Eventually having to settle for a point against Manchester United on their return to action last week, Tottenham will look to make a return to winning ways when they host West Ham in a London derby on Tuesday night.
Watching Jose Mourinho’s former employer snatch a late point in North London on Friday, Spurs have continued to show some glaring issues either side of the break and are now in a real uphill battle to secure any kind of European football for next season.
On the flip side, putting in yet another dreadful display against Wolves over the weekend and hit with a 2-0 defeat on their return to action, West Ham are firmly at the heart of a relegation scrap and the mood in their camp remains at a season-low.
With an unenviable return from the enforced break, the Hammers were also hit with a 3-2 defeat when they welcomed Spurs to the London Stadium earlier in the campaign.
Losing three of their last four meetings against their bitter rivals and in for another tough test in midweek, a much-needed three points for Tottenham can be found priced at 3/4 with William Hill.
Bergwijn to shine?
With many feeling that they were eventually lucky to snatch a point off of Manchester United on their return to action, Tottenham are still struggling to find their feet under Jose Mourinho.
Heavily criticised after crashing out of the Champions League at the hands of German outfit RB Leipzig in what was a 4-0 aggregate hammering, the former Chelsea boss has now seen his side fail to win any of their last six contests across all competitions.
Also watching rock-bottom Norwich knock them out of the FA Cup in North London prior to the break, Mourinho will be desperate for January arrival Steven Bergwijn to lead their much-needed resurge.
While Spurs may have been glad to have welcomed a quiet Harry Kane back on Friday night, the former PSV winger once again found the net against United on his and Spurs’ return to action.
Impressing before the interruption, the 22-year-old has now bagged two goals in his last three Premier League outings, including a strike in Tottenham’s 2-0 win against Manchester City.
You might be interested to know that Bergwijn can be found priced at 7/4 with Coral to extend on his tally and bag a maiden derby day goal in midweek.
Woeful West Ham
Offering very little in return and hit with what eventually turned out to be a routine 2-0 defeat at home against Wolves on Saturday evening, the mood in West Ham’s camp remains at a constant low.
Despite a brief bounce when entering the enforced break with a much-needed 3-1 win against Southampton, last summers big spenders have endured a woeful campaign in East London.
Losing seven of their last eight matches across all competitions, including crashing out of the FA Cup against Championship side West Brom, David Moyes’ side are now at the heart of a growing relegation scrap.
Shipping another pair of goals on their return to action over the weekend, the Hammers have continued to show some rather glaring defensive issues throughout the year.
In fact, failing to record a single clean sheet since New Year’s Day, Tuesday’s guests have shipped at least two goals in four of their previous six defeats on the road.
You might be interested to know that the relegation scrappers can be found priced at 8/11 with Ladbrokes to once again ship over 1.5 goals across London in midweek.