Tottenham - West Ham Betting Preview: Both sides not to find the net in Sherwood's first match in charge

After a hectic week for Spurs, they welcome the Hammers to White Hart Lane, with our tipster backing few goals in this cup tie
After Liverpool demolished Tottenham on Sunday 5-0, the writing was all the wall for Andre Villas-Boas, who was relieved of his duties on Monday.

Tim Sherwood has taken the reigns on a temporary basis and his first match in charge sees a struggling West Ham come to north London for a place in the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup.

The Hammers have won just once in their last seven matches, sitting one point above the relegation zone in the Premier League. Sam Allardyce will hope the Capital One Cup will come as a welcome distraction, with West Ham already winning three matches to reach this stage. BetVictor price them at 7/1 (8.00) to win the match.

Spurs are a short 9/20 (1.45) with BetVictor to progress in 90 minutes, which seems a tad skinny when you consider the recent managerial change and loss to Liverpool last time out. The draw can be backed at 7/2 (4.50).

Jermain Defoe and Roberto Soldado are both 4/1 (5.00) to score first in the match, with Emmanuel Adebayor maybe worth a shot at 11/2 (6.50), with his expected return to the first team squad after the departure of Villas-Boas.

A bet that stands out in this fixture is both teams not to score at 20/23 (1.87) with BetVictor. This would have landed the last time these two sides met this season (when West Ham won 3-0), as well as in seven of the visitors' last nine matches. With Tim Sherwood likely to keep things tight an avoid defeat, expect a low-scoring affair.

Both teams to score 'NO' at 20/23 (1.87) 1.0pts with BetVictor

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