Aston Villa in the race for fourth while the Hammers are themselves batting for European qualification.

Tottenham do not have a very good record at the London Stadium and David Moyes’ men might fancy their chances of getting a statement win after throwing away the points at St James’ Park over the weekend.

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West Ham vs Tottenham score prediction

Merson believes that West Ham will be desperate to bounce back after Saturday’s loss and described this evening’s encounter as one of the biggest games of the East London side’s season.

The former Arsenal midfielder told Sportskeeda: “West Ham were 3-1 up against Newcastle, and they took off Michail Antonio. He was their focal point, and they asked Newcastle to have a go. The substitution gave Newcastle the license to bomb forward because they weren’t going to get hurt on the counter.

“Tottenham are becoming a bag of rebels. They were excellent against Villa before they got slaughtered by Fulham, and they stumbled over the line against Luton. They could win or lose this game by a 3-0 margin, and you wouldn’t flinch either way. They’re getting back to the Tottenham of old – their inconsistency could hurt them.

This is one of the biggest games of West Ham’s season, and the fans will back them this week. West Ham are playing at home and could pull off a victory this week. Prediction: West Ham United 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur.”

Spurs Web Opinion

This game is a really difficult one to predict, with both sides being quite inconsistent over the last month. Tottenham need to avoid defeat to continue putting the pressure on Villa but we know that Postecolgou will set the team up to dominate the game and look to take all three points.

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