Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has given his prediction on who he thinks will win between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow afternoon.
Tottenham have won four of their last six matches in the Premier League while the Hammers have only mustered two victories in the same time period. Despite spending around £100 million during the summer, Manuel Pellegrini’s side finds themselves in fifteenth place in the table.
Dele Alli (hamstring), Danny Rose (groin) and Jan Vertonghen (hamstring) all continue to miss out for Mauricio Pochettino, but there is good news with the return of Christian Eriksen (abdomen) and Mousa Dembele (thigh).
Spurs are looking to win consecutive away Premier League games against West Ham for the first time since August 2009, while in contrast, West Ham have not won consecutive Premier League games at the London Stadium since December 2016.
Merson believes that neither side will take all three points and will have to settle for a draw.
He told Sky Sports: ” don’t worry about West Ham in the big games at the London Stadium. Games like this one against Tottenham, it looks after itself. It’s the games against the likes of Wolves and Bournemouth – two games they lost earlier in the season – that are of concern. However, like against Manchester United, the fans will be up for this one and they don’t have to go and chase the game. West Ham can play on the counter against Spurs and that suits them.
“I’d be shocked if West Ham lost this game. Tottenham haven’t been in great form and they’ve had a lot of players away on international duty. Christian Eriksen is a huge miss for Spurs. He’s a bit of an unsung hero for Mauricio Pochettino’s side because he knits everything together from the midfield.
“I’m going to go for a draw as I don’t see West Ham losing this game. If I had to pick a winner I’d go with the Hammers.
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