Tottenham Hotspur - West Ham United Betting Preview: Back the hosts to record a narrow win on Sunday

Spurs have lost all of their previous three Premier League matches but Willie Duncan is backing Andre Villas-Boas' men to edge out the Hammers at White Hart Lane
West Ham showed their battling qualities to come from a goal down to force a 1-1 draw with Stoke City on Monday night and Sam Allardyce’s men will be hoping to add to their points tally when they travel to White Hart Lane to face an out-of-sorts Tottenham.

Spurs have lost three consecutive Premier League matches but are chalked up as 8/15 (1.53) favourites with William Hill to arrest that alarming sequence of results by claiming three points on Sunday afternoon.

West Ham’s trip to White Hart Lane marks the beginning of a particularly tough set of fixtures for the Hammers who also face Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, in-form West Brom, Everton and Arsenal before the turn of the year and so Sam Allardyce will be desperate to see his side take something from the trip to north London.

West Ham are rated as a 5/1 (6.0) chance with William Hill to win while the same firm go 11/4 (3.75) that both teams are forced to settle for a share of the spoils.

The Hammers will look to keep things tight on their visit to White Hart Lane and while it should be noted that Sam Allardyce’s men have conceded just six goals on the road in five Premier League outings this term, they have managed a paltry return of just four away goals thus far.

West Ham's inability to put the ball in the net proved costly against Stoke City as they dominated the second half of Monday night’s match but could not find a winner.

That will come as some relief to a Tottenham Hotspur side that has conceded in seven of their last eight matches.

Spurs, though, showed great resilience in forcing a 0-0 draw against Lazio in midweek and Andre Villas-Boas will look for another solid showing from his team here.

With the Hammers looking so shot-shy on the road, the 23/20 (2.15) on offer from William Hill for fewer than three goals to be scored offers considerable appeal here while the 9/5 (2.80) for Spurs to be the only team to score also looks to be outstanding value.

As ever, those seeking bigger prices may be tempted by the correct score market and a 1-0 win for the hosts, on the back of a tough trip to Rome in midweek, is the value selection here at a tasty 7/1 (8.0) with William Hill.

Under 2.5 goals at 23/20 (2.15) with William Hill
Tottenham Hotspur to win 1-0 at 7/1 (8.0) with William Hill

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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