West Ham vs Tottenham Preview, Team News, Line-ups, Betting Tips & Prediction

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West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has hailed Tottenham as the most attractive team in the Premier League ahead of their clash on Saturday at the London Stadium. But he loves Tottenham and wants to play here for a long time.

The Belgium global has been a key player for Pochettino's Tottenham in the last two seasons, but the manager increasingly has to pick and choose when he starts, and Dembele has not featured in five of the club's past 10 league games, spanning this season and last.

Another victory on Saturday would see them equal their club record of five consecutive Premier League away wins, while also lifting them into third place for a few hours at least.

Slaven Bilic stuck Carroll up top, pushed Hernandez wide, and West Ham inevitably altered its approach.

Spurs were held to a disappointing 0-0 draw by Swansea City at Wembley last weekend which means they remain win-less in the league at their adopted home this season. Indeed, by the time the rest of the league kicks off, West Ham could find themselves thirteenth in the table, allowing them to finally start looking above themselves, rather than below.

And Tottenham then made it two just four minutes later, with Kane finding the back of the net again, this time firing in a rebound after Alli had been denied by a save from Joe Hart.

West Ham were given a lifeline by Javier Hernandez's header and Spurs' edginess was compounded when Serge Aurier was sent off for two yellow cards.

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West Ham may have been unable to match Tottenham's progress in recent years, but they have had the edge over their London rivals on home turf. We are so excited to play and try to win three points.

Carroll, who cost £15million from Liverpool, has missed 114 matches through a catalogue of injuries since he signed for the Hammers in 2012.

That scenario - if it pans out - gives Mauricio Pochettino lots to ponder.

"We are disappointed we lost the game", said Bilic.

And he spoke about how he'd worked hard to reach where he was now in the Premier League.

Alli swung in a ideal cross behind a West Ham backline caught horribly square, and Kane applied the finish with a glancing header past Joe Hart. "Many people talk about him winning trophies for Harry to stay here with us". To offset their poor home form, Spurs must win a disproportionate amount of away games, none of which are more important than contests against fellow London sides.

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