UK time is: 05:10:11
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Spurs vs. West Ham

White Hart Lane

25/11/12

16:00

Spurs v West Ham Preview

It`s off to North London tomorrow afternoon. It`s our annual pilgrimage to the rough part of the capital as we seek to maintain our good start to the season.

Spurs participation in the Europa League, something we`ve no intention of knocking as it remains a dream for us too chase, means we`re lumbered with a Sunday afternoon start.

But is it a game we can win, why not, Spurs haven`t, under Andre Villas-Boas, been rocking lately and some would say the three points are there for the taking.

Vital Quotes:

With three huge games coming, against what many perceive as three of the big hitters of the Premier League, Big Sam sees the trip, this Sunday, as a fixture that could be seen as a signal of intent when he remarks,

"We`ve got here big games in six days and that`s a big test for us now."

"It`s about us trying to prepare for this game fist and nobody lets themselves drift into what`s coming up in Manchester United and then Chelsea."


That`s it Sam, one game at a time.

Spurs Team News:

Andre Villas-Boas, coming under increasing pressure from the Spur support, enters this match without the services of his star striker Emmanuel Adebyaor with the African starting the first of a three game ban for his high jinx against Arsenal last time out. With Adebayor our, a certain Jermain Defoe will more than likely start.

Also missing will be somebody we still have fond memories of Scott Parker. Scotty has yet to start this season as he battles back from an injury. Villas-Boas is also likely to be without another summer acquisition with Moussa Dembele struggling with a hip injury.

Player to watch: Gareth Bale

Okay I know everyone gives him stick but the acid test is whether you`d welcome him at your club and when the answer is a resounding yes, it`s time to sit back, admire his skills and hope he doesn`t do you too much damage.

West Ham Team News:

It`s mixed news for Big Sam on the injury front. Whilst he`s able to welcome back Matt Jarvis, after the winger missed the last fixture, he`ll still be without Jack Collison (knee), Ricardo Vaz Te (shoulder) and Yossi Benayoun (shin).

Player to watch: Andy Carroll

This, I promise you, will be the fixture that the big striker gets to finally score that first goal for the Hammers.

Match Facts & Stats

The record books show that we don`t usually fare well against Spurs. Up at White Hart Lane, we`ve not won in our last ten Premier League visits, losing six times and drawing four times.

If we look at fixtures both home and away, then it`s only marginally better with Spurs having won seven, two matches being drawn and a solitary West Ham win.

Time to change that then!

Ref Watch:

Our referee for this fixture will be Andre Marriner.

Match Prediction:

West Ham have already shown that they fear nobody in the Premier League and the fine win, away to Newcastle, showed that we can win away from home when faced with a stern challenge. Can we win at White Hart Lane? Of course we can, butt it`ll be tight and decided by a solitary goal.

Next Fixtures:

It`s another fascinating fixture, next time out, when we travel to Old Trafford this Wednesday evening to face Manchester United.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Rossy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday November 24 2012

Time: 1:07PM

Your Comments

I reckon you can get a draw - no sweat
merlin
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent West Ham United Articles

Worst Ever Signing? (Friday August 29 2014)

Southampton (h) - Stat Attack (Friday August 29 2014)

Hammers v Saints - Early Team News (Friday August 29 2014)

Richards Rumour Gathers Momentum (Friday August 29 2014)

Could He Be Coming? (Thursday August 28 2014)

Almunia Forced to Retire! (Thursday August 28 2014)

Hammers to Bring in One More! (Thursday August 28 2014)

Hands Off! (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Maiga Loaned to Metz! (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Big Sam Rues End Result (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Archived West Ham United Articles

List All Vital West Ham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Crystal Palace 1 - 3 West Ham
West Ham 0 - 1 Spurs

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Arsenal 2 1 1 0 1 4
6. Hull City 2 1 1 0 1 4
7. Aston Villa 2 1 1 0 1 4
8. West Ham 2 1 0 1 1 3
9. Liverpool 2 1 0 1 -1 3
10. Everton 2 0 2 0 0 2
11. Sunderland 2 0 2 0 0 2

Breaking League News

Revelry and Worry
Spurs : 29/08/2014 20:00:00
Fernando Torres Departure Confirmed
Chelsea : 29/08/2014 19:51:00
Weekly Rumour Mill- Sighs then Hooiveld and Keogh!
Burnley : 29/08/2014 19:38:00
Sunday's Test
Spurs : 29/08/2014 19:30:00
Bamford Joins Middlesbrough on Loan
Chelsea : 29/08/2014 18:35:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Hammers v Saints?
Suggested By:  rossy
West Ham Win! 68%
Southampton Win! 16%
Draw! 16%