Tottenham vs. West Ham 6/23/20 Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
West Ham (7-6-17) at Tottenham (11-9-10)
Premier League Soccer: Tuesday, June 23 2020 at 4:15pm (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium)
The Line: Tottenham -150 / Draw +300 / West Ham +400 -- O/U: 2.5
TV: BT Sport / DAZN
Tottenham Hotspur host West Ham in what is going to be a very tough encounter for both teams. Tottenham is looking to gain either a Europa League or Champions League spot with 8 games remaining in the season, and West Ham is trying to save themselves from a relegation battle. Who will get closer to their goals on Tuesday?
West Ham has had an absolutely terrible season, and it is shocking as they are a team with quality players, especially attackers like Felipe Anderson. West Ham had their first game back after the break on Saturday and they got completely dismantled by Wolves. West Ham looked solid in the first half, maintaining near 50% of the possession and getting a few shots off. However, in the second half, Wolves just took control of the game and scored two late goals to steal the match. West Ham need all the points they can get as they are looking to get out of the bottom of the table. West Ham is currently tied with Bournemouth at 27 points, and only one point ahead of Aston Villa with 26 points. If West Ham does not get a few draws or victories under their belts in these last 8 games, it could be a shocking relegation for the hammers.
Tottenham Hotspur have had a tough season also, currently sitting in 8th spot in the league, 2 points behind Sheffield United, and 4 points off of a Champions League spot. Spurs are a solid team, however they have not found their groove under Jose Mourinho as of yet. The Lilywhites need to make the most out of these last 8 games as they know they are a top club in the Premier League. Spurs played very well against Manchester United in the first half on Friday, however, in the second half, it was a completely different story. Manchester United maintained control of the game, having 63% possession, and getting 13 shots off. United should have really won that game and Tottenham is lucky to have even gained a point. If Jose Mourinho's men want to rise up the table, a better performance is needed.
Both these teams have high expectations of themselves and are both in need of points, however, you just cannot back the hammers at the moment. West Ham will need to find their points from some other matches because they are surely not going to get some here. Tottenham will maintain possession, and with the potential return of Dele Alli, they will take all 3 points here.