Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United square off in a London derby in N17 this evening in what of a must-win encounter for both sides for completely different reasons.
Jose Mourinho’s side must win to salvage any hopes of pushing for a top four finish while the Hammers head to North London a place outside of the Premier League relegation zone on goal difference.
Spurs are looking to complete a Premier League double over West Ham for the first time since the 2012-13 season under André Villas-Boas.
West Ham won 1-0 away at Spurs last season but haven’t won back-to-back away league matches against their London rivals since November 1966 under Ron Greenwood.
In all competitions, the away side has won six of the last seven matches between Spurs and West Ham, including each of the last four in a row. The last home win in this fixture was back in May 2017, a 1-0 victory for West Ham.
Tottenham have lost their last two Premier League London derbies (both vs Chelsea), last losing three in a row back in August 2005. They’ve also lost two of their last three home London derbies (W1), more than they had in their previous 22 (W15 D6 L1).
West Ham have won just one of their last 10 Premier League games (D2 L7), while away from home the Hammers have lost each of their last six. Only Bournemouth (7) have won fewer Premier League points so far in 2020 than David Moyes’ side (8).
During his entire managerial career, Spurs boss José Mourinho has managed more games against David Moyes without losing than any other manager (13 – W8 D5).
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