Tottenham Hotspur Match Preview

After a long and disappointing journey back from Newcastle on Saturday, West Ham United are set for a big London derby under the Stratford lights tonight when Tottenham Hotspur are the visitors.

Although the Hammers had an unbeaten spell in March, they haven’t actually won a Premier League game since the success at Everton on the first weekend of the month so they will be hoping for a much better start to April.

Both sides go into this game having had the same amount of preparation time but Spurs will have momentum behind them, as they will be looking to build on their comeback victory at home to newly-promoted Luton Town.

The hosts beat Ange Postecoglou’s men when they met on a pre-season tour to Australia back on 18 July and can achieve their first top-flight double of the season here if they are able to quickly erase the memories of Saturday’s match.

James Ward-Prowse is likely to retain his place from the encounter at St James’ Park, as Edson Álvarez completes his two-match suspension, while Łukasz Fabiański is set to deputise for Alphonse Areola, as the Frenchman sustained a groin injury at the weekend. It also means that youngster Joseph Anang will provide cover for the Pole.

David Moyes will have to see whether Nayef Aguerd will be fit enough to return in defence and take the place of Konstantinos Mavropanos.

Just like the reverse fixture back on 7 December, the match kicks off at 8:15pm and the game has been selected for live television coverage. It will be screened by TNT Sports from 7:30pm. The referee is John Brooks.