Starting a new era in North London this weekend, Jose Mourinho will look to get his Tottenham tenure off to a winning start when they make the trip to bitter London rivals West Ham on Saturday lunchtime.
Playing out a 1-1 draw against a Sheffield United prior to the international break, Spurs’ five-match winless Premier League run saw Mauricio Pochettino’s reign come to an end in midweek and the Lilywhites are a side desperate to kick-start their campaign.
On the flip side, Saturday’s guests are not the only side who find themselves in the midst of an extended struggle and have continued free-falling down the standings.
Handed a 3-0 hammering away at Burnley a fortnight ago, the Hammers have now lost four of their last five Premier League matchups and they have not recorded a single victory since the 22nd of September.
With Spurs landing back-to-back victories in East London, you might be interested to know that Mourinho’s new men can be found at 17/20 with William Hill to clinch all three points this weekend.
Woeful West Ham
Booed off by the traveling East London faithful after suffering a 3-0 hammering away at Burnley prior to the break, the Hammers also shipped a trio of goals against Newcastle in their last appearance at the London Stadium.
Much like over the past two seasons, a huge part of the Hammers’ continued issues in November have come down to some rather glaring struggles at the back.
With back-up goalkeeper Roberto suffering in a string of woeful individual mistakes, West Ham have shipped at least a pair of goals in six of their last seven matches across all competitions. Saturday’s hosts are priced at 8/13 with Coral to suffer a similar fate this weekend.
Unsurprisingly, enduring their most worrying run over the past 12 months, the more vocal sections around the London Stadium are calling on the former Manchester City boss to be removed from his position in the dugout.
Still sat on a stunning £20million payout, you might be interested to know that Pellegrini can be found pencilled in at 6/1 with Paddy Power to be the next manager given the boot.
Pochettino out, Mourinho in
In what was a dramatic 24 hours for Tottenham in midweek, many were surprised by the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino, but more were surprised by the news that Jose Mourinho has taken over in North London.
Enduring their worst domestic start in recent memory and without a win in their last five top-flight matchups, there is no doubt that the former Manchester United and Chelsea boss has his sights set on mounting a charge for the top-four.
Opening the weekend down in 14th and already 11 points adrift of the top-four, you might be interested to know that last year’s Champions League finalists can be found at 11/4 with Ladbrokes to break back into the top-four this season.
There is no doubt that ‘The Special One’ will see attacking talisman and England skipper Harry Kane as a vital part of his plans.
Bagging four goals in his two EURO 2020 qualifying matchups, the 25-year-old already has 20 goals for club and country this season, including three in his last four for Spurs.
You might be interested to know that Kane can be found at 5/6 with 888sport to open to the Mourinho era with a goal this weekend.