West Ham United vs Tottenham Hotspur 05/03/2014 Free English Premier League Soccer Pick and Preview
West Ham United (10-7-19) Tottenham Hotspur (20-6-10)
Saturday 3rd May 2014 12:45(GMT)
The Line: West Ham United 16/5 Draw 13/5 Tottenham Hotspur 17/20 See the Latest Odds
TV: BT Sport, NBC Sport
The early game on Saturday see's Tottenham travel across London to take on West Ham United in another London derby. There is very little at stake here for either team as Tottenham can no longer get Champions League football and its unclear whether Europa League football would be of benefit or hindrance to a team like Tottenham who really crave the Champions League and the big time. Tim Sherwood's time as Tottenham manager will come to an end when the season finishes and it has to be said that Sherwood has done a reasonable job and is unlucky to be losing his employment. Adebayor, Erickson, Paulinho and Lennon will be the key for Tottenham offensively. Tottenham are unbeaten in their last four scoring twelve goals in the process.
West Ham United have been awful lately with the fans calling for Sam Allardyce to be sacked. The hammers have lost the last four and six of the last eight. Its been dreadful and the fans have every right to feel aggrieved at how the team is performing. Its almost as if the team gave up on the season once they were assured of safety. Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan have been West Ham's biggest threats in terms of goals but of late neither looks capable of scoring or creating anything. Can the hammers give their fans something to cheer about in the last home game of the season?
End of season games are always tough to handicap especially when there is very little at stake for either team. I think that looking at this game the only thing that looks wrong in the pricing is the price on Tottenham. Tottenham have more at stake looking for European football next season.Given West Ham's very poor form its just hard to see anything other than an away win here. For that reason I am taking Tottenham to get the win. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo