Friday Night Lights: West Ham host Spurs

Published on May 2nd, 2017 9:46 pm EST
Written By: Cian Murray
Slaven Bilic has a look of concern with the upcoming game against Tottenham Hotspur.  His job might be on the line. Friday night football returns this week with the London derby of West Ham versus Tottenham Hotspur. These are two sides that have very different ambitions at the moment.

Spurs are hoping that Chelsea drop points so they can reach the promised land, while The Hammers are cruising towards the end of the season in mid-table obscurity. Slaven Bilic's side sit on 39 points and that's probably enough to keep out of the relegation places this season, while Spurs have secured their greatest ever points total in the Premier League at 77.

You'd be a fool to bet against them getting three more here too. They are priced 2/5 to get the win and when you look at the stats, that is actually quite generous. West Ham have only won one of their last five games and that victory came against a Swansea side who are near the bottom of the table.

Three of those last five games were draws though and that is probably the most they can hope for in this encounter. If you back this result, you may get paid out at a price of 19/5.

West Ham did get a win against Spurs last season. A 1-0 victory in early March. If you fancy them to get another surprise result, you can back Bilic's side to win at a price of 13/2.

Michail Antonio's goal was decisive in The Hammers last win against Spurs. However, if we were backing players from the home side to get the first this time around, then we would stay away from the midfielder.

Every now and again Andy Carroll proves himself to be a top-class striker and we are due a performance out of the big man. The former Newcastle United player is at 8/1 to get the first. Diafra Sakho is another West Ham player who has been in decent form this season and he is priced at 9/1 to get the first goal.

Most punters will be looking in a very obvious direction in the goal scoring market though - Harry Kane. The striker has been sensational this season and has returned from injury even better than he was before he took a knock.

The striker is 3/1 to get the opener. If you fancy better odds, then you could do worse than backing Kane to get a hat-trick at a price of 15/2.

Kane's partner in goals this season has been Dele Alli. The English pair haven't been able to stop scoring and it is crazy to think that Alli was playing for MK Dons just a couple short years ago.

He is priced at 4/1 to get the first goal and that could be a very good bet. A very good bet indeed.

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